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‘The Bachelor’s Rachael Kirkconnell Breaks Silence on Racist Social Media Controversy – Read Her Statement

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The Bachelor’s Rachael Kirkconnell is speaking out. 

Since the premiere of The Bachelor Season 25, the graphic designer, who is a frontrunner on Matt James’ season, has come under fire for liking insensitive social media posts. 

A former classmate even called her out for being a racist in high school.

Most recently, photos surfaced of her attending a plantation-themed party when she was 18. 

Finally, the 24-year-old has spoken out and she’s not denying anything. Instead, she’s taking the blame and hoping this will be a teachable moment not only for herself but others. 

“While there have been rumors circulating, there have also been truths that have come to light that I need to address. I hear you, and I’m here to say I was wrong,” she wrote on Instagram on Thursday, February 11. “At one point, I didn’t recognize how offensive and racist my actions were, but that doesn’t excuse them. My age or when it happened does not excuse anything. They are not acceptable or okay in any sense. I was ignorant, but my ignorance was racist.”

 “I am sorry to the communities and individuals that my actions harmed and offended. I am ashamed about my lack of education, but it is no one’s responsibility to educate me. I am learning and will continue to learn how to be antiracist, because it’s important to speak up in the moment and not after you’re called out. If you are a person who doesn’t understand the offense in question, I urge you to learn from my mistakes and encourage you to use them as a teachable moment,” she added. 

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“As for my family, I love them and how they raised me to be my own individual. They have always encouraged me to have my own views, opinions, and beliefs. As I was thinking about what I wanted to say, I couldn’t help but think about how sick people must be of reading these kinds of statements; how a person didn’t realize the trauma that their actions would inflict on other people. It must get so exhausting. I want to put my energy towards preventing people from making the same offensive mistakes that I made in the first place, and I hope I can prove this to you moving forward.”

“Racial progress and unity are impossible without (white) accountability, and I deserve to be held accountable for my actions. I will never grow unless I recognize what I have done is wrong. I don’t think one apology means that I deserve your forgiveness, but rather I hope I can earn your forgiveness through my future actions,” she concluded.

The Bachelor host Chris Harrison recently came under fire for defending Rachael and urging fans to hear her side of the story. 

While speaking to former Bachelorette Rachel Lindsay about the photos, he said that Rachael was likely a victim of cancel-culture.

“People are just tearing this girl’s life apart and diving into her and her parents’ voting record. It’s unbelievably alarming to watch this,” he said. 

Shortly after, he walked those comments back and apologized to Bachelor Nation for not taking the time to listen.

“What I now realize I have done is cause harm by wrongly speaking in a manner that perpetuates racism, and for that I am so deeply sorry,” he wrote on Instagram yesterday. “I also apologize to my friend Rachel Lindsay for not listening to her better on a topic she has first hand understanding of, and humbly thank the members of Bachelor Nation who have reached out to me to hold me accountable. I promise to do better.”

James, who made headlines as the first Black Bachelor, previously weighed in telling Entertainment Tonight: “Rumors are dark and nasty and can ruin people’s lives. So, I would give people the benefit of the doubt, and hopefully she will have her time to speak on that.”
 


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Fall 2022 TV Schedule for ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox and The CW

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Fall 2022 TV Schedule for ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox and The CW

As many of your favorite shows wind down for the season, we’re already looking forward to their return. 

And with those beloved shows come a slew of new comedies and dramas. 

The major primetime networks are pulling back the curtain on the fall 2022 TV lineup! 

Check out the schedule below for ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, and The CW — new series appear in caps! 

 

ABC

Wednesday, September 21

8:00 p.m.          “The Conners”

8:30 p.m.          “The Goldbergs”

9:00 p.m.          “Abbott Elementary”

9:31 p.m.          “Home Economics”

10:00 p.m.        “Big Sky”

 

Friday, September 23

8:00 p.m.         “Shark Tank”

9:01 p.m.         “20/20”

 

Sunday, September 25

8:00 p.m.          “Celebrity Jeopardy!”

