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.

‘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!

SNL ‘Beard Hunk’ Spoofs ‘Bachelor’ Nick Viall – WATCH VIDEO

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SNL Bachelor Beard Hunk


“SNL” spoofed this season’s “Bachelor” with Nick Viall with a sketch called the “Beard Hunk.” In the parody bit, much like the actual series, one woman after another interrupts each other to spend time with the Beard Hunk. Watch the “Saturday Night Live” video here mocking “The Bachelor” and Nick Viall.

Nick Viall NOT “Having A Baby,” Despite Report

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Nick Viall Baby


Nick Viall is NOT “having a baby,” despite a new tabloid cover story. Gossip Cop can bust the report.

‘The Bachelor’ Recap: Nick Viall Goes On First One-On-One Date, Sends Woman Home Before Rose Ceremony

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Nick Viall The Bachelor Recap January 9 2017


On Monday’s “The Bachelor,” Nick Viall went on the season’s first one-on-one date, two group dates, and even sent one woman home before the rose ceremony. Get the full recap here!

Nick Viall ‘The Bachelor’ Premiere Recap: Who Got Roses And Who Got Sent Home

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Nick Viall TheBachelor Premiere


The Bachelor” Season 21 premiered on Monday with Nick Viall on his fourth search for love on the “Bachelor” franchise. Viall, who appeared on Andi Dorfman and Kaitlyn Bristowe’s seasons of “The Bachelorette,” and again on last season’s “Bachelor In Paradise,” now has 30 ladies vying for his heart. But first, see who got roses and see who got sent home!

Nick Viall “The Bachelor” Premiere Preview On “GMA” (VIDEO)

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Nick Viall Bachelor Premiere Video


Nick Viall previewed his season of “The Bachelor” on Monday’s “GMA,” just hours before the big premiere. Watch here!

‘Bachelor’ Nick Viall Contestants Photos – See Season 21 Women

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Nick Viall The Bachelor


Nick Viall‘s “Bachelor” contestants were revealed on Wednesday, less than one month before the show’s season 21 premiere on January 2. Gossip Cop has a photo gallery of the contestants here!

Ben Higgins, Lauren Bushnell First Anniversary Celebrated After Split Bust

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Ben Higgins One Year Anniversary Laurenn Bushnell


Ben Higgins and Lauren Bushnell are celebrating their first anniversary, just after Gossip Cop helped bust a story about the couple splitting. Get the details here!

Ben Higgins, Lauren Bushnell Breaking Up?

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Ben Higgins Breaking Up Lauren Bushnell

Are Ben Higgins and Lauren Bushnell breaking up? That’s what a tabloid report is claiming. Gossip Cop can help set the record straight.

Nick Viall “GMA” Video: Watch “The Bachelor” Interview

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Nick Viall GMA Video


Nick Viall appeared on “GMA” on Thursday to talk about his upcoming gig on “The Bachelor.” Watch here!

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