When The Bachelorette Is Airing Its Next New Episode Of Clare Crawley's Season

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Clare Crawley seemingly fast-forwarded her search for love on The Bachelorette by setting her eye on Dale Moss almost immediately, but fans will have to wait to see what could be her final appearance as Bachelorette leading lady. Instead of airing an episode of The Bachelorette on Tuesday, November 3, ABC is broadcasting something very different. The good news is that fans won't be left hanging for too long on what happens next for Clare. Here's what to expect and when to expect it.

In place of The Bachelorette on November 3 at 8 p.m. ET, ABC will be airing news coverage as the results of Election Day 2020 begin to come in, starting at 7 p.m. ET. In fact, Election Night coverage will take over all of the broadcast networks on November 3 during primetime, with the exception of The CW. So, when will The Bachelorette be back, and what will it deliver? The wait will only be for a couple of days.

The next episode of Clare Crawley's season of The Bachelorette will air on a special night: Thursday, November 5 at 8 p.m. ET. This puts The Bachelorette up against some very different competition than usual, including the premieres of Young Sheldon and other CBS comedies as well as a game-changing episode of Superstore. As for what to expect from The Bachelorette, viewers can count on a lot of Dale-related drama that may lead to Bachelor and Bachelor in Paradise alum Tayshia Adams' debut as the second Bachelorette of Season 16.

The description for the November 5 episode reveals what's in store:

Clare’s romantic situation is close to the tipping point as 16 of her remaining men are hopelessly confused about where they stand with the Bachelorette. Chris Harrison pays Clare a visit and cautions her that her journey cannot continue on its current path, only to have her make a stunning revelation. Chris shares the startling news with the guys that the cocktail party and rose ceremony are canceled. A nervous Clare is about to embark on an unprecedented path to find her happy ending. Will she get her wish or will Dale, the man of her dreams, walk away? Will the other men be left with dashed hopes of a happily ever after with Clare?

Considering Clare Crawley has only been leading lady of The Bachelorette for three full episodes ahead of November 5 and has only known Dale Moss for a very short period of time, I for one am almost watching more out of morbid curiosity than anything else. That said, I am genuinely interested in seeing the transition between Bachelorettes sooner rather than later, assuming that Clare embarking "on an unprecedented path to find her happy ending" means that Tayshia Adams is going to debut before the end of the night or at the very beginning of the next episode.

The arrival of Tayshia Adams to take over for Clare Crawley in The Bachelorette Season 16 was actually spoiled online all the way back in early August, but ABC didn't confirm that Tayshia was on the way until the trailer for this week's episode. Spoilers also revealed that Dale Moss would be the guy who Clare would fixate on to the point that she'd quit the show.

I personally didn't realize how frustrated I would become with Clare Crawley in the process of her fixating on Dale Moss, and the strip dodgeball date didn't help. Still, I'm looking forward to Tayshia Adams as well as the guys' reactions to the news that Clare is leaving with Dale. See what happens with what might be the end of Clare's Bachelorette journey with the next new episode on Thursday, November 5 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC. For some additional viewing options now and in the coming weeks, check out our 2020 fall TV premiere schedule!

Laura Hurley
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