9:00 p.m.          “Celebrity Wheel of Fortune”

10:00 p.m.        “The Rookie”

 

Tuesday, September 27   

8:00 p.m.          “Bachelor in Paradise”

10:00 p.m.        “The Rookie: Feds”

Sunday, October 2   

7:00 p.m.         “America’s Funniest Home Videos”

 

Monday, October 3        

8:00 p.m.          “Bachelor in Paradise”

10:00 p.m.        “The Good Doctor”

 

Thursday, October 6     

8:00 p.m.          “Station 19”

9:00 p.m.          “Grey’s Anatomy”

10:01 p.m.          “Alaska”

Shows Held for Midseason Premieres

A Million Little Things, American Idol, The Bachelor, Judge Steve Harvey, NOT DEAD YET, and The Wonder Years

 

 

CBS

MONDAY
8 pm The Neighborhood
8:30 pm Bob Hearts Abishola
9 pm NCIS
10 pm NCIS: Hawai’i

TUESDAY
8 pm FBI
9 pm FBI: International
10 pm FBI: Most Wanted 

WEDNESDAY
8 pm Survivor
9 pm The Amazing Race
10 pm THE REAL LOVE BOAT

THURSDAY
8 pm Young Sheldon
8:30 pm Ghosts (new time slot)
9 pm SO HELP ME TODD
10 pm CSI: Vegas (new night)

FRIDAY
8 pm S.W.A.T. (“new” night)
9 pm FIRE COUNTRY
10 pm Blue Bloods

SATURDAY
8 pm Drama encores
9 pm Drama encores
10 pm 48 Hours

SUNDAY
7 pm 60 Minutes
8 pm The Equalizer
9 pm EAST NEW YORK
10 pm NCIS: Los Angeles (new time slot)

Shows Held for Midseason Premieres

LINGO, Secret Celebrity Renovation, SUPERFAN, Tough as Nails, TRUE LIES

 

The CW

SUNDAY, OCT. 2
8 pm FAMILY LAW (acquired series premiere)
9 pm Coroner Season 4

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 5
9 pm Kung Fu Season 3

THURSDAY, OCT. 6
8 pm Walker Season 3
9 pm WALKER INDEPENDENCE series premiere

MONDAY, OCT. 10
8 pm All American Season 5
9 pm All American: HomecomingSeason 2

TUESDAY, OCT. 11
8 pm THE WINCHESTERS series premiere
9 pm PROFESSIONALS (acquired series premiere)

FRIDAY, OCT. 14
8 pm Penn & Teller: Fool Us Season 9
9 pm Whose Line Is It Anyway? Season 19

SATURDAY, OCT. 22
8 pm CRISS ANGEL’S MAGIC WITH THE STARS series premiere
9 pm World’s Funniest Animals

Shows Held for Midseason Premieres

The Flash, GOTHAM KNIGHTS, Masters of Illusion, Nancy Drew, RECIPE FOR DISASTER, Riverdale (final season), Superman & Lois

 

NBC 

MONDAY

8-10 P.M. — The Voice

10-11 P.M. — QUANTUM LEAP

TUESDAY

8-9 P.M. — The Voice

9-10 P.M. — La Brea

10-11 P.M. — New Amsterdam

WEDNESDAY

8-9 P.M. — Chicago Med

9-10 P.M. — Chicago Fire

10-11 P.M. — Chicago P.D.

THURSDAY

8-9 P.M. — Law & Order

9-10 P.M. — Law & Order: SVU

10-11 P.M. — Law & Order: Organized Crime

FRIDAY

8-9 P.M. – Capital One College Bowl

8-8:30 P.M. – LOPEZ VS. LOPEZ (November)

8:30-9 P.M. – Young Rock (November)

9-11 P.M — Dateline NBC

SATURDAY

8-9 P.M. — Drama Encores

9-10 P.M. — Dateline Weekend Mystery

10-11 P.M. – SNL Vintage

SUNDAY

7-8:20 P.M. — Football Night in America (also live on Peacock)

8:20-11 P.M. — NBC Sunday Night Football (also live on Peacock)

 

