The Bachelor

Continuing Monday / 8:00pm ABC (US) US 45 min.
The series revolves around a bachelor who chooses a potential wife from among 25 women. The show follows the bachelor as he goes on a series of dates with the women, some of them group dates, some one-on-one dates. On each episode women are eliminated, generally during the rose ceremony at the end of the episode, but sometimes on the dates (during what are called "elimination dates"). The process culminates towards the end of the season with a few of the women going on overnight dates, and meetings between the bachelor, the women, and their respective families. At the end of the show, the bachelor chooses one woman with whom he would like to continue a relationship. Sometimes he proposes marriage, sometimes other levels of commitment. The runner-up from the first season, Trista Rehn, later starred in The Bachelorette, a spin-off program in which the format is gender-reversed.

Season 22

9 Episodes

Week 9 22x09
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Week 8 22x08
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Week 7 22x07
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Week 6 22x06
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Week 5 22x05
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Week 4 22x04
Jan 22 2018
Week 3 22x03
Jan 15 2018
Week 2 22x02
Arie's search for love gets off to a fast start with back-to-back one-on-one dates with Becca K. and Krystal. The Bachelor transports Becca K., via a slick motorcycle ride, to a breathtaking oceanside Malibu mansion, where celebrity fashion designer Rachel Zoe works her magic on Arie's date. Krystal looks to a possible future with the Bachelor when she visits his hometown of Scottsdale, Ariz., and meets his family. But she is concealing a dark secret that might scare Arie away.
Jan 08 2018
In the Season 22 premiere, Arie meets with Sean and Catherine Lowe and their son, Samuel, before his journey begins. At the mansion, he meets the bachelorettes, including a "kissing bandit" and a woman who gives him compliments in Dutch, his second language.
Jan 01 2018

Season 21

13 Episodes

Nick recaps the season in an interview with Chris Harrison.
Mar 13 2017
Nick must choose between the final two bachelorettes.
Mar 13 2017
Nick Viall faces 19 of the most memorable women he sent home as they discuss the season. Also: Rachel, the next Bachelorette, provides insight on how she plans to handle her search for love; and a sneak peek at the emotional final week of Nick's journey.
Mar 06 2017
Nick takes the final three women on dates. One lucky lady goes with Nick to a reindeer farm, where they discuss their future in front of a roaring fire. Another beauty joins Nick for a plunge into icy waters and then a quick warm up in a sauna and hot tub.
Mar 06 2017
Nick takes the remaining women to Finland.
Feb 27 2017
The stunning surprises continue on what should be four compelling hometown dates if Nick's journey continues.
Feb 20 2017
All of Nick's relationships are called into question as the remaining women deal with Nick's admission that the process may not be working for him. Nick seeks council from Chris Harrison about his predicament.
Feb 13 2017
The nine remaining bachelorettes visit the U.S. Virgin Islands, where Nick learns the details of a dark-haired beauty's heartbreaking life. Later, a group date with six ladies goes terribly wrong and a two-on-one outing sends Nick's journey into a tailspin.
Feb 06 2017
The 13 remaining bachelorettes visit New Orleans, where Nick selects one lucky lady to accompany him on a date. Later, 10 women are chosen for a night of thrills at a haunted plantation and two vengeful rivals go on the dreaded two-on-one date in the Big Easy's mystical bayou, where the trio encounter a group of voodoo worshipers.
Jan 30 2017
Nick brings the bachelorettes to his hometown.
Jan 23 2017
After sending Liz home, Nick tells the rest of the women about their past. Backstreet Boys announce to the seven women that they will be joining Nick on a group date. One-on-one date aboard a Zero G plane.
Jan 16 2017
One woman feels anxious about a secret from her romantic past with Nick. 12 bachelorettes dress up for a wedding shoot. The one-on-one date sees the couple taking a helicopter to a yacht.
Jan 09 2017
As controversial fan favorite Nick Viall starts his search for love, three popular former bachelors offer him support and encouragement.
Jan 02 2017

