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The Bachelorette Is a Dallas Girl, but Don't Expect to See Many Scenes Here

Everyone hold on. More reality TV is coming to Dallas.

Kind of. Sort of. Not really.

But you remember JoJo Fletcher, don't you? She is the Dallas native who went on The Bachelor last season and fell in love with Ben Higgins. He totally blindsided her by saying the big L word, crying with her on a bathroom floor and then in the end saying, "JK GURL, I LOVE LAUREN MORE." It was all really emotional and intense. Fletcher was sad. Dallas was sad. Fletcher's brothers were happy. We still think about it today. But then like the god he is, host Chris Harrison announced Fletcher would be the next Bachelorette and just like that, she and Dallas were back in the game we like to call Reality TV or Hell.

But prepare yourself. No, seriously. Take a second. Remember Fletcher's hometown date last season? The one where her ex-boyfriend Chad Rookstool sent her roses? And then her mother drank Champagne straight from the bottle? And none of Dallas was featured? Well get ready for that again because once freakin' again, none of Dallas will be shown during this season of The Bachelorette. During a press call with Fletcher last week, she confirmed that nothing was filmed in Dallas.

However, Dallas shows up in another way during the premiere episode because — SPOILER AHEAD — former Bachelor and Dallas native Jake Pavelka interrupts the first rose ceremony to give Fletcher some advice. According to Reality Steve, the two are family friends and have known each other for quite some time and The Bachelorette will do anything to shock its viewers, so Pavelka jumps in. He offers up pointless advice like, "Go with your gut even though I did and ended up miserable" or something like that. Just watch for yourself.

The Bachelorette featuring Fletcher premieres at 7 p.m. tonight on ABC.

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Paige Skinner has written for the Dallas Observer since 2014.
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