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The Bachelorette

The Bachelorette

Photo Credit:  ABC/Rick Rowell
  • Premiered: 
    January 8, 2003
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  • Network: ABC
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Reality
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
    Spinoff of The Bachelor 
  • Subject Matter: Relationship
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Plot Synopsis

THE BACHELORETTE gives women from THE BACHELOR a second chance to find love -- on their own terms. Each season, one contestant from a previous season of THE BACHELOR -- usually a fan-favorite who came oh-so-close to winning the heart of the Bachelor -- is selected as The Bachelorette. While searching for her best friend, soul mate and future husband, she now gets to decide who stays and who goes home. THE BACHELORETTE has produced one of the most-watched and most-successful relationships in American reality TV history -- Trista Rehn and Ryan Sutter. Season 9 featured Bachelorette Desiree Hartsock, the beautiful women who captured America's heart on the 17th season of THE BACHELOR when she struggled to tell Bachelor Sean Lowe that he was making a big mistake when he sent her packing after the hometown dates. THE BACHELORETTE returned for its tenth season on Monday, May 19, 2014 at 9:30pm ET/PT on ABC, before moving to its regular time period on Mondays at 8pm ET/PT the following week. Although bachelorette Andi Dorfman couldn't get enough of Juan Pablo's attention on THE BACHELOR, she's ready to call the shots and find love on her own term. The eleventh season of THE BACHELORETTE had a two-night premiere event on ABC on Monday, May 18, 2015 from 9-11pm ET/PT and Tuesday, May 19, 2015 from 8-9pm ET/PT. In Season 11, there are two Bachelorettes greeting their suitors for the first time ever: the charismatic beauty Britt Nilsson, who captivated Chris Soules and the rest of Bachelor Nation with a memorable hug on that first night at the Bachelor mansion; and Kaitlyn Bristowe, the gorgeous, fun-loving, warm-hearted, but irreverent firecracker who let down her guard only to have her heart crushed. So now, 25 eligible bachelors choose between these two amazing women. Who will the men prefer? Eventually, only one woman will be left to hand out the final rose. On Monday, May 23, 2016 from 9-11pm ET/PT, ABC premiered the twelfth season of THE BACHELORETTE, with host Chris Harrison and stunning real estate developer JoJo Fletcher, 25, getting a second chance at her happily-ever-after, choosing from 26 handsome bachelors. After being devastated last season of THE BACHELOR by a shocking rejection from Bachelor Ben Higgins, who confessed his love to both her and Lauren Bushnell, the Texan beauty is ready to leave that heartbreak behind and write her very own love story as the Bachelorette. JoJo will embark on her own journey to find her soul mate. In the season opener, a long, exciting night awaits JoJo, but first, a trio of former Bachelorettes -- Kaitlyn Bristowe, Desiree Hartsock Siegfried and Ali Fedotowsky -- return to offer some practical advice on how Jo Jo should handle the jitters, drama and emotional pitfalls as she searches for her future husband. They warn her that there is a big difference between red hot chemistry and love. A nervous but beaming Bachelorette is blown away by the lengths some of the bachelors go to create a memorable first meeting. One southern gentleman uses his guitar to charm JoJo with a song he wrote for her. A DJ brings a classic R&B group, All-4-One, to serenade her. One shy man shows off his Scottish heritage -- and legs -- by wearing a kilt. But one bachelor really stands out by riding in on a unicorn, harkening back to JoJo's own entrance on THE BACHELOR. The men continue to try and dazzle the Bachelorette during their one-on-one time. One bachelor steals her away and attempts to wow her with some push-ups. Some guys are so overwhelmed that they get off to an awkward start: One man asks for a kiss too soon and another has such an immediate attraction to Jojo, it leads to the first kiss of the season. The pressure mounts as Chris Harrison brings out the first impression rose, leading to some drunken antics by three inebriated men. JoJo wonders if some of these guys are here to meet her or just party. However, she does find a bachelor who deserves the first impression rose and he accepts it quite happily as his jealous contemporaries look on. But it wouldn't be a first rose ceremony without a surprise. An unexpected visitor from the past arrives and pulls the shocked Bachelorette aside, as the other men wonder if they have new competition for JoJo's heart. After the night is over, 20 men remain to try and become the love of JoJo's life. JoJo's 26 suitors are: Alex, 26, a U.S. Marine from Oceanside, CA; Ali, 27, a bartender from Santa Monica, CA; Brandon, 28, a hipster from Los Angeles, CA; Chad, 28, a luxury real estate agent from Tulsa, OK; Chase, 27, a medical sale representative from Highlands Ranch, CO; Christian, 26, a telecom consultant from Los Angeles, CA; Colin "Coley," 27, a real estate consultant from Chicago, IL; Daniel, 31, a Canadian from Vancouver, B.C., Canada; Derek, 29, a commercial banker from Ft. Lauderdale, FL; Evan, 33, an erectile dysfunction specialist from Nashville, TN; Grant, 28, a firefighter from San Francisco, CA; Jake, 27, a landscape architect from Playa Vista, CA; James F., 34, a boxing club owner from Nashville, TN; James S., 27, a "Bachelor" superfan from Phoenix, AZ; James Taylor, 29, a singer-songwriter from Katy, TX; Jonathan, 29, a technical sales representative from Vancouver, B.C., Canada; Jordan, 27, a former pro quarterback, Chico, CA; Luke, 31, a war veteran from Burnet, TX; Nick B., 33, an electrical engineer, Fort Lauderdale, FL; Nick S., 26, a software salesman from San Francisco, CA; Peter, 26, a staffing agency manager from Chicago, IL; Robert "Robby," 27, a former competitive swimmer from Jacksonville, FL; Sal, 28, an operations manager from Fort Lauderdale, FL; Vincent "Vinny," 28, a barber from Delray Beach, FL; Wells, 31, a radio DJ from Nashville, TN; and William "Will," 26, a civil engineer from Jersey City, NJ. On Monday, May 22, 2017 from 9-11pm ET/PT, ABC premiered the thirteenth season of THE BACHELORETTE, with new Bachelorette Rachel Lindsay and returning host Chris Harrison. A luminous enthusiastic Bachelorette braces herself for the experience of a lifetime and the possibility of finding her Prince Charming. The memorable first meetings begin with Brady, a male model who hauls out a sledgehammer to "break the ice" and get acquainted. Matt, a construction sales rep, attempts to endear himself to Rachel by wearing a penguin costume. Blake E., one of the men who received an early introduction on the "After the Final Rose" show, doesn't want to waste his second chance. The aspiring drummer, not to be outdone, brings along a marching band to stir things up.