Season 20

12 Episodes

Mar 14 2016
Mar 14 2016
Mar 07 2016
Feb 29 2016
Ben goes on hometown dates to meet the families of the final four ladies. One family question the certainty of Ben's feelings and bring him to tears, and a concerned dad grills Ben at another home. One bachelorette is blindsided by something very unexpected.
Feb 22 2016
Ben and the six remaining ladies visit his hometown of Warsaw, Ind., where one lucky bachelorette is given a private tour by Ben. Later, Ben takes a date to Chicago's Wrigley Field. A group date for three women at a romantic farm ends in tears when only one of them gets a rose. One lady gets her first one-on-one date and a special surprise.
Feb 15 2016
Feb 08 2016
The first international stop of the season finds Ben Higgins and the 11 remaining bachelorettes traveling to Mexico City, one of the largest metropolitan areas in the world. It’s also pretty darn romantic down there. So let’s see what happened!
Feb 01 2016
Ben and his bachelorettes all are willing to gamble on love in “Sin City,” as he escorts the remaining 14 women to an exciting trip to Las Vegas.
Jan 25 2016
Ben and Lauren B. fly over the mansion in a bi-plane, share a romantic dinner and enjoy a performance from country trio Lucy Angel. Next, 12 ladies are coached by soccer stars Alex Morgan and Kelley O'Hara for a soccer competition; Jubilee enjoys a tryst with Ben at a spa; and Ben receives tragic news from home.
Jan 18 2016
Ben takes 10 ladies back to school where they battle to become homecoming queen. Later, Ice Cube and Kevin Hart show up on a date; singer Amos Lee performs for Ben and a lucky bachelorette; and six ladies visit L.A.'s "Love Lab" to see who is the best match for Ben.
Jan 11 2016
Season 20 begins with 26-year-old Ben Higgins meeting 28 beautiful bachelorettes vying for his attention and for the first impression rose. Among the ladies are identical twin sisters, a cowgirl and a dentist. But everyone is stunned when two late arrivals---Becca, runner-up on Chris Soules' season, and Amber, another alumna from Chris' season---join the party. Also appearing to give advice to Ben are former Bachelors Sean Lowe, Chris Soules and Jason Mesnick.
Jan 04 2016

Season 19

13 Episodes

Chris and his fiance Whitney will give interviews, plus an announcement of the next two Bachelorettes who are Kaitlyn and Britt.
Mar 09 2015
Chris brings the women to meet his family in hope it will make the answer more clear.
Mar 09 2015
Chris is confronted by women he rejected; a preview of the final days of Chris' search for love.
Mar 02 2015
Chris and the final three ladies travel to the island of Bali in Indonesia where secrets are revealed in the fantasy suite. At the rose ceremony, Chris sends one unsuspecting woman home in tears.
Feb 23 2015
Chris visits the women in their hometowns; one woman is eliminated.
Feb 16 2015
Chris takes Jade to Arlington, Iowa, for a date that includes attending a high school football game.
Feb 15 2015
Chris discusses memorable women and moments; Kelsey opens up about her panic attack.
Feb 15 2015
Nine women join Chris in Deadwood, S.D.; the women call Kelsey out on her behavior.
Feb 09 2015
Chris takes the 11 remaining women to Sante Fe, N.M. While there, one bachelorette meets a "love guru" and nine ladies go rafting on the Rio Grande River. At a party, a woman from Chris' past makes an unwelcome visit; and Chris takes a leading contender on a hot air balloon ride.
Feb 02 2015
Chris spends the day with eight ladies at a beach. Meanwhile, Chris' three sisters interview the other seven bachelorettes at the mansion and reward one lucky gal with a one-on-one date with Chris to attend a concert and a screening of "Cinderella." Later, Chris takes six women to San Francisco for a mud run in wedding dresses.
Jan 26 2015
Guest host Jimmy Kimmel tries to help guide Chris' search for love.
Jan 19 2015
An eliminated bachelorette pleads for a second chance; six women join Chris for a pool party.
Jan 12 2015
ABC’s The Bachelor 2015 with Chris Soules premieres on January 5th, and now fans can look forward to a jam-packed evening of romance and drama. The network has just revealed that the first night of Season 19 will be a three-hour event and they’re even touting that it’s live.
Jan 05 2015

