Handsome Commercial Pilot Jake Pavelka Gets a Second Chance at Love on the
14th Edition of The Bachelor

The Hit Romance Reality Series Returns January 4 on Citytv

TORONTO, Dec. 17 /CNW/ - Hopeful romantic Jake Pavelka sets out to prove that nice guys don't always finish last in love. In his own bid for true love, Jake will get to choose from among 25 bachelorettes, when Season 14 of The Bachelor premieres Monday, January 4, 2010 at 8pm ET/PT (7pm CT, 9pm MT) on Citytv (s/ABC).

"Canadian audiences really embraced the last season of The Bachelorette making it a true ratings success," commented Malcolm Dunlop, Executive Vice President, Programming, Rogers Media Television. "We expect the upcoming season of The Bachelor to continue to build on that momentum this winter."

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Romantic and adventurous dates will reach new heights this season! Watch as Jake invites six bachelorettes on a glamorous photo shoot and whisks away one lucky woman to Palm Springs for an exclusive concert by superstar rock group, Chicago. Exciting exploits await Jake and the bachelorettes at Six Flags Magic Mountain and laughs abound when Jake takes eight women to the famous Jon Lovitz Comedy Club. Plus, a surprise road trip up California's panoramic coast makes for close quarters for the bachelorettes. The three final women are treated to a breathtaking trip to the island paradise of St. Lucia for sexy overnight dates, as well as the thrilling finale. Jake is in for a wild ride as he faces one bombshell after another on this journey of a lifetime. Secrets are revealed, emotions run deep and one bachelorette crosses a line with devastating results. Will Jake finally find his special woman or will this nice guy's dream of love end in heartbreak?

In the season premiere episode Jake returns to the same Malibu mansion where he first met Jillian, to meet 25 gorgeous bachelorettes from across the U.S. As Jake greets each bachelorette, one charming woman confesses her fear of flying, and an alluring teacher causes a stir when she dons a revealing flight attendant's uniform and steals Jake away from an unsuspecting single mom. Then, an athletic hottie starts the first ever barefoot-in-eveningwear football scrimmage in Bachelor history! The competition intensifies when host Chris Harrison introduces the "first impression" rose, and announces a twist: the ladies must impress Jake AND last's season's happy couple - Jillian and Ed. The former Bachelorette and her fiancé join Jake to help him with his tough decision and share a special announcement. Finally, Jake must eliminate ten of the 25 women the first night, leaving 15 to compete for his affections, and in the end, his heart.

Want more drama? Catch up on episodes of The Bachelor at Citytv.com 24 hours post broadcast.

Ever since Jake shared a magical one-on-one date with Bachelorette Jillian Harris, millions of women have had their 'Top Gun' fantasies about him. A fan favourite for his reputation as an honest guy with an open heart - not to mention his good looks -- viewers were stunned when Jillian rejected Jake right before the hometown dates on last season's The Bachelorette. An accomplished pilot, Jake became an airline captain flight instructor at 23. On his days off, he has fun flying acrobatic planes, taking dance lessons and woodworking at the home he owns near Dallas. His parents have had a long and happy marriage, and it seems to run in the family, as Jake also has two happily married brothers - older brother Jason and younger brother Matt - and two nieces. Jake grew up in Denton, Texas and attended University of North Texas and Embry Engineering University for Aerospace Science.

Citytv(TM) television stations in Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton and Winnipeg offer viewers intensely-local, urban-oriented, culturally-diverse television programming. A distinct alternative to other conventional television stations, Citytv engages its viewers with dynamic on-air personalities and delivers an entertaining mix of news, local-interactive formats such as: Breakfast Television and CityLine; as well as local Canadian and US acquired prime time entertainment programming. Citytv is a part of Rogers Broadcasting Limited, a division of Rogers Communications Inc. (TSX: RCI and NYSE: RCI) which is a diversified Canadian communications and media company. For more information on Citytv stations and programming, visit www.Citytv.com.

SOURCE Rogers Media

For further information: For further information: Media Contact: Veronica Logue, Rogers Media Television, (416) 764-3195, veronica.logue@rci.rogers.com


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