Nick Viall is about to pull a Jason Mesnick.
Does this mean he'll find his bride on The Bachelor Season 21, get married, have a child and live happily ever after?
Possibly. Maybe. We don't know for certain yet; The Bachelor spoilers have yet to reveal the end of Nick's "journey."
But it's not what Chris Harrison meant when talking to Mario Lopez this week about new episodes of the ABC franchise.
As a guest on On With Mario Lopez, which is apparently a show of some kind, Harrison did his best on Wednesday to calm folks down who are displeased over the selection of Nick Viall as the star of The Bachelor, which returns on January 2.
Most fans of this series were stunned when he was announced this spring, partly because they were hoping for Luke Pell and partly because Viall has already had THREE shots at finding love on ABC.
He twice finished as a runner-up on The Bachelorette and he even struck out this summer on Bachelor in Paradise.
Isn't it time to give someone else a chance?
"I know people were a little reluctant, and they're giving him a hard time," Harrison told Lopez of Viall, adding:
"I hope those people will just trust that we know what we've been doing over 15 years."
"He's a good man - he's a really good guy. And he's doing a good job."
In the first of what we hope will be many Bachelor spoilers from the season ahead, Harrison also said the stress and pressure of being the program's focal point has already taken a toll on Viall.
"I will say - a little inside baseball because we're in the middle of taping right now - he hit a little low point, as all of the Bachelors do," Harrison teased of Viall.
"You kind of reach this emotional bottom where you get stripped down."
"If you know what a Mesnick is, I will let you know that he pulled a full Mesnick. There will be man tears on this season for sure."
Harrison, of course, is referencing Jason Mesnick, The Bachelor in 2009 who often broke down on camera... who chose Melissa Rycroft as his victor... and who then dumped Rycroft for Molly Malaney on the "After the Rose" special.
For his part, Viall is at least saying all the right things in the weeks leading up to his premiere.
"There's a lot of expectations that come with it. There’s also no guarantees," Viall said on Good Morning America in September.
"I get to be the Bachelor. I get to meet 25 amazing women, but you just never know if you’re gonna connect with them."
He had previously expressed shock over his selection on social media.
"Couldn't feel more fortunate. Incredibly thankful for all the support. We are going to have some fun! #thebachelor," Tweeted Viall this summer.
As for what else we can look forward to on Season 21?
An insider tells Us Weekly that things for Viall and his suitors were initially pretty chill… until a turning point when the season became an "emotional mess."
"Nick was handling everything really well - then everything hit him, and he had a full meltdown," this source says. "All of the girls have been crying too."
"Multiple girls have been crying."
Girls crying on The Bachelor?!?
Now we've heard everything!
Will you be tuning in to watch The Bachelor online or on your television set this winter and spring? Or is Viall too much of a turn-off?
Do you think he was the right choice by ABC? Or should it have been Luke Pell? Weigh in now:
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