The Bachelor is a long-running reality TV show on ABC that never actually results in lasting relationships. Recent stars of The Bachelor...

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Last week, ABC released a promo for The Bachelor that played up the show's unintentionally comedic aspects, while teasing a few The Bachelor spoilers.

Today, the network shared a teaser that focuses on the soap opera-caliber drama that's made the cutthroat romantic competition series such an addictive reality TV staple over the years.

it's an understatement to say there's a lot going on in this trailer:

We get our first extended look at Chris Soules as The Bachelor; we learn producers have brought in more wannabe-fiancees than ever before...But the real surprise comes at the very end:

As the show's signature, schlocky voice-over promises a season "pregnant with possibility," the camera closes in on a discarded home pregnancy test...

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The Bachelor creator and executive producer Mike Fleiss is facing criminal charges for harassing David Charvet and Brooke Burke. You won't believe how.

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  • David Charvet and Brooke Burke Pic

An arrest warrant was issued by the Los Angeles County D.A., charging Fleiss with the crime of disturbing the peace via the use of excessive noise.

David Charvet and Brooke Burke have complained that Fleiss "initiated a campaign of terror and harassment" against them, and now we know why.

In addition to making physical threats against them, allegedly ... he's been blaring barking dog sounds from huge speakers pointing at their property.

It's not clear why, but he apparently despises the married parents of four more than Reality Steve and The Bachelor spoilers that leak every December.

Charvet and Burke tried unsuccessfully last month to obtain a restraining order, but the police evidently took up the case, and Fleiss will be arrested.

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The handsome Chris Soules stars in ABC's first promo for the new season of The Bachelor, and in it, both he and the network show they're in on the joke.

The Bachelor strikes a unique balance on TV, with its utterly ridiculous premise, epically cheesy cliches and outrageous displays of behavior from contestants.

All of that makes it a fun show to watch, of course, and the show layers all of these facets with enough humor and inside jokes to balance out the absurdity.

While it's impossible to take what you see seriously, there remains enough genuine emotion and intrigue to keep it from becoming a total joke, as well.

Combine all that together and what you have is one of the longest-running and most successful franchises on network TV, with no end in sight either.

In Chris Soules, ABC has again found the whole package, and is packaging it accordingly as the unintentional comedy the show has become in this teaser.

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Nikki Ferrell is opening up about her breakup from Juan Pablo Galavis, confirming that the couple did in fact break up around her birthday last month.

Good riddance, too, to hear The Bachelor winner, 28, tell it.

As reported earlier, Nikki Ferrell and Juan Pablo Galavis split over her birthday weekend, and she says the breakup "played out over a couple of days."

Nikki Ferrell with Juan Pablo Galavis Photo

"We were going back and forth through texting," she says.

"He was questioning the relationship and I was questioning it back. I sent him a message saying, ‘We should fight for this. We should work this out.'"

And in typical fashion, "he just didn't respond."

That's when she raged on Instagram.

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Andi Dorfman is so proud of Nikki Ferrell, who she made her Woman Crush Wednesday and wished a Happy Birthday in the wake of her split with Juan Pablo Galavis.

Such a sweet sentiment. As the old saying goes: What are The Bachelorette co-stars who spent a night in the Fantasy Suite with the same douchebag for, right?

Andi Dorfman with Nikki Ferrell

"#wcw and a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my love @nikki_ferrell. Words cannot express how much I love you!" Andi Dorfman, 27, captioned an adorable selfie.

"We were brought together in the strangest of ways but true friendship can never be broken. You are the strongest girl I know. You get put down but you always smile."

"You always push through. I am so thankful for our friendship and so proud of you for everything you have done and will continue to do. Love you to the moon and back!"

"Cause were the two best friends!"

If you haven't heard, Nikki Ferrell and Juan Pablo Galavis broke up earlier this week, having "been fighting" ever since appearing on VH1's Couples Therapy.

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All-American hunk Chris Soules is gearing up to dole out the roses on The Bachelor Season 19, and ABC has produced the first swoon-worthy photo of him in the role.

Ladies, you're welcome.

Chris Soules: The Bachelor Photo

The 32-year-old Iowa farmer Chris Soules is billed as traditional, classic and All-American, and if you saw him on The Bachelorette, you know that's true.

With his impeccably tailored suit and chiseled, piercing gaze and ever-so-slightly scruffy jaw, the soft spoken, tractor driving corn farmer cleans up well.

Not that he ever had a problem with that. Andi Dorfman was pretty into him on The Bachelorette for all the right reasons, and simply fell for Josh Murray harder.

By making Chris Soules The Bachelor, ABC will double and triple down on his salt-of-the-earth nature, well rounded appeal and wholesome reputation.

