The Bachelor

“The Bachelor” premiered on March, 25, 2002 on ABC, with the premise of 25 women competing for the heart of one man. Hosted by Chris Harrison, the show has The Bachelor go on a series of dates with groups of women, as well as on individual dates, all in the hope of finding a wife. The elimination process consists of a rose ceremony, in which roses are handed out to the women who The Bachelor chooses to keep on the show. Those who don’t receives flowers at each week’s “rose ceremony” are sent home. At the end of each season, “The Bachelor” must choose between two women, with the expectation that he’ll propose to one of them.

The contestants live in “Villa De La Vina,” a mansion in Agoura Hills, California, for the first two weeks of filming. The remaining episodes typically consist of the participants traveling to romantic and exotic locations to go on dating excursions. Whether in the mansion or on the road, the show is often beset with conflict between the women vying for The Bachelor.

The first “Bachelor” was Alex Michel. At the end of the first season, Michel had to chose between Amanda Marsh and Trista Rehn, better known now as Trista Sutter. Michel, who selected Marsh, did not propose at the end of the show’s inaugural season. And Rehn would later go on to become the first “Bachelorette.”

The series has featured a slew of hunky and memorable Bachelors over the years including, Andrew Firestone, Lorenzo Borghese, Charlie O’Connell, Bob Guiney, Brad Womack, Jason Mesnick, Jake Pavelka, Sean Lowe, Juan Pablo Galavis and Ben Higgins. It has has also spawned three spin-off series on ABC. “The Bachelorette” debuted in January 2003 with Rehn as its inaugural star. “Bachelor Pad,” where previous contestants competed for a cash prize of $250,000, debuted on August 9, 2010. And “Bachelor in Paradise,” which also features previous contestants from both “The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette” in an exotic locale, first aired on August 4, 2014.

Though “The Bachelor” has earned a reputation for not having the relationships work out, there have been a few high-profile weddings during its run. Rehn, Mesnick, Hebert, and Lowe have all had weddings specials air on ABC.

Chris Harrison Apologizes To “Bachelor” Fans For “Bachelorette” Spoiler

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Chris Harrison Rachel Lindsay Spoiler

Chris Harrison is apologizing to fans of “The Bachelor” who are upset that “The Bachelorette” casting news spoiled the current season. See his message here.

Fan Reaction: Rachel Lindsay First Black “Bachelorette”

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Jimmy Kimmel The Bachelorette

Rachel Lindsay was officially announced on Monday as the first black star of “The Bachelorette,” and now fans are reacting to the news. See reaction tweets here.

‘The Bachelor’ Recap: Nick Viall Final Four Chosen For Hometown Dates

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Nick Viall Bachelor Recap February 13 2017


“The Bachelor” on Monday had Nick Viall narrowing down the women to the final four with whom he’ll go on hometown dates. While on the island of Bimini in the Bahamas, he went on one group date and three one-on-one dates. Get the full recap and spoilers here!

Nick Viall, Former Bachelors Play “Yes Bae, No Way Rosé” On “GMA” (VIDEO)

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Nick Viall Bachelor Good Morning America Game


Nick Viall and three former Bachelors appeared on Tuesday’s “Good Morning America” to play a hilarious game of “Yes Bae, No Way Rosé.” Check out the video here!

‘The Bachelor’ Recap: Nick Viall Sends Both Women Home After Two-On-One Date In St. Thomas

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Nick Viall Bachelor Recap February 6 2017


“The Bachelor” on Monday had Nick Viall taking the women from New Orleans to St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands, and sending home a total of seven women, including both bachelorettes who joined him on a two-on-one date. Get the full recap and spoilers here!

Ben Higgins Slams Us Weekly Split Story As “Fake News”

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Ben Higgins Lauren Bushnell Split Fake News

Ben Higgins is slamming a split story from Us Weekly as “fake news.” He and fiancée Lauren Bushnell are still very much together, contrary to the speculative report.

Corinne Olympios “Bachelor” Interview On “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” (VIDEO)

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Corinne Olympios ellen Show Video


Corinne Olympios, the so-called “villain” on “The Bachelor,” appeared on Wednesday’s “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” to discuss the show, Nick Viall, and even play “Who’d You Rather.” Check out the video here.

‘The Bachelor’ Recap: Nick Viall Has 2-On-1 Date With Corinne In New Orleans

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Nick Vaill The Bachelor Recap January 30 2017


“The Bachelor” on Monday had Nick Viall taking the women to New Orleans, where he connected even more with Rachel on a one-and-one date, and took 10 women on a group date to a haunted house. He also had a two-on-one date with enemies Corinne and Taylor. Get the full recap here!

‘The Bachelor’ Recap: Nick Viall Has Hometown Wisconsin Dates, Sends Two Home

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Nick Viall The Bachelor Recap January 23 2017


“The Bachelor” on Monday had Nick Viall taking the women to his hometown of Waukesha, Wisconsin, where he went on two one-on-one-dates and a large group date on a farm. He also narrowed the field down by sending two women home. Get the full recap here!

‘The Bachelor’ Recap: Nick Viall Goes On Zero Gravity Date With Vanessa, Backstreet Boys Perform

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Nick Viall The Bachelor Recap January 16 2017


On Monday’s “The Bachelor,” Nick Viall went on a zero gravity date with Vanessa, and danced with a group of women onstage at a Backstreet Boys concert. Seven more women, with the help of three Olympic gold medalists, also competed in track-and-field events to win Nick’s heart. And four contestants were sent home. Get the full recap here!

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