Season 18

12 Episodes

Juan Pablo talks about his journey; bachelorettes Clare and Nikki discuss the season's outcome; the next Bachelorette is revealed.
Mar 10 2014
In the Season 18 finale, Juan Pablo must choose which of the two remaining bachelorettes is the perfect fit for himself and his daughter. Before he does so, he introduces the women to his family and goes on a final date with both ladies. Appearing: bachelorettes Chelsie, Kelly, Renee and Sharleen; Sean and Catherine Lowe; and Desiree Hartsock and Chris Siegfried.
Mar 10 2014
Juan Pablo faces 17 of the season's bachelorettes, including Sharleen, who explains the reasons behind her conflicted feelings and her decision to leave. Another bachelorette shares details about St. Lucia; and newlyweds Sean and Catherine visit to talk about married life. Also: bloopers from the season; a look ahead to the finale
Mar 03 2014
Feb 25 2014
Feb 24 2014
Feb 17 2014
In New Zealand, the women and Juan Pablo go on an adventure, and the six who remain after the rose ceremony will accompany Juan to Miami.
Feb 10 2014
Juan Pablo and the bachelorettes travel to Vietnam, and after the rose ceremony, the eight remaining women and Juan journey to New Zealand.
Feb 03 2014
Jan 27 2014
Jan 20 2014
Jan 13 2014
Jan 06 2014

Season 17

13 Episodes

Mar 11 2013
Mar 11 2013
Mar 04 2013
Week 8 17x10
Feb 25 2013
Feb 19 2013
Week 7 17x08
Sean visits the hometowns of the final four bachelorettes. One woman is eliminated.
Feb 18 2013
Week 6 17x07
Sean and the six remaining bachelorettes visit the Caribbean island of St. Croix. While there, one woman reveals a surprising fact about her past that could ruin her relationship with Sean. Later, Sean's sister arrives to help him sort through his feelings. Two women are eliminated.
Feb 11 2013
The two night special concludes with Sean and the bachelorettes go on a trip to the Canadian Rockies; during a group date, Sean asks seven bachelorettes to take a plunge in icy-cold Lake Louise; the women try to advance their connection to Sean during a snowstorm.
Feb 05 2013
A two-night Bachelor special event begins with Sean whisking the remaining 11 bachelorettes away to picturesque Whitefish, Montana, to explore his romantic connections.
Feb 04 2013
Week 4 17x04
A gritty warehouse is the location for a topsy-turvy roller derby with Sean and eight of the bachelorettes. Sarah faces another physical challenge that causes her to have emotional breakdown, but Sean proves to be supportive and helps her to try and overcome her fears. All of the women push themselves past their limits until one woman falls hard and is rushed to the hospital. At the after party that night, fireworks erupt as Robyn and Tierra clash, leading one of them to storm off, threaten to leave and then dissolve in tears. It's up to Sean again to comfort the distraught woman and to figure out if the tears are genuine or crocodile, meant to manipulate him into giving her a rose.
Jan 28 2013
Week 3 17x03
Sean takes the ladies to Malibu for a game of beach volleyball, after which the winners spend the evening with him and the losers return to the mansion. Elsewhere, one of his romantic encounters has the potential to break a world record for the longest on-screen kiss. Thirteen women remain after the rose ceremony.
Jan 21 2013
Week 2 17x02
The 19 survivors of the opening ceremony move into the mansion. Sean goes on his first one-on-one date, which involves a free fall off a Los Angeles skyscraper; and later, a group date involving a Harlequin photo shoot takes place. At the rose ceremony, the playing field is reduced to 16 contenders.
Jan 14 2013
Week 1 17x01
Spurned Dallas businessman Sean Lowe seeks a second chance at love as the matchmaking contest's Season 17 bachelor.
Jan 07 2013

