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The Bachelor

The Bachelor

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Photo Credit:  ABC/Craig Sjodin
  • Premiered: 
    March 25, 2002
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  • Network: ABC
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Reality
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
    Created by Mike Fleiss 
  • Subject Matter: Relationship
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Plot Synopsis

A group of women live together, compete against each other, and vie for the affection of one attractive and accomplished Bachelor while he eliminates at least one woman at the end of each episode in a Rose Ceremony. In this weekly ceremony, he presents a rose to each of the women he wishes to continue dating. If a woman does not get a rose, she is eliminated and must leave the house. During the first few weeks, the Bachelor goes on a series of dates -- group dates, one-on-one dates, and two-on-dates -- to get to know the women better as he searches for his soul mate. When only four women are left, he goes on hometown visits to meet their families. After these hometown visits, he eliminates one woman and then goes on an overnight date to different exotic locales with each of the three remaining women. Once he's chosen the last two women, the Bachelor's family and each of the women's families meet while the Bachelor decides on his future relationship. In the last episode of each season, the Bachelor gives the Final Rose to one lucky lady and asks for a level of commitment, ranging from marriage to an exclusive dating relationship. THE BACHELOR returned for its eighteenth season on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 8pm ET/PT, with Juan Pablo Galavis, the sexy single father from Miami, Florida, ready to find love. In anticipation of the season premiere, ABC broadcast a brand-new, one-hour special, "Countdown to Juan Pablo," on Sunday, January 5, 2014 at 8pm ET/PT. This special took a behind-the-scenes look at Juan Pablo's everyday life in Miami, his family and his endearing relationship with his four-year-old daughter, Camila. Plus, "Countdown" revealed how the show's casting process works and took an in-depth look at several of the bachelorettes. Season 19 of THE BACHELOR premiered on Monday, January 5, 2015 from 8-11pm ET (live)/PT (tape) as a live, three-hour event -- the first time in BACHELOR history. In the 19th edition, Chris Soules, the stylish farmer from Iowa sent home by Andi Dorfman on THE BACHELORETTE, is ready to search for the one missing piece in his life: true love. But he starts his journey with a record 30 women in the opening show. On Monday, January 4, 2016 from 8-10pm ET/PT, ABC premiered the 20th season of THE BACHELOR. The new season opens with Ben Higgins, 26, a handsome and charming small town guy from Warsaw, Indiana meeting 28 potential soul mates, as he begins his exciting search for true love. In the season premiere, Ben prepares for the night of his life as the 28 beautiful bachelorettes, all clamoring to meet him, begin to arrive. Jami reveals that she's friends with Kaitlyn Bristowe. Ben is left speechless when first a stunning Emily and then her identical twin sister, Haley, arrive and ask for a group hug. Lace has a few moves of her own and boldly and memorably kisses Ben. The fun continues as cowgirl Maegan arrives with a sidekick -- a mini horse -- and they both get invited inside. There is JoJo with her unicorn mask, and Lauren R. is so nervous, she forgets to tell Ben her name. Mandi shows off her slick moves with patients when the demonstrative dentist grabs Ben for a private exam. But everyone is stunned as two late arrivals -- Becca, runner-up on Chris Soules' season and Amber, also an alumna from Chris' season and "Bachelor in Paradise" -- make a game changing entrance. A persistent Lace seizes the opportunity to attempt to give Ben the season's first real kiss with unexpected results. Ben makes his first difficult decision as he offers the much-sought-after first impression rose to an intimidatingly beautiful bachelorette. The long, stressful evening ends on a high note for 21 lucky women, who will continue on the path to capture Ben's heart -- except for one daring woman, who takes Ben aside to scold him for something he neglected to do. Season 21 of THE BACHELOR premiered on Monday, January 2, 2017 from 8-10pm ET/PT on ABC, with the newest Bachelor, the controversial fan-favorite Nick Viall. In the season opener, a trio of popular former Bachelors -- Sean Lowe, Chris Soules and Ben Higgins -- offer their support and encouragement to Nick, who will face all-new pressures and responsibilities. Their words of wisdom calm him as limos start to arrive with 30 amazing bachelorettes all eager to make a lasting first impression. One confident woman is way ahead of the field -- she steps out of the limo with none other than famed jeweler Neil Lane and points out the engagement ring she prefers. Another woman reveals her linguistic skills and still another exposes a quirky obsession. A number of the ladies decide to wear red to stand out -- but now, it backfires, as those in other colors are more prominent. Nick is blindsided by the arrival of a mysterious woman from his past. The secret they share threatens to derail his search for love. What are her intentions? Once inside the mansion, the party really gets started, as the women compete to spark a special connection with the handsome Bachelor. A battle breaks out over which of the bachelorettes will land the first kiss. Although Nick tries his best to give all the women the attention they deserve, the women who haven't had any time with him begin to panic. In the end, Nick's instant chemistry with one stunning bachelorette helps her capture the coveted first impression rose. The stakes are high and as the evening winds down, it's time for the first rose ceremony. Twenty-two lucky women will continue on the journey to win Nick's heart. ABC premiered the 22nd season of THE BACHELOR on Monday, January 1, 2018 from 8-10pm ET/PT with bachelor Arie Luyendyk Jr. This season's highlights include appearances by racecar driver Robby Gordon, GLOW legends Ursula Hayden and Angelina Altishin, Kenny 'Pretty Boy Pit Bull' King and actor/comedian Fred Willard; performances by singer/songwriter Connor Duermit, Hot Country Band Lanco, indie artist/songwriter Tenille Arts and French singer Pauline Paris; and romantic excursions to Lake Tahoe, Ft. Lauderdale, Paris, Tuscany and Peru. Six years ago, Arie was in love and a day away from proposing to the woman of his dreams. And then, she broke his heart. Emily Maynard (now Emily Maynard Johnson) may not have been Arie's future wife, but he hasn't been able to find a love like hers since. Now Arie is back and ready to race into America's heart yet again when he returns for a second shot at love. After a tearful exit on Emily's season of ABC's THE BACHELORETTE, Arie stepped away from the spotlight and focused on his new career in real estate, which has brought him tremendous success. Even though he has been gone from Bachelor Nation, America hasn't forgotten Arie's rugged good looks and charm. Now Arie is back and ready to race into America's heart yet again.
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Season 23 of THE BACHELOR premiered on Monday, January 7, 2019 from 8-11pm ET/PT on ABC, featuring the new Bachelor, Colton Underwood, who burst onto the scene during Season 14 of THE BACHELORETTE. It was his good looks, love for dogs and vulnerability that charmed not only Bachelorette Becca Kufrin, but all of Bachelor Nation. This former NFL player made a play for Becca's heart but was sadly sent home after professing he had fallen in love. Now Colton is back and ready to capture hearts across America yet again when he returns for another shot at love.

