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Spoiler alert: "The Bachelorette: Ashley and J.P.'s Wedding" ends with Ashley Hebert and J.P. Rosenbaum getting married. They tied the knot on Dec. 1, 15 days before the special aired on Sunday (Dec. 16).

Knowing that, how will ABC fill two hours of programming leading up to an event we know is going to happen? The following account is from a former "Bachelor" franchise viewer who fell off that wagon years ago. Refresh the post for updates as the two-hour show drags on.

If we're being generous, "The Bachelor" franchise is 3-for-24 in its stated goal of creating marriages -- that's a .125 average. Trista Rehn married Ryan Sutter after the first "Bachelorette" season. Jason Mesnick married Molly Malaney after the 13th "Bachelor," but only after dumping Melissa Rycroft. And now Ashley and J.P.

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So of course, host Chris Harrison pads the stats by noting other relationships between former contestants. »

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