Season 16

12 Episodes

Ben and the special bachelorette that stole his heart sit down with Chris to discuss their plans for future; the couple is reunited, after which they assess the current state of their relationship; questions and concerns from others are fielded.
Mar 12 2012
Ben is given a last-minute chance to spend time with the two remaining ladies before he makes his final decision; Ben must reject one hopeful woman before handing the final rose, and possibly an engagement ring, to the last remaining bachelorette.
Mar 12 2012
Sixteen scorned women return to confront Ben about personal decisions he made during filming while also planning to grill Courtney about her inherently deceptive behavior; new footage reveals upcoming twists regarding the final two women.
Mar 05 2012
The three remaining ladies travel to Switzerland where each is granted a full-day date with Ben and possibly the night; a surprise visitor demands answers from Ben; after romantic one-on-one time with each woman, Ben must choose to send one home.
Feb 27 2012
Ben travels across the country visiting the families of the remaining four women, hoping to impress his potential in-laws; the ladies' parents put the pressure on Ben when questioning his true intentions about marrying their daughters.
Feb 20 2012
With only six ladies left, each bachelorette desperately seeks time with Ben before he chooses the final four; everyone participates in a date while visiting Belize; upon arriving at the cocktail party, Ben makes a surprising announcement.
Feb 13 2012
Ben is forced to eliminate one girl after a two-on-one date of salsa dancing; Ben and six of the women go on a romantic date deep inside the Panamanian jungle; Chris confronts someone about a personal secret she's been keeping from everyone.
Feb 06 2012
While in Puerto Rico, the 11 remaining ladies quickly become frustrated after fighting for personal time with Ben; despite being chastised by the other women, Courtney continues her quest to snag Ben by suggesting a very provocative rendezvous.
Jan 30 2012
While visiting Utah, Ben and the remaining bachelorettes see the sights and bond on romantic outings; one woman tries to warn Ben of the other ladies' intentions, but her advice may backfire; two women are ecstatic to receive one-on-one dates.
Jan 23 2012
One lucky bachelorette makes a 500-foot trek atop San Francisco's Bay Bridge during a date with Ben; one lady does the unthinkable and rejects Ben's request for a private date; an unexpected guest appears at the cocktail party, outraging the women.
Jan 16 2012
The 18 bachelorettes vying for Ben's affections travel to his hometown of Sonoma, Calif.; 12 ladies take part in a group date where they must participate in a community theater production; tears flow as some of the ladies demand attention from Ben.
Jan 09 2012
Ben returns to the mansion for the first big cocktail party. He explains to Chris Harrison that, as painful as his experience was last season, he has no regrets. When Ben began his journey with Ashley, he was emotionally shut down due to his grief over his father's death. Ultimately, he was able to open himself up again to love. Because of that journey, he is a different man and ready to try and find love again.
Jan 02 2012

Season 15

12 Episodes

Mar 14 2011
Mar 14 2011
Mar 07 2011
Feb 28 2011
Feb 21 2011
Feb 14 2011
Feb 07 2011
Jan 31 2011
Jan 24 2011
Jan 17 2011
Jan 10 2011
Brad Womack, who shocked "Bachelor" fans by rejecting both of his final bachelorettes in one of the most controversial finales in the series' history, returns three years later, having undergone a radical personal transformation which he feels sure has readied him to make a genuine commitment to a relationship. He begins his search for true love, choosing from among 30 beautiful bachelorettes.
Jan 03 2011

Season 14

10 Episodes

After Jake makes his final decision, he is brought back to face the girl he chose and the one he didn't.
Mar 01 2010
Week 8 14x09
Jake must choose between Tenley and Vienna in the season finale. The ladies have exotic dates with Jake and meet his family in St. Lucia. Jake's family has some serious questions for the ladies after Jake's heart. At the end, will Jake pop the question?
Mar 01 2010
15 rejected bachelorettes return to confront Jake and dish about their experiences. Also included are outtakes from the season and an update on former bachelors and bachelorettes.
Feb 22 2010
Week 7 14x07
Jake takes the three remaining ladies to St. Lucia for the fantasy overnight dates. After their date, each woman sends Jake a private video message before the rose ceremony.
Feb 15 2010
Week 6 14x06
Jake accompanies the four remaining bachelorettes to their hometowns to meet their families. Back in L.A., one of the women visits him in his hotel room to tell him something surprising. Then comes the rose ceremony, at which Jake chooses one to go home.
Feb 08 2010
Week 5 14x05
Jake and the five remaining bachelorettes take on San Francisco. Dates include visits to Chinatown, Golden Gate Park and a Napa Valley Castle. At the rose ceremony, four ladies remain.
Feb 01 2010
Week 4 14x04
Jake and the nine remaining bachelorettes take an RV trip. Dates include a three-on-one date, a two-on-one date and a big six woman date. Roses are at stake in all three dates and only five ladies are left standing at the end of the trip.
Jan 25 2010
Week 3 14x03
12 women remain and two lucky ladies get one-on-one dates with Jake. Before the rose ceremony, a bachelorette is booted from the house. At the end of the night, the field of women is down to nine.
Jan 18 2010
Week 2 14x02
The 15 remaining ladies move into their mansion. Group dates include a magazine shoot and a trip to an amusement park. One lucky lady flies with Jake to Palm Springs for a Chicago concert. At the rose ceremony, 3 women are eliminated.
Jan 11 2010
Week 1 14x01
Jake Pavelka returns to the Malibu mansion where he fell in love with former "Bachelorette" Jillian, and he finds 25 women who have traveled across the country for a chance at love with him; Jillian and Ed help choose the first 10 for elimination.
Jan 04 2010

