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The Bachelorette Returns for a Seventh Romantic Season Monday, May 23, on Citytv

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The Bachelorette Returns for a Seventh Romantic Season Monday, May 23, on Citytv


Vivacious And Energetic Ashley Hebert Puts It All On The Line For A Second Chance at Love


Canadian Bachelor, Chris M., from Edmonton, Alberta, Is Among the 25 Bachelors Competing for Ashley’s Affections


(Toronto – May 4, 2011) Ashley Hebert’s unwillingness to admit she was in love with Brad on season 15 of The Bachelor may have cost her the final rose, but now the bouncy brunette is ready to risk it all in order to find “the one.” This time she’s handing out the roses and with 25 suitors vying for her affections, she will have some big decisions to make. Watch as Ashley’s journey begins - with a shocking twist when the seventh edition of The Bachelorette premieres at a special time Monday, May 23, at 9pm ET/PT (8CT, 10MT) on Citytv (s/ABC). The Bachelorette will return to its regular time Monday, May 30 at 8pm ET/PT (7CT, 9MT).

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The drama begins immediately on the season premiere episode when Chris Harrison discovers that Ashley already knows about one of the men, Bentley, before meeting him. A former Bachelor cast member warned her that Bentley might be there for the wrong reasons. A Wall Street banker, Ames, is right on the money when he offers Ashley a pair of tickets to the ballet. Ben F., a winemaker who knows his way around fine wines, pours a glass for Ashley from her own special vintage that he created. Meanwhile Jeff, a mysterious masked bachelor who wants to be known for more than his pretty face attempts to draw all of Ashley’s attention. When Bentley finally arrives, Ashley starts off being cynical, but is blown away by how attractive and charming he is.

Once inside, the competition between the men begins. Ben C., an attorney, makes his case by communicating a romantic message to Ashley from across the room on giant cue cards. From behind his mask, Jeff explains that he wants her to get to get to know the person he is on the inside. Then, Mike has a special song for the Bachelorette and starts to accompany himself on his guitar. Tensions mount and sparks fly as the bachelors vie for the first impression rose. Finally at the end of the night, Ashley will eliminate seven of the 25 men, leaving 18 to compete for her affections and, ultimately, her heart.

Ashley’s 25 suitors are: (in alphabetical order)
Ames, 31, a portfolio manager from New York, NY
Anthony, 28, a butcher from Wyckoff, NJ
Ben C., 28, a lawyer from New Orleans, LA
Ben F., 28, a winemaker from Sonoma, CA
Bentley, 28, a businessman from Salt Lake City, UT
Blake, 27, a dentist from Greenville, SC
Chris D., 25, a sports marketing coordinator from Chicago, IL
Chris M., 27, a construction company CEO from Edmonton, Canada
Constantine, 30, a restaurant owner from Atlanta, GA
Frank, 29, a college admissions director from Murfreesboro, TN
Jeff, 35, an entrepreneur from St. Louis, MO
Jon, 26, an e-commerce executive from Vancouver, WA
J.P., 34, a construction manager from New York, NY
Lucas, 30, an oilfield equipment distributor from Odessa, TX
Matt, 28, an office supply salesman from Bridgewater, MA
Michael, 29, a technology salesman from San Diego, CA
Mickey, 31, a chef from Cleveland, OH
Nick, 26, a personal trainer from Tampa, FL
Rob, 27, a technology executive from Monroe, MI
Ryan M., 27, a construction estimator from Royal Oak, MI
Ryan P, 31, a solar energy executive from Corona Del Mar, CA
Stephen, 27, a hairstylist from Manhattan Beach, CA
Tim, 35, a liquor distributor from Long Beach, NY
West, 30, a lawyer from Chapin, SC
William, 30, a cellular phone salesman from Galloway, OH

The Bachelorette is from Next Entertainment in association with Warner Horizon Television.

Visit www.Citytv.com for extensive Bachelorette coverage starting Monday, May 23. Log on for live chats on Monday nights. Whether you are chatting at home, on MSN, Facebook or Twitter, Citytv wants to hear what you have to say about each episode. Catch up online with full episodes at Citytv.com or on the Citytv iPad app. Plus - play along with the Bachelorette Fantasy Pool and make weekly picks on who will get a rose and have the chance to win an amazing prize!

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Veronica Logue, Rogers Media Television, 416-764-3195,
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