When Colton showed up to the beaches of Mexico this summer on BACHELOR IN PARADISE, he was hopeful that he'd have another chance at love. While he may not have found it, he didn't leave empty-handed: he found closure with former flame Becca Kufrin; clarity with Bachelor Nation favorite Tia Booth; and, above all, an unwavering desire to find the woman of his dreams. After a summer of growth and a new perspective on what he is looking for in a partner, Colton is more than ready for this next chapter. This all-American man is looking for a teammate who will join him for a life full of adventure, philanthropy and lasting love, and he is confident that he will find her on THE BACHELOR.

The Bachelorettes include:

Alex B. (29; Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; Dog Rescuer): Alex is the proud owner of a successful dog rescue business, which takes her all over the world in search of four-legged friends to save. To date, she's saved almost 5000 dogs from slaughter. Luckily for Alex, rumor has it Colton is a dog lover, too.

Alex D. (23; Boston, Massachusetts; Sloth): A New England girl through and through, Alex was born on Cape Cod, went to college at University of Massachusetts and now lives in Boston. When she's not cheering on the Patriots or the Red Sox, she's working as an account manager for an IT staffing agency. Alex talks fast, but tends to move slowly...verrrrrrrrrrry slowly.

Angelique (28; Hamilton, New Jersey; Marketing Salesperson): Angelique is a small-town Jersey girl with a love of corny jokes. Here's one for you, Angelique: Why did Colton cross the road? To meet you, of course!

