HARLEQUIN FEATURED IN UPCOMING EPISODE OF ABC’S HIT REALITY SERIES THE BACHELOR

 

Los Angeles, TORONTO, January 8, 2013 – Harlequin, one of the world’s leading publishers of books for women, will play a central role in an upcoming episode of The Bachelor, ABC’s tremendously popular romance reality series. The episode will feature a special “group date” where the women pose for a Harlequin cover with the newest Bachelor, Sean Lowe. The contestant that shows the most spontaneity, flair and chemistry with Sean will be awarded a three-book cover-model opportunity with Harlequin. The episode is scheduled to air Monday, January 14, 2013, on ABC.

Sean and the competitors will experience what is required to be a successful Harlequin cover model. Harlequin Creative Director Margie Miller will shepherd the group through hair, makeup and wardrobe stages and then have them pose for multiple cover scenarios in a Los Angeles mansion. Each contestant will have an opportunity to impress Ms. Miller and Harlequin Brand Representative, Michelle Renaud, with their ability to pose in a polished and unaffected manner and convey a genuine connection with Sean.

This season on The Bachelor, Sean, 29, the successful Dallas businessman and entrepreneur who charmed fans while wooing Bachelorette Emily Maynard, meets 26 potential soul mates and gets another shot at love as the Bachelor.  Sean was blindsided in the Caribbean island of Curaçao when Emily rejected him, and viewers saw the devastated Sean wrestling to make sense of her decision.  Thankfully, Sean did not give up on his dream of love and he now knows with certainty that the time is right for him to risk it all again to try to find the right woman.

“What makes The Bachelor so compelling—searching for true love and ending up with your soul mate—is what our novels are all about. This is a real Harlequin story come to life,” said Ms. Renaud. “And The Bachelor and Harlequin are a great fit, because people know both always have a happy ending.”

The 17th season of The Bachelor, from Warner Horizon Television, airs Mondays 8:00 p.m./7:00 p.m. central on ABC. For more information on The Bachelor, visit abc.go.com/shows/the-bachelor.

About Harlequin

Harlequin (Harlequin.com) is one of the world’s leading publishers of books for women, with titles issued worldwide in 34 languages and sold in 114 international markets. The company publishes more than 110 titles monthly and more than 1,200 authors from around the world. Harlequin is a wholly owned subsidiary of Torstar Corporation (torstar.com), a broadly based media company listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TS.B). Harlequin’s website is located at Harlequin.com. Harlequin has offices in 19 countries, including offices in Toronto, New York and London. For more information, please visit Harlequin.com and Facebook.com/HarlequinBooks. Follow Harlequin on Twitter @HarlequinBooks.

About The Bachelor

On ABC’s hit primetime reality series The Bachelor, one lucky man is offered the chance to find true love. A single and eligible bachelor embarks on a romantic journey, getting to know a bevy of beautiful bachelorettes, gradually narrowing the field to the one woman to whom he may propose marriage in the dramatic season finale. Hosted by Chris Harrison, The Bachelor is produced by Next Entertainment in association with Warner Horizon Television.

Media Contacts:
Lisa Wray
Harlequin, Public Relations
(416) 445-5350
lisa_wray@harlequin.ca

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Comments ( 18 )
  1. Agatha P. Townsend
    January 8, 2013 at 7:39 pm
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    I hate the “Bachelor” show on television, it is stupid and girls act stupid all falling in love with this one man. not too classy.Sorry that is my opinion.

  2. Fran Huff
    January 8, 2013 at 8:06 pm
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    I think the Bachelor show is dumb. The girls act like idiots. How would you like to be #10 in line after this guy has been with 9 other women? Tacky—no class. Sorry but I won’t watch the show.

  3. Joanie Riead
    January 8, 2013 at 9:02 pm
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    I think that the “Bachelor” is a reality love show that romantics watch so this will be a great chance for Harlequin to get their name out there even more so. Way to go Harlequin!!! Even though I think the show is silly and just a few times it has worked out I still watch it.

  4. Nancy Goldberg Levine
    January 8, 2013 at 9:05 pm
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    I love “The Bachelor.” I think the emotions of the contestants and the love story and hopefully happy ending is what it’s all about.

  5. Melinda Santa Cruz
    January 8, 2013 at 9:31 pm
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    How exciting! I can’t wait to see it!

  6. Judith Middleton
    January 8, 2013 at 10:29 pm
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    Sorry folks…as is the case with any reality show, either on network or cable, I still believe that the majority of these shows are staged/rehearsed. If you just really think about it for a moment, how can they not be? However, they do qualify for great soap opera watching…how do you think that some of these people go on to be professional actors? It’s all acting, people!!

  7. Jen
    January 9, 2013 at 2:03 am
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    I’m not into these ‘reality’ shows , however I think it’s a great opportunity for Harlequin to get on TV. Since this seems to be quite popular, I think it will be a success for Harlequin. Go for it !

  8. Kaelee
    January 9, 2013 at 8:27 am
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    I only watch Dancing with the Stars. I think this will be positive exposure for Harlequin.

  9. Silvana
    January 9, 2013 at 1:38 pm
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    Good for Harlequin great exposure…but truthfully the show is a waste time.

  10. Rilly
    January 9, 2013 at 5:47 pm
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    I too think a lot of the reality shows are staged or edited to a particular story line. Can’t stand Bachelor/Bachelorette….have better things to do with my time.

  11. Allison McKowen
    January 9, 2013 at 6:17 pm
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    I agree with most of these other ladies that most so-called “reality” shows are for the birds, though I do enjoy Dancing With The Stars. Good marketing ploy, though.

  12. Gerry C
    January 9, 2013 at 6:50 pm
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    I can’t wait to see the episode.

  13. Kristy P
    January 10, 2013 at 10:41 am
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    This episode is going to be really interesting to watch.

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  15. Jamie
    January 12, 2013 at 8:56 am
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    Reality shows like the Bachelor couldn’t be farther from ‘reality’ if they tried. Not my idea of romance.

  16. Debbie Burgo
    January 14, 2013 at 4:16 am
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    These shows are hardly realistic and that any couple who finds this to work for them in the long run is rare. Complete strangers meeting at exotic locations, spending a very brief amount of time in a group of other people or one on one and then “married happily ever after” is a dream.

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