March 05, 2005 12:47 AM by Joe Blackmon
ABC’s hit romantic reality series, "The Bachelor," will kick off a new season with Charlie O’Connell in his hometown of New York, New York. The seventh edition of "The Bachelor" will premiere with a two-hour special MONDAY, MARCH 28 (9:00-11:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.
Charlie O’Connell is a financially secure 29-year-old jack of all trades who enjoys a fantastic lifestyle and a love for life that is contagious. Charlie, a self-described fun loving "good guy," has long cherished his carefree bachelor lifestyle. However, amongst 25 beautiful bachelorettes, is there one girl who can stop Charlie in his tracks and inspire him to settle down?
While he grew up in New York City, Charlie currently splits his time between both coasts. For the last eight years Los Angeles has been his main residence, where he lives with his older brother, actor Jerry O’Connell. He also spends much of his time at his family’s home in Montauk, Long Island with his parents, whose marriage of over 30 years serves as the model relationship Charlie so desires.
This season will be unlike any other on "The Bachelor," as ABC strips down some of the formalities and offer viewers a less structured version of the program. On the first day there will be no limos, no gowns and no traditional rose ceremony. This time there are no rules and anything can happen, as ABC gives Charlie the opportunity of a lifetime to discover if love is out there waiting for him.