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.

Ben Higgins, Lauren Bushnell Split: ‘The Bachelor’ Couple End Engagement

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Ben Higgins Lauren Bushnell Split

Ben Higgins and Lauren Bushnell have split. The ex-couple met on Season 20 of “The Bachelor,” which premiered in January 2016, but announced on Monday they’re calling off their engagement.

Vanessa Grimaldi Dumping Nick Viall For Michael Rosenbaum?

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Vanessa Grimaldi Dumping Nick Viall


Is Vanessa Grimaldi dumping Nick Viall for her ex, Michael Rosenbaum? That’s what one of the tabloids is speculating. Gossip Cop looked into the story.

William Shatner Asks Nick Viall To Accept “Peace Rose” To End Feud

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William Shatner Nick Viall Feud

William Shatner tweeted Nick Viall a peace offering on Thursday, after an unexpected feud started over “The Bachelor” and “Dancing with the Stars.” Get the details here.

Nick Viall, Peta Murgatroyd ‘Ellen DeGeneres Show’ Video: Watch Interview

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Nick Viall Peta Murgatroyd Ellen DeGeneres Show


“Dancing with the Stars” partners Nick Viall and Peta Murgatroyd appeared on Wednesday’s “Ellen DeGeneres Show” to discuss their reality competition series. Watch the full interview here!

Nick Viall, Vanessa Grimaldi Compared To Donald Trump, Melania On “The View”

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The View Bachelor Trump


Nick Viall and Vanessa Grimaldi’s apparent lack of chemistry was compared to Donald and Melania Trump on Tuesday’s “The View.” Watch here!

Nick Viall, Vanessa “Live With Kelly” Video: Watch “The Bachelor” Interview!

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Nick Vanessa Live Kelly Video


Nick Viall and Vanessa Grimaldi appeared on Tuesday’s “Live With Kelly,” just hours after “The Bachelor” finale. Watch here!

Nick Viall, Vanessa Talk “The Bachelor” Finale, Engagement On “GMA” (VIDEO)

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Nick Viall Vanessa The Bachelor GMA Interview


Nick Viall and Vanessa Grimaldi appeared on Tuesday’s “Good Morning America” to discuss “The Bachelor” finale, their engagement and more. Check out the video here!

Nick Viall, Vanessa ‘Jimmy Kimmel’ Game Video, Watch ‘Bachelor’ Interview

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Nick Vanessa Kimmel Video


Nick Viall and Vanessa Grimaldi celebrated their engagement on Monday’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” by being interviewed and playing “The Newly Engaged Game.” Watch the video here!

Nick Viall, Vanessa Talk Engagement, Future On ‘Bachelor: After The Final Rose’ (Recap)

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Nick Viall and Vanessa discussed their engagement and future on the live “Bachelor” finale special, “After The Final Rose.” Nick also met face-to-face with Raven again. And new “Bachelorette” Rachel Lindsay was on the show and met her suitors. Get the full recap here!

‘The Bachelor’ Finale Recap: Nick Viall, Vanessa Engaged (VIDEO)

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Nick Viall The Bachelor Finale Recap


Nick Viall got engaged on “The Bachelor” finale to Vanessa. But before he proposed, Nick first introduced Vanessa and Raven to his parents and went on one last date with each woman. Get “The Bachelor” finale recap and watch the proposal here!

Nick Viall “Bachelor” Finale Preview Video: Watch Chris Harrison “GMA” Interview

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Nick Viall Chris Harrison Bachelor Finale


Chris Harrison teased Nick Viall‘s finale of “The Bachelor” in an interview broadcast on Monday’s “GMA,” just hours before the big show. Watch below.

Brie Larson Watched “The Bachelor” With Nick Viall (VIDEO)

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Brie Larson Jimmy Kimmel Live The Bachelor Interview


Brie Larson appeared on Wednesday’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” to promote her new movie Kong: Skull Island, but the conversation soon turned to Larson’s love for “The Bachelor.” Watch the video here!

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