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The new bachelorette is Jillian Harris

Season Premiere Date:
Monday, May 18th @ 9pm on ABC

Jillian is The Bachelorette

To the astonishment of many Jillian Harris has been chosen by ABC to be the next Bachelorette.  Jillian is the one women on this years Bachelor that really captured America's support and the ground swelling support for her to be the next Bachelorette.
Jillian is originally from Peace River, Alberta however she now calls Vancouver, British Columbia her home.  Jillian is a interior designer specializing in designing and revamping restaurants.

Jillian says she feels very lucky to have become the next Bachelorette and feels although it is a non traditional way of finding love, she will find her love.  Jillian says 'As the Bachelorette she hopes she makes the right decision the first time and she does not need her dad to see any more hot tub scenes.'

Jillian is a very refreshing choice as Bachelorette because she comes without pretense and is not a good actor.  What you see is what you get with Jillian.

The Bachelorette kicks off on Monday, May 18th at 8/7c.  Be sure to tune in to what is sure to be the best Bachelorette ever.


ABC Press Release....

Wednesday, March 04, 2009
ABC Television Network

Jillian Harris, the intelligent, independent, passionate woman who fell just short of her goal -- hoping that Jason Mesnick could be her best friend, soul mate and future husband on the just completed hit season of "The Bachelor" -- will have her own opportunity to find true love, starring in the fifth edition of "The Bachelorette," which will premiere MONDAY, MAY 18 (9:00-11:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network. The announcement was made last night on "The Bachelor: After the Final Rose, Part 2" special.

An instant fan favorite on the last edition of "The Bachelor," Jillian, 29, a restaurant interior designer who currently resides in Vancouver, British Columbia, came oh-so-close to being the woman Jason selected. She scored points with him the first night she met him. Finding a creative new way to "grill" a guy, Jillian disclosed her unusual theory about discovering a lot about a man from the condiments he puts on his hot dog, and she immediately put Jason to the test. Her adventurous spirit and resourceful, resilient manner of handling a stressful family situation impressed Jason, who fit in with her wonderful and warm family. He invited her to New Zealand as one of the final three women, but even after she and Jason shared one of the steamiest hot tubs in Bachelor history, he still questioned whether their chemistry would last over time and sent her home.

Enthusiastic about her work and life in general, Jillian is ready to find her best friend and settle down and is confident that she can find the love of her life on "The Bachelorette." Jillian is an only child and is excited at the thought of starting her own family.

Jillian, a native of Peace River, Alberta, Canada, graduated from British Columbia Institute of Technology with a degree in interior design. In her spare time she volunteers in the Big Brothers/Big Sisters program as a school tutor and mentor.


Unofficial schedule/timeline of filming and airdates of the new season:

Jillian Harris Bachelorette 5

All travel to film location starting 3/13/2009
Promos and pictures 3/14/2009
Preparations for filming 3/14-15/2009

Monday 3/16 Meet and Greet
RC cut 25/15 Episode 1 Air Date 5/18

Tuesday 3/17/2009 move in /group date
Wednesday, 3/18 : Group Date
Thurs., 3/19: Group Date

Friday, 3/20: RC Cut 15/12 Episode 2 Air Date: 5/25

Saturday, 3/21: Group Date
Sunday, 3/22: 1on1 Date
Monday, 3/23 Group date

Tuesday, 3/24/2009: RC Cut 12/9 Episode 3 Air Date: 6/1

Wednesday 3/25 : Group Date
Thurs. 3/26 2 on 1

Friday 3/27: RC 9/6 Episode 4 Air Date: Air Date: 6/8

Sat. 3/28/2009: Travel
Sunday 3/29: 1 on 1
Monday 3/30 - small group
Tues. 3/31- 1 0n 1