FOX

FRIDAYS (Ongoing)
8 pm Friday Night SmackDown

SUNDAY, SEPT. 11
8 pm MONARCH series premiere 

MONDAY, SEPT. 19
8 pm 9-1-1 Season 6
9 pm The Cleaning Lady Season 2

TUESDAY, SEPT. 20
8 pm The Resident Season 6
9 pm MONARCH (regular time slot premiere)

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 21
8 pm The Masked Singer Season 8
9 pm LEGO Masters Season 3

SUNDAY, SEPT. 25
8 pm The Simpsons Season 34 (!)
8:30 pm The Great North Season 3
9 pm Bob’s Burgers Season 13
9:30 pm Family Guy Season 21

THURSDAY, SEPT. 29
8 pm Hell’s Kitchen Season 21
9 pm Welcome to Flatch Season 2
9:30 pm Call Me Kat Season 3

Shows Held for Midseason Premieres

9-1-1: Lone Star, ACCUSED, ALERT, KRAPOPOLIS, GRIMSBURG, Housebroken, Fantasy Island, GORDON RAMSAY’S FOOD STARS, Next Level Chef (Season 2 premieres after Super Bowl), MasterChef (resuming current season), Beat Shazam(resuming current season), Crime Scene Kitchen and Don’t Forget the Lyrics(resuming current season)

 


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Mark Your Calendars – Here’s When Everything is Premiering on ABC This Fall

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ABC’s fall 2022 TV schedule has landed!

Along with some beloved fan faves returning (we’re looking at you, Abbott Elementary), there’s a handful of newbies hoping to make a splash — like Hilary Swank’s Alaska Daily

And we definitely can’t forget about Celebrity Jeopardy, Bachelor in Paradise, Big Sky, and Grey’s Anatomy

Excited enough? Good, you should be. Now, get ready to mark those calendars because here are all the premiere dates: 

Wednesday, September 21

8:00 p.m.          “The Conners”

8:30 p.m.          “The Goldbergs”

9:00 p.m.          “Abbott Elementary”

9:31 p.m.          “Home Economics”

10:00 p.m.        “Big Sky”

 

Friday, September 23

8:00 p.m.         “Shark Tank”

9:01 p.m.         “20/20”

 

Sunday, September 25

8:00 p.m.          “Celebrity Jeopardy!”

9:00 p.m.          “Celebrity Wheel of Fortune”

10:00 p.m.        “The Rookie”

 

Tuesday, September 27   

8:00 p.m.          “Bachelor in Paradise”

10:00 p.m.        “The Rookie: Feds”

 

Sunday, October 2   

7:00 p.m.         “America’s Funniest Home Videos”

 

Monday, October 3        

8:00 p.m.          “Bachelor in Paradise”

10:00 p.m.        “The Good Doctor”

 

Thursday, October 6     

8:00 p.m.          “Station 19”

9:00 p.m.          “Grey’s Anatomy”

10:01 p.m.          “Alaska Daily”


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WATCH: The New ‘Pretty Little Liars’ Is Dark AF

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‘A’ is not messing around in the Pretty Little Liars spinoff Original Sin.

If you thought we’d seen the last of ‘A’… think again. The masked stalker is back to torment a new group of little liars on the HBO Max series. 

The ten-episode season will debut Thursday, July 28 with three episodes. Two new episodes will follow on August 4 and 11, with the final three episodes debuting on August 18.

A new teaser for the series reveals the tone is going to be much darker than the original ever was, and that’s likely thanks to Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (Riverdale, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina) who serves as writer and co-executive producer. 

Check out the teaser — complete with a new version of the intro song “Secret.”

Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin synopsis: Twenty years ago, a series of tragic events almost ripped the blue-collar town of Millwood apart. Now, in present day, a disparate group of teen girls — a brand-new set of Little Liars — find themselves tormented by an unknown Assailant and made to pay for the secret sin committed by their parents two decades ago…as well as their own. In the dark, coming-of-age, horror-tinged drama PRETTY LITTLE LIARS: ORIGINAL SIN, we find ourselves miles away from Rosewood, but within the existing Pretty Little Liars universe — in a brand-new town, with a new generation of Little Liars.


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