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’ Finale Recap: Ben Higgins Engaged To Lauren B! (VIDEO)

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Ben Higgins The Bachelor Finale Recap

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Ben Higgins got engaged on “The Bachelor” finale to Lauren B. But before he proposed, Higgins first introduced Lauren B. and JoJo to his parents and went on one last date with each woman. Get “The Bachelor” finale recap and watch the proposal here!

Ben Higgins NOT “Dumped After The Final Rose,” Despite Report

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Ben Higgins Dumped After Final Rose

Ben Higgins was NOT “dumped after the final rose,” despite a misleading tabloid report. Gossip Cop can correct the story.

Donnie Wahlberg: “I’m Addicted To ‘The Bachelor'”

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Donnie Wahlberg Bachelor

Donnie Wahlberg admits in a new op-ed that he’s become “addicted to ‘The Bachelor‘” as a result of wife Jenny McCarthy introducing him to the reality dating show.

‘The Bachelor’ Women Tell All Recap: Ben Higgins Gets Grilled After Tears And Fights

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Bachelor Women Tell All Recap March 7 2016

“The Women Tell All” episode of “The Bachelor” had the women fighting with each other, some tears, and Ben Higgins getting grilled. There was also Caila admitting she’s still in love with him, Higgins revealing he’s ready to get married “tomorrow,” and much more!

Caila Quinn To Be Next “Bachelorette”?

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Caila Quinn Next Bachelorette

Caila Quinn will reportedly be the next star of “The Bachelorette.” ABC will not confirm the speculation, but here’s what’s known so far.

Ben Higgins Confirms He’s Engaged, Breaking “Bachelor” Rules Again (VIDEO)

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Ben Higgins engaged GMA Video Bachelor

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Ben Higgins announced on Tuesday’s “Good Morning America” that he’s engaged, breaking the rules of “The Bachelor” yet again. Check out the video here.

‘The Bachelor’ Recap: Ben Higgins Has Overnight Fantasy Suite Dates, Final Two Revealed

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Bachelor Recap February 29 2016

On Monday’s “The Bachelor,” Ben Higgins went on his fantasy overnight dates with the three remaining women, Caila, JoJo and Lauren B., before saying goodbye to one and choosing his final two. Get the full recap below!

Lex McAllister’s Suicide NOT Caused By “The Bachelor,” Despite Shameful Report

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Lex McAllister Suicide Cause The Bachelor

Lex McAllister’s suicide was NOT caused by “The Bachelor,” despite a disgusting new tabloid cover story that shamefully exploits her tragic death. Find out what’s going on here.

“The Bachelor” Recap: Ben Higgins Goes On Hometown Dates, Final Three Revealed

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Bachelor Recap February 22 2016

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On Monday’s “The Bachelor,” Ben Higgins went on hometown dates with the four remaining women, before saying goodbye to one and choosing his final three. Get the full recap here!

“Bachelor” Contestant Lex McAllister Dead Of Apparent Suicide

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Bachelor Suicide Lex McAllister

Lex McAllister, a former contestant on ABC’s “The Bachelor,” has died at 31. She reportedly committed suicide. McAllister, who appeared on Jake Pavelkas Season 14 of the ABC reality series had been battling depression and was bipolar, said a family member.

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