After the train wreck that was last season's Bachelor Juan Pablo Galavis and Nikki Ferrell, his now former girlfriend, the Soules Man is a breath of fresh air.

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The (not at all) stunning and abrupt breakup of Juan Pablo Galavis and girlfriend Nikki Ferrell absolutely floored fans of The Bachelor and Couples Therapy.

We know. We're shocked ... that it took almost a whole year.

Why did Juan Pablo and Nikki Ferrell break up, though? Who did the dumping and for what reason? We'll give you one guess, because it's pretty obvious ...

Nikki Ferrell and Juan Pablo Galavis on Couples Therapy

Nikki kicked Juan to the curb at long, LONG last. Ess okay.

Insiders say there had been trouble in paradise for some time (ya think?) but their rift intensified after The Bachelor stars appeared on VH1's Couples Therapy.

If you watch Couples Therapy online, it's clear that therapy didn't take for the two, especially Nikki, who reached a point where she couldn't take it anymore.

In a sense, maybe the show did work, just not as planned.

"Juan and Nikki have been fighting," an insider says, and the 27-year-old Ferrell was the one who pulled the plug the source adds, noting: "It was not mutual."

Another source says the two just wanted different things.

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Reality TV and controversial, OMG moments go hand in hand. They're the primary reason you watch The Real Housewives of Atlanta online (for example).

In the early days, though, such moments weren't nearly as common or explosive. The Real World has nothing on some of the scandals of modern times.

Lately, it seems like we're dealt one jaw-dropping reveal, moment or conflict after another. So many it's almost become a struggle to keep up with them all.

That said, here are 19 of the biggest reality TV scandals of all time:

TLC Cancels Here Comes Honey Boo Boo
Give the network credit. It pulled the plug as soon as rumors spread of June Shannon dating her daughter's former molester. EWWWWW!

Not all shockers take place with the cameras rolling, of course.

Jon and Kate Gosselin imploded off camera, while TLC just canceled Here Comes Honey Boo Boo because of June Shannon dating a child molester.

That never made it to air ... and the show likely never would have if producers had known the tawdry extent of the Georgia matriarch's past relationships.

Bottom line? Don't expect an end to the madness anytime soon.

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The Bachelor's beleaguered stars Juan Pablo Galavis and Nikki Ferrell appear to be headed for Splitsville, Population 2, if they're not there already.

Their social media accounts seem to indicate that the oft-maligned and seemingly miserable duo has gone through with the breakup no one saw coming.

NOTE: By no one, we mean everyone who knows who they are.

Juan Pablo Galavis, Nikki Ferrell Photograph

If you saw The Bachelor, you know they didn't end the show on a great note. If you watch Couples Therapy online, you know things are still looking rough.

Have the two finally taken a million hints and parted ways for good?

On Sunday, Nikki Ferrell unfollowed Juan Pablo Galavis on both Instagram and Twitter, which we all know is like the relationship death knell in 2014.

The pediatric nurse from Kansas City also posted a royally harsh quote on her Instagram page that her fans speculated was aimed towards her (ex?) boyfriend.

"Isn't it pathetic how we waste so much time on certain people and in the end they prove that they weren't even worth a second of it," Nikki posted.

The 26-year-old added "Nope not one single second" as a caption.

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The Bachelor star Juan Pablo Galavis and his final rose recipient Nikki Ferrell are on Couples Therapy these days, and their situation hasn't changed much.

In fact, if you watch Couples Therapy online, you'll wonder how the heck these people are even together ... which is what we thought on The Bachelor, too.

Juan Pablo and Nikki Ferrell Kiss
Juan Pablo Galavis and Nikki Ferrell kiss in a cute photo.

If anything, last night's Couples Therapy Season 5 Episode 5 was a true low point, simply because it showed us how little has changed in six months plus.

Every glimpse we get of their relationship makes us less invested in them, and more concerned for Nikki's self-esteem for putting up with this dude somehow.

Not that she's coming across as a real prize either, the way she complaints 24/7 about cameras following her and acts like she doesn't want to be there.

On a VH1 reality show that SHE SIGNED ON FOR.

That card didn't work on The Bachelor, but one could at least buy the notion that behind closed doors, perhaps they were private people who were truly happy.

No longer. It's as bad as we thought, if not worse.

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The Bachelor Quotes

There’s still a lot of growing to do in our relationship. We will not tie the knot until I am mentally and physically prepared as well as Matt.

Shayne Lamas

It was a fairytale proposal like I’ve always dreamed about. I forgot that there [were] cameras around. In that moment, it was just Matt and I and it was the most amazing moment of my entire life.

Shayne Lamas [on proposal by Matt Grant]
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