Annie (23; New York, New York; Financial Associate): Annie grew up on a farm in Wisconsin where she learned to ride horses. She competed in nationals for horse riding before attending the University of Alabama to study finance. Annie loves country music and swing dancing. She's hoping to sweep Colton off his feet!

Bri (24; Los Angeles, California; Model): A model from Southern California, Bri is much more than just a pretty face. She played soccer for eight years, enjoys hiking and camping, and loves to hit the snowboard slopes. Her biggest dating fear? Farting too loudly. (Don't worry Bri, we won't tell Colton.)

Caelynn (23; Charlotte, North Carolina; Miss North Carolina 2018): Caelynn grew up in Fredericksburg, Virginia, and attended Virginia Commonwealth University, where she got her degree in broadcast journalism. She was named Miss North Carolina in 2018 and was the first runner-up at Miss USA. But Caelynn is not your typical beauty queen. She once flew to Japan for a first date! Luckily, she'll only have to travel to the Bachelor mansion to meet Colton.

Caitlin (25; Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Realtor): Caitlin is a successful realtor from Toronto, Ontario, Canada, who enjoys photography, painting and singing in the shower. Here's hoping she musters the courage to belt out a few tunes in front of Colton ... or, maybe not?

Cassie (23; Huntington Beach, California; Speech Pathologist): A true native Californian, Cassie grew up at the beach and is an avid surfer. She is currently completing her degree in speech pathology and hopes to one day open up a private practice to work with kids. Maybe, in the meantime, she can teach Colton the language of love.

Catherine (26; Ft. Lauderdale, Florida; DJ): By day, Catherine is a successful commercial real estate agent. By night, Catherine is DJ Agro -- an up-and-coming hip-hop DJ making a name for herself on the Ft. Lauderdale club scene. Along with her dog daughter, Lucy, Catherine is hoping to spin her way into Colton's heart.

Courtney (23; Atlanta, Georgia; Caterer): Courtney was born in Wiesbaden, Germany, but grew up in McDonough, Georgia, with four younger siblings. She turned her passion for food and cooking into a successful catering business, crafting healthy meal plans for athletes. Now she's just hoping she has the recipe for love with Colton!

Demi (23; Red Oak, Texas; Interior Designer): Demi grew up in rural Texas and is a proud country girl. She loves ATVing, fishing and watching WWE. She can also drive a stick shift. She's ready to put her pursuit of Colton into overdrive! Keep an eye on this one, Bachelor Nation!

Devin (23; Medford, Oregon; Broadcast Journalist): Devin graduated from Arizona State University with a Master of Arts in sports journalism. She currently works as a broadcast journalist for a local news station in Medford, Oregon. When she's not reporting, you can find her doing her best sun salutation in yoga class. Namaste, Colton!

Elyse (31; Soldotna, Alaska; Makeup Artist): Elyse grew up outside of Anchorage in Soldotna, Alaska, where she spent her childhood ice-skating and snowmobiling. She found a warmer climate when she relocated to Scottsdale, Arizona, where she now works as a makeup artist. She also he enjoys hiking, reading and spending time with friends over good food and wine.

Erika (25; Encinitas, California; Recruiter): "The Nut," as she's known to her friends, is a ball of energy with a great sense of humor. Erika boasts that one of her talents is being able to eat whatever she wants without gaining weight. What's your secret, Nut?

Erin (28; Plano, Texas; Cinderella): Erin works full time for her stepmother's home improvement business. She's not afraid to get her hands dirty but cleans up nicely. When she's not working, Erin enjoys ballroom dancing (as long as it's not too late of a night). Erin also loves expensive shoes but admits she can do a better job keeping track of them. She loves pumpkin spice lattes.

Hannah B. (23; Tuscaloosa, Alabama; Miss Alabama 2018): Born and raised in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, Hannah was bred to be a proud member of the Alabama Crimson Tide. Following in her parents' footsteps, she recently graduated from the University of Alabama with a degree in communications. She currently works as an interior designer and never misses an Alabama football game. Oh, and in her spare time this year, she won the title of Miss Alabama USA 2018. Roll Tide, Hannah!

