The Bachelorette JoJo Fletcher will hand out her final rose in a few weeks, but first, the 25-year-old Texas real estate developer will come face-to-face with the guys she sent home this season during the Men Tell All special.
Fans can expect to see host Chris Harrison calls several of this season’s most talked-about contestants up on stage to sit in the hot seat, including Chad Johnson, Alex Woytkiw, Evan Bass, Wells Adams, and the guy JoJo sends home after the upcoming hometowns and overnight dates episode.
— The Bachelorette (@BacheloretteABC) July 3, 2016
Here’s the scoop on the upcoming Men Tell All special, including the taping and air dates, and some intel on the guys who quickly made the transition from falling for Bachelorette JoJo to hooking up on the upcoming season of Bachelor in Paradise.
The Bachelorette Men Tell All is not a live show like the After the Final Rose special, so expect ABC to release heavily edited video clips of the MTA man-drama before it airs on TV.
Taping will take place in Los Angeles the weekend before the special airs on July 26, so die-hard Bachelorette fans should also check their Twitter, Snapchat, and Instagram feeds one weekend prior to the air date — there is no doubt the guys will be bro-ing it up for the cameras before and after they tape the special.
I feel like it would be funny if I showed up to the men tell all just reallyy.. really.. fat
— Chad Johnson (@1ChadJohnson) July 3, 2016
Most of JoJo’s guys have all been extremely active on social media this season, so the Men Tell All taping will be just another opportunity to play up their time in the spotlight, however brief.
“I’ve never seen the guys do this much self-promotion in my life,” Reality Steve writes. “It is kinda creepy. They all were dumped yet constantly telling everyone, ‘Hey watch me tonight!’ Then again, we shouldn’t be surprised. That’s what the show is now.”
This season, the network will ward off any potential spoilers about JoJo’s final three guys by airing the overnight dates episode the night before the Men Tell All. This way the guy who was eliminated after spending the night in the Fantasy Suite with JoJo will already be known to fans.
During Ben Higgins’ season of the Bachelor, ABC aired the Fantasy Suite dates episode after the Women Tell All, something that caused outrage among viewers. According to a previous report from The Inquisitr, many fans who don’t read spoilers were shocked when Caila Quinn was shown in photos at a Women Tell All after-party — a get-together that took place before her elimination on the overnight dates episode aired on TV.
Before fans get to watch the Men Tell All on July 26, JoJo will eliminate two more guys in Argentina (Episode 7, July 11). Then it is on to the hometown dates (Episode 8, July 18) in California, Florida, Colorado, and Texas, and the overnight dates (Episode 9, July 25) where JoJo will decide who her final two guys are.
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Before the Bachelorette season finale airs on August 1, the majority of the guys who appeared on Season 20 will appear on the Men Tell All special. According to Reality Steve, Chase McNary was one of the final three guys who made it to the overnight dates in Thailand, but he was eliminated after spending the night with JoJo in the Fantasy Suite.
In past seasons, the third place guy shows up at the Men Tell All to talk about his broken heart and make a play to become the next Bachelor. Chase will be up in the hot seat with Chris Harrison, and there is no question he will try to win over the hearts of fans during his time on stage, but he will have big competition.
Spoilers point to Luke Pell getting dumped by JoJo after his hometown dates and E! News reports that he has quickly become a frontrunner for the next Bachelor gig — the applause he gets from fans at the Men Tell All will be a clear indication that he may be handing out roses in January 2017.
Other guys who may end up in the hot seat are Alex Woytkiw, Evan Bass, Wells Adams, and Derek Peth, who cried his way out of Argentina on the Bachelorette Episode 6. And yes, Chad Johnson will get more air time than he deserves, bringing his own brand of crazy to the couch during the Men Tell All.
Watch the Bachelorette on Monday nights at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.
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