Originally Posted by jlccaz;4181649;Look, the business of TV will tell you the truth about this show every time. More than body language in screencaps or statements like "in the spring there will be growth," that's for sure! I must remember to petition for a thread next time, so boardies who want to imagine unicorns and lollipops and rainbows don't have to suffer through my real politik all the time! Cold hard facts:
(1) Emily signed with Mark Block, an important agent in Nashville to pursue television.
(2) She got cast on The Bachelor.
(3) Her edit is thus far setting her up to be Memorable and Appealing.
(4) The Bachelor cast has become the Farm Team for other properties in the Disney/ABC or Warner Brothers corporate families:
-- Extra TV appearances (for low end of talent -- Deanna, Tenley)
-- local news shows (Ali)
-- Extreme Home Makeover and Good Morning America (for "America's Swe
-- The Bachelor Pad (for the "gone wild" types)
-- Blogging or vlogging at the Warner Bros. website
This is nothing more than the studio system*, or on TV, what Walt Disney did going back to the Mickey Mouse Club. Stars are made. They still do it on Nick and Disney with Miley/Hannah Montana, the whole cast of High School Musical, etc.
I don't think, incidentally, that this plain-as-the-nose-on-Brad's-face reality, is a scandal or a scoop or tabloid fodder.
If love happens along the way, it is secondary to the Business of TV.
We aren't watching people date. We are watching network television.
Most of their conversations revolve around whether to film a TV Proposal and bring that upon themselves, not whether to "get engaged" or married. Deanna panicked when Graham left because that's who she wanted to launch a TV Engagement with, not marry!
Brad sized Deanna up perfectly last time - she wanted to use her looks and fame to have a career on television, not settle down as a wife in Austin, Texas. He didn't want to be sported around on her arm as half of some fake couple for 6 months. I respect the heck out of him for that!
Finally, OF COURSE, the business of TV applies equally to Chantal. It is just a little hard to sleuth her agenda for the show or contract terms. Maybe she wants to be on TV, maybe not. We won't be able to tell until we see what happens after March finale airs. Maybe she will settle into Brad's family life in Austin, maybe she will look for TV gigs. You have to be suspicious of anyone who tries really hard to get on the show. Period.
**wiki definition of studio system
I, for one, would love that thread!
My niece was approached to be on TB. She is a past Miss California/USA. They courted her, she turned them down. I totally agree with your statement about being suspicious of anyone who tries really hard to get on the show.