Inside the mansion, the men continue to try and captivate Rachel. Josiah, a fellow attorney, pulls her away for the first one-one-one conversation. He discusses his troubled past and how it changed the course of his life. Fred, who went to elementary school with Rachel, brings a yearbook and admits to a lifelong fascination with his former classmate. Adam arrives with a surprise friend -- an identical dummy named "A.J." -- much to Rachel's delight. Bryan comes on strong, captivating the Bachelorette and literally sweeping her off her feet. But as passion flourishes, so do the confrontations between the bachelors: Blake E. challenges Lucas about whether he is there for the "right reasons."

Kenny, a single dad, moves Rachel with her devotion to his daughter. Many relationships look promising as Rachel continues to familiarize herself with the men, but there is only one first impression rose. The Bachelorette follows her best instincts in choosing who should get her first rose.

The apprehensive men have to hope they are among the 23 left to move into the mansion and continue in the race for Rachel's heart.

Rachel's 31 suitors are:
Adam, 27, a real estate agent from Dallas, TX
Alex, 28, an information systems supervisor from Grosse Pointe Park, MI
Anthony, 26, an education software manager from Chicago, IL
Blake E., 31, an aspiring drummer from Marina del Rey, CA
Blake K., 29, a U.S. Marine veteran from San Francisco, CA
Brady, 29, a male model from Miami, FL
Bryan, 37, a chiropractor from Miami, FL
Bryce, 30, a firefighter from Orlando, FL
Dean, 26., a startup recruiter from Venice, CA
DeMario, 30, an executive recruiter from Century City, CA
Eric, 29, a personal trainer from Los Angeles, CA
Fred, 27, an executive assistant from Dallas, TX
Grant, 29, an emergency medicine physician from New York City, NY
Ignacio, "Iggy," 30, a consulting firm CEO from Chicago, IL
Jack Stone, 32, an attorney from Dallas, TX
Jamey, 32, a sales account executive from Santa Monica, CA
Jedidiah, 35, an ER physician from Augusta, GA
Jonathan, 31, a tickle monster from New Smyrna Beach, FL
Josiah, 28, a prosecuting attorney from Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Kenneth, "Diggy," 31, a senior inventory analyst from Chicago, IL
Kenny, 35, a professional wrestler from Las Vegas, NV
Kyle 26, a marketing consultant from Los Angeles, CA
Lee, 30, a singer/songwriter from Nashville, TN
Lucas, 30, a "whaboom" from Santa Monica, CA
Matthew, "Matt," 32, a construction sales rep from Meriden, CT
Michael, 26, a former professional basketball player from Chicago, IL
Milton, 31, a hotel recreation supervisor from North Bay Village, FL
Mohit, 26, a product manager from Pacifica, CA
Peter, 31, a business owner from Madison, WI
Robert "Rob," 30, a law student from Houston, TX
Will, 28, a sales manager from Miami, FL
On Monday, August 7, 2017 from 8-11pm ET (live)/PT (tape), ABC premiered the Season 13 finale of THE BACHELORETTE, as Rachel joins Chris Harrison for a live three-hour look back at the emotional ending to her journey to find love. Rachel has narrowed down the field to Bryan, Eric and Peter. She finds herself falling in love with all three of these men and terribly torn between them. She can envision a future with all of these bachelors, but time is running out. In a live, three-hour special, Chris takes Rachel and Bachelor Nation back to those final days in Rioja, Spain, to discuss the difficult choices she made along the way. Her three suitors join them throughout the live special.

An emotional Rachel struggles to find a compromise with Peter, who has admitted he isn't ready to propose. On the eve of what should be a passionate night in the fantasy suite, Peter declares how much he cares for her, but ultimately is unsure if he can get down on one knee at the end of this journey. Who will be willing to compromise to make their relationship work?

Rachel's final fantasy date is with Bryan. Their instant chemistry and passion have progressed quickly and steadily, making everything seem a little too smooth and easy. The couple spends the day horseback riding through the breathtaking Spanish countryside and stopping for a romantic picnic. Bryan senses something is wrong and confronts Rachel at dinner, worrying that her heart is with someone else. Will this be the beginning of the end for this romance?

At the rose ceremony, Rachel sends home one heartbroken bachelor. She then has one last date with her final two men. Will these seal the deal for one of them? In one of the most dramatic moments in Bachelorette history, Rachel looks at making a decision she hopes she doesn't regret. She is in love, but is he the one? Will she have second thoughts?


Production & Distribution

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