Season 13

11 Episodes

After the events of the first After the Final Rose, Chris Harrison catches up with Jason and Molly.
Mar 03 2009
Host Chris Harrison takes a look back at the season finale with bachelor, Jason and the two finalists, Molly and Melissa. A surprise is in store for both women.
Mar 02 2009
It's down to Molly and Melissa as Jason introduces the final two women to his son, Ty, in the season finale. At stake is the chance to be Ty's stepmother and a $68,000.00 ring.
Mar 02 2009
15 bachelorettes return to talk about Jason and the two remaining finalists. Also featured are updates on past bachelors.
Feb 23 2009
Jason takes the final three bachelorettes to New Zealand for the overnight dates where the fantasy suite is an option. Later, the L-word is dropped, but one lady is sent home at elimination
Feb 16 2009
Jason takes the final four ladies to their hometowns to meet their families. At one stop, Jason must settle and meet the bachelorette's best friends instead of her publicity shy parents. At other stops, Jason learns a secret about one of the ladies and later runs into skepticism from one of the dads. At the elimination, one lady is sent home in tears.
Feb 09 2009
Jason takes the five remaining ladies home to Seattle. One lucky lady spends an evening with Jason on a houseboat. Another lady is lucky enough to take a seaplane ride with Jason. Finally, Jason takes the final three ladies on a ferry ride. At the elimination, one lady is sent home as the final four prepare to take Jason home with them.
Feb 02 2009
There are nine remaining ladies vying for Jason. The bachelorettes compete in a live singing competition for a one-on-one date. Also, there is a group date with a visit to the set of General Hospital. Finally, there is a two-on-one where one lady is sent home.
Jan 26 2009
12 ladies remain and only 10 ladies will be going on dates. There is one group date to visit the Keep-a-Breast foundation and there are two one-on-one dates. One lucky lady sees a special performance by Kate Voegele. At the elimination, the field is reduced to 9.
Jan 19 2009
There are 15 remaining ladies and they enjoy a pool party with Jason. The bachelor then escorts one lucky lady to the Walt Disney Concert Hall for a private performance by Robin Thicke. Jason has a group date above Sunset Strip where one contestant eliminates herself before the rose ceremony.
Jan 12 2009
Single dad, Jason Mesnick, is the thirteenth bachelor who will choose from 25 women in his quest to find true love. Mesnick is best known for being rejected by DeAnna Pappas in 2008's edition of The Bachelorette.
Jan 05 2009

Season 12

9 Episodes

May 12 2008
May 05 2008
Apr 28 2008
Apr 21 2008
Apr 14 2008
Apr 07 2008
Mar 31 2008
Mar 23 2008
Mar 17 2008

Season 11

10 Episodes

Nov 20 2007
Nov 19 2007
Nov 12 2007
Nov 05 2007
The four remaining ladies must now introduce Brad to their parents! After the visits, one bachelorette will be sent home.
Oct 29 2007
Six ladies remain and this week, no roses will be handed out during the dates. The one-on-one dates are to Venice, California, and a candlelit mansion. The group date is a pool party! However, Brad can only choose four to stay, meaning two must go home.
Oct 22 2007
Nine ladies remain and this week, there'll be a two-on-one date from which only one bachelorette will return! At the end, a total of three ladies will go home.
Oct 15 2007
Twelve ladies remain and dates continue! However, all of them are in for a big surprise as Brad's identical twin, Chad, comes for a visit! In the end, which nine ladies know Brad best and stay for another date?
Oct 08 2007
15 women remain and the group dates begin. Seven ladies go to the racetrack while the other eight are lucky enough to spend a day with Brad in Malibu! But in the end, three bachelorettes must go home.
Oct 01 2007
Brad Womack meets the 25 bachelorettes for the first time, but must lower the number to 15 by the end of the night.
Sep 24 2007

Season 10

9 Episodes

"After the Final Rose" - Andy appears with his fiancee and faces some of the bachelorettes he did not choose; the couple's plans for the future.
May 22 2007
The final two bachelorettes get the chance to meet Andy's family. Andy makes the decision of a life time as he proposes to one lucky lady.
May 28 2007
Andy wisks the final three bachelorettes to Hawaii for romantic overnight dates. At the end of the week, Andy must send one women home broken hearted.
May 14 2007
It's time to meet the folks as Andy travels to the hometowns of the remaining four Bachelorettes. One woman is sent packing.
May 07 2007
Andy and his final six help rebuild a school's kindergarten playground. Two women get romantic one-on-one dates. At the rose ceremony, only four ladies will remain.
Apr 30 2007
Andy