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The Bachelorette

The Bachelorette

Photo Credit:  ABC
  • 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.
Season 14 of THE BACHELORETTE premiered on Monday, May 28, 2018 from 8-10pm ET/PT on ABC, with Becca Kufrin beginning her search for Prince Charming. Becca captured America's heart when she found herself at the center of one of the most gut-wrenching BACHELOR breakups of all time. Now the Minnesota girl next door returns for a second shot at love and gets to hand out the roses, searching for her happily-ever-after. After opening herself up to finding love with Arie Luyendyk Jr. last season on THE BACHELOR, this hopeful, down-to-earth woman embarks on her own journey to find her soul mate, meeting 28 bachelors who are all eager to win her heart and the final rose.

In the season opener, even a self-confident Becca, who knows what she wants, can always use some support and advice. Three former Bachelorettes who all found true love -- Rachel, JoJo and Kaitlyn -- come to the mansion to help Becca prepare for her big first night. After some encouragement and sound guidance, Becca's three new friends toast to her bright future. Becca, dazzling in a shimmering gown, is greeted by Chris Harrison that evening; and the limos filled with anxious eligible bachelors, who are ready to pull out all the stops to make a lasting impression on Becca, begin to pull into the driveway. One dashing suitor surprises her by dropping to one knee with a proposal on the spot. Another man is so eager to show that he is ready for fatherhood that he pulls up in a minivan full of soccer balls, a child safety seat and snacks. Not to be outdone, an adventure lover rides in on an ox, and one brave man arrives in a chicken suit. But it will be hard to top the confident entrepreneur who brings an entire gospel choir to serenade her. Becca is beyond impressed with this group of handsome men, but no sooner does she arrive inside than one aggressive bachelor whisks her off for the first one-on-one conversation of the night. The rest of the evening Becca's suitors scramble to steal her away for some private time. Chris Harrison ratchets up the pressure when he brings out the coveted first impression rose. While the men try and show her they are there for the right reasons, two bachelors decide to share some strange allegations as one man questions the other's intentions -- right in front of Becca! But the drama is just starting, as a man she remembers meeting in Minnesota shows up as one of her suitors. She already needs to rely on her gut instincts to make the right decision: Should he stay or go? And after she gives out the first impression rose, Becca is ready for her first of many rose ceremonies. At the end of the night, 21 bachelors remain to embark on wild romantic adventures with Becca and attempt to become the love of her life.

This season, romantic and adventurous dates test the men's perseverance in pursuing their romantic objective, along with fun, exciting and exotic dates that will elicit real and raw passions. Eight lucky men get dressed up in tuxes for a contest testing their "groom-ability" as Bachelorette Rachel Lindsay and Bryan Abasolo officiate. Lil Jon performs one of his hits, as Becca and one man seek to exorcise Arie from her life with a cathartic exercise together. A chaotic game of dodgeball on trampolines explodes as comedian Fred Willard joins Chris Harrison for the play by play. Becca's friends Tia, Seinne, Bekah M., Caroline and Kendall are the recipients of spa day services from a group of the bachelors. A trip to Capitol Records and a songwriting session with hit singer/songwriter Richard Marx awaits Becca and one excited bachelor. Ten men run football drills with stars from the professional women's Lingerie Football League, then display their fierce form in a game of their own with former NFL star Keyshawn Johnson with Chris doing the commentary.

Becca and her remaining bachelors hit the road to Park City, Utah, where she and one of the suitors join 2006 Olympic bobsled silver medalists Valerie Fleming and Shauna Rohbock for an exhilarating ride down the twisty iced track and then cap off the evening with a private concert by country superstar Granger Smith. The legendary singer/songwriter Mr. Las Vegas Wayne Newton and his wife host a group of the men at their glamorous mansion for a lesson on how to serenade Becca and where they then learn they need to perform in front of a live audience. Historic Richmond, Virginia, is the backdrop for an entertaining debate between some of the men on the steps of the Virginia state capitol. Australian country superstar Morgan Evans provides the musical background for an intimate moment between Becca and one of the men. The clear blue waters of Nassau in The Bahamas invite Becca and her group of bachelors to enjoy romantic adventures. The Baja Men perform for the Bachelorette and one of her suitors for an outrageously fun time. However, serious decisions await Becca on which four men's families she will meet. Then, the final three men journey to exotic Chiang Mai, Thailand, for intimate overnight dates. Will the future hold a Cinderella ending for the Bachelorette?

Becca's 28 suitors are:
Alex, 31, a construction manager from Atlanta, Georgia
Blake, 28, a sales representative from Bailey, Colorado
Chase, 27, an advertising vice president from Sanford, Florida
Chris, 30, a sales trainer from Orlando, Florida
Christian, 28, a banker from San Diego, California
Christon, 31, a former Harlem Globetrotter from Los Angeles, California
Clay, 30, a professional football player from Chicago, Illinois
Colton, 26, a former professional football player from Denver, Colorado
Connor, 25, a fitness coach from St. Petersburg, Florida
Darius, 26, a pharmaceutical sales representative from Sherman Oaks, California
David, 25, a venture capitalist from Denver, Colorado
Garrett, 29, a medical sales representative from Reno, Nevada
Grant, 27, an electrician from Danville, California
Jake, 29, a marketing consultant from Minneapolis, Minnesota
Jason, 29, a senior corporate banker from Buffalo, New York
Jean 'Jean Blanc,' 31, a colognoisseur from Pensacola, Florida
Joe, 31, a grocery store owner from Chicago, Illinois
John, 28, a software engineer from San Francisco, California
Jordan, 26, a male model from Crystal River, Florida
Kamil, 30, a social media participant from Monroe, New York
Leo, 31, a stuntman from Studio City, California
Lincoln, 26, an account sales executive from Los Angeles, California
Mike, 27, a sports analyst from Cincinnati, Ohio
Nick, 27, an attorney from Orlando, Florida
Rickey, 27, an IT consultant from San Diego, California
Ryan, 26, a banjoist from Manhattan Beach, California
Trent, 28, a realtor from Naples, Florida
Wills, 29, a graphic designer from Los Angeles, California


Production & Distribution

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