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Life after 'The Bachelor' or 'Bachelorette': Any of them deserve it?

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Image Credit: Kevin Foley/ABCHearing the news that Jake Pavelka will guest star on an episode of Lifetime’s Drop Dead Diva, Melissa Rycroft will co-host ABC’s Bachelor Pad with Chris Harrison, and Jillian Harris will join the cast of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition is enough to make a Bachelor/Bachelorette fan scream. Why do networks think that just because we liked to watch them in a screwed-up dating situation, we want to see them do anything else? Do we really want/need to see people from these shows after the final rose?

I was prepared to answer a flat-out “no,” until Kristen Baldwin — back from maternity leave! — reminded me of “the breakdancer,” Michael Stagliano, cast aside by Harris. Were he to pop up hosting some cable show for men, or competing on Wipeout, it would not piss me off.

Is there any Bachelor/Bachelorette contestant whose resurgence wouldn’t annoy you? Are you more likely to be okay with someone from a “classy” reality show like this one getting another TV gig as opposed to, say, a lady from Rock of Love?

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