Wed. 4/1/2009.…RC Cut 6/4 Episode 5 Air Date: 6/15

Thurs. 4/2 …..Travel for Home town Dates
Friday 4/3.….HTD 1
Travel 4/4
Sunday 4/5/2009 HTD 2
Monday 4/6 Travel
Tues. 4/7 HTD 3
Wed. 4/8 HTD 4
Thurs. 4/9 Travel to RC location

Friday 4/10 RC Cut 4/3 Episode 6 Air Date: 6/22

Sat and Sunday 4/11 - 4/12 Travel for Fantasy Dates

Monday 4/13 Fantasy Date 1
Tuesday 4/14 Fantasy date 2
Wednesday 4/15 Fantasy Date 3
Allowing a day for time off 4/16
Friday 4/17/ 2009 RC Cut 3/2 Episode 7 Air date: 6/29

MTA to be filmed after release of F 3 sometime after 4/17/2009 - Episode 7 Air Date: 7/6

Saturday 4/18/2009 travel for Meet Jill’s Family

Sunday 4/19/2009 Meet Jill’s Family
Monday 4/20/2009 Meet Jill’s Family
Tuesday 4/21/2009 Travel to LCD location
Wed. 4/22/2009 LCD 1
Thurs 4/23/2009 LCD 2
Friday 4/24/2009 Day off or travel to final location for FRC

Saturday 4/25 /2009 FRC Cut 2/1 Episode 8 Air date 7/13

Based on the last 4 seasons of the Bachelor and the Bachelorette as always this is a tentative
Schedule which can and will be altered as information becomes available.
This is based on the filming commencement date announced as March 16, 2009.

Start date 5/18/2009 and finishing 7/13/2009!

credit to kcsgramma

An interesting article:

Jillian’s star rising - Peace River’s Jillian Harris announced as TV’s new Bachelorette

Jillian Harris, 29, from Peace River now living in Vancouver, is ABC’s first Canadian Bachelorette.

Relatives of Jillian Harris are keeping their fingers crossed that the Alberta-born restaurant designer and Bachelor castoff will find love a second time as ABC’s first Canadian Bachelorette.

“I hope she finds that best friend she is looking for, her soulmate,” said her aunt Mona Harris from her home in Peace River.

“She’s got a good personality; she’s a good person and she’s got a good job. I think she’ll do just great,” her uncle Mark Harris said, adding that Jillian’s rising stardom is the talk of Peace River, her hometown.

Jillian, who now resides in Vancouver, was named the star of the fifth instalment of The Bachelorette Tuesday night on The Bachelor: After the Final Rose, Part 2 special show. In the vice-versa version of The Bachelor, Jillian will have her pick of 25 eligible suitors in hopes of finding the love of her life.

The 29-year-old was a fan favourite on Season 13 of The Bachelor, beating out 22 other contestants to make it to the final three. But she was sent packing by the show’s star, account executive and single father Jason Mesnick.

Mesnick eventually offered his final rose to Melissa Rycroft, and in a shocking twist, later cancelled their engagement and proposed to runner-up Molly Malaney instead. His change of heart sparked a backlash among Bachelor fans. It was then, perhaps, a blessing in disguise that Jillian was eliminated before the final rose ceremony, her aunt said.

“I felt so bad when she made it to third because we knew she cared about him,” Mona said. “But you know, in the end, after everything happened, I said that Jilly just got out in time.”

While Jillian said she was under strict orders not to speak to media about the show, she indicated in an ABC press release that she is confident she will find the love of her life on the love-match reality program and, as an only child, is ready to settle down and start a family.

Peggy Harris said she was excited for her daughter and for the opportunities that will come her way with her participation on The Bachelorette. She admitted, however, to having some initial concerns.

“We had some slight trepidation. We just don’t want her to get hurt. But I know that’s the reality of life and it happens,” said Peggy, from her home in Kelowna, B.C.

“I think Jillian realizes there is no guarantee, but sometimes magic happens. I’m not sure what she considers her odds to be, but I guess no different than meeting someone at the gym. It’s going to be interesting.”



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