Why ABC Is Moving Hannah's Bachelorette To A New Night For Episode 5

The Bachelorette 2019 Hannah Brown smiles silver necklace ABC

The Bachelorette viewers who tune in Monday, June 10 will be treated to the most shocking episode ever because it will look exactly like a basketball game instead of a dating show. That's because the 2019 NBA Finals will be airing next Monday in the place of Hannah Brown's Bachelorette Episode 5.

Don't scream at the TV, though, or berate your local TV station. Just try to make time for or record The Bachelorette the very next night, Tuesday, June 11 from 8 to 10 p.m. because that's when ABC will air Hannah's Episode 5. So Tuesday is when we'll see the dramatic result of Luke S. vs. Luke P., along with the rest of the Week 4 Rose Ceremony.

The Monday, June 10 coverage will actually start with Jimmy Kimmel Live's Game Night from 8 to 8:30, followed by NBA Countdown from 8:30 to 9, and then the 2019 NBA Finals, with the Golden State Warriors at Toronto Raptors.

The Bachelorette Season 15, Episode 5 airing next Tuesday has this synopsis from ABC:

A frontrunner finally gets a one-on-one date with Hannah in the breathtaking scenery of Scotland.

No spoilers on who that guy is, although the topic of this story is a hint. I figured the promo that aired after The Bachelorette Episode 4 would make it clear, but that was before I knew the Episode 4 Luke vs. Luke drama would carry over into Episode 5.

The new show Press Your Luck is also listed as premiering on ABC after The Bachelorette on Tuesday, June 11 at 10 p.m.

Hannah B. has had an interesting season of The Bachelorette so far, losing guys left and right. Luke P. seems to be frustrating everyone in the house, but Hannah is into him. Promos suggest he'll be around a long time, with other guys in the house wondering WTF Hannah sees in him. Unpopular bachelors and bachelorettes have gone far before, though, and a few (Vienna, Courtney, Nikki, Bryan, etc.) have been picked in the end.

Of course, Bachelorette 2019 will be donating some bachelors to the cause of Bachelor in Paradise Season 6, which will also feature several ladies from Colton's season of The Bachelor. Those contestants should be announced fairly soon for the show's summer premiere.

After The Bachelorette, we also have to think about who might be The Bachelor 2020. Usually, that gent is picked from the previous season of The Bachelorette, although there have been exceptions. There are already some early frontrunners for that rose-giving job, which usually starts taping in September for an early January premiere. Fans are already pushing for their favorites on Twitter, although there's still a lot of time left on Hannah's season of The Bachelorette.

Because whoever becomes the Bachelor will have to first be rejected as Hannah B.'s fiancé! Do you want to know who she reportedly picks? Spoilers are out on that front, if you want. That could give you a hint on who is eligible for The Bachelor job. Or just watch next Tuesday and then future Mondays at 8 p.m. on ABC.

Gina Carbone

Gina grew up in Massachusetts and California in her own version of The Parent Trap. She went to three different middle schools, four high schools, and three universities -- including half a year in Perth, Western Australia. She currently lives in a small town in Maine, the kind Stephen King regularly sets terrible things in, so this may be the last you hear from her.