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The Bachelorette Finale Forces New CBS Dating Show to Move Premiere Night

EMILY MAYNARD, THE BACHELORETTE ABC/ANGELINE HERRON

Is ABC using The Bachelorette to get back at CBS?

The alphabet network has not only decided to move the two-hour finale of its wildly successful dating show from its usual Monday night slot to Sunday, July 22, but will also air the After the Final Rose post-finale special immediately afterward.

However, that night just happens to be when CBS had originally planned to debut its new reality series, 3, about three women looking for, yep, love.

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As a result, CBS has now decided to debut 3 a week later on the 29th, no doubt to avoid having to go head-to-head with the ABC juggernaut.

While no one can know for sure, the decision by ABC to move The Bachelorette certainly appears to be a bit of a revenge move.

After all, it was just last month that CBS filed a petition for an injunction to get ABC's new reality series The Glass House off the air, claiming it ripped off the concept behind CBS' Big Brother.

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