Hannah G. (23; Birmingham, Alabama; Content Creator): This sweet Southern belle definitely isn't camera shy -- she's both the photographer and model for her burgeoning social media business. Apart from planning the photo shoots for her next posts, Hannah enjoys being a foodie and glamping. Hopefully Colton "likes" what you're putting down, Hannah!

Heather (22; Carlsbad, California; Never Been Kissed): Born and raised in San Diego, California, Heather is a Southern California girl through and through. She's a thrill-seeker who enjoys bungee jumping, skydiving and river-rafting. But out of all the thrilling things Heather's done, there's still one thrill she's yet to experience -- she's never kissed a boy!

Adrianne 'Jane' (26; West Hollywood, California; Social Worker): A native to Los Angeles, Jane is a free spirit with infectious energy. As a social worker, she uses her positive vibes and good nature to help care for seniors at an elderly day care facility. When she's not at work, Jane loves spending time with her mom and dog, Bella.

Katie (26; Sherman Oaks, California; Medical Sales Representative): A lifelong dancer, Katie attended Louisiana State University where she competed on the dance team. After moving to Los Angeles to work as a medical sales rep, Katie settled in Sherman Oaks, where she enjoys yoga and sushi. She still dances in her spare time and hopes to teach Colton a few moves.

Kirpa (26; Whittier, California; Dental Hygienist): This beautiful and spunky California girl works for her dad's dentistry business as a dental hygienist. She loves hiking, reading, cooking and swimming. Her one deal breaker? Colton better floss.

Laura (26; Dallas, Texas; Accountant): Originally from El Paso, Texas, this beautiful girl next door once moved to Spain on a whim. Luckily for Colton, she moved back and is ready to put her heart on the line for love.

Nicole (25; Miami, Florida; Social Media Coordinator): Nicole is a fun and energetic Miami native who loves salsa dancing and singing acapella. Her family is originally from Havana, Cuba, and she's extremely proud of her roots. She lives at home with her brother, mom and grandma, and can't wait for Colton to try some of her grandma's cooking.

Nina (30; Raleigh, North Carolina; Sales Account Manager): Nina was born in Croatia and moved to the United States with her mom when she was 9 years old, fleeing the conflict there amidst bullets and bombs. Amongst her many hobbies, Nina enjoys kayaking and hiking. She's also watched THE BACHELOR with her mom and grandma for years.

Onyeka (24; Dallas, Texas; IT Risk Consultant): Onyeka grew up in Manhattan, Kansas, in a loving family. Her parents are originally from Nigeria and have been married for 35 years. Fun fact:-Her parents got engaged after just two weeks. Onyeka is hoping to have that same kind of luck with Colton.

Revian (24; Santa Monica, California; Nurse): Revian is an esthetician from Los Angeles. When she's not helping people feel beautiful, she loves to attend music festivals. She's also fluent in Mandarin.

Sydney (27; New York, New York; NBA Dancer): Sydney has danced since she was 3 years old and is currently a professional dancer for an NBA team. She's had great success in her career but hasn't been as lucky in love. She's never had a boyfriend!

Tahzjuan (25; Castle Pines, Colorado; Business Development Associate): Tahzjuan grew up in Houston but moved to Colorado with her mom, brother and two dogs. She loves reading, outdoor concerts and shopping with her mom. Fun fact: She has a tattoo that says "I love bad ideas." Hopefully, Tahzjuan only sticks to her good ideas when it comes to Colton.

Tayshia (28; Corona Del Mar, California; Phlebotomist): This Southern California girl is definitely not the squeamish type -- she draws blood for a living! When she's not filling up vials for her patients, she volunteers at her church and goes wine tasting. Unlike her patients, Tayshia hopes Colton feels faint when he sees her!

Tracy (31; Los Angeles, California; Wardrobe Stylist): Originally from New York, Tracy relocated to West Hollywood to pursue a career in wardrobe styling. When she's not helping celebrities look their best, she's traveling the world with her sister. She'll be helping Colton with fashion tips all season long.

Cast

Production & Distribution

  • Produced by Next Entertainment
  • In association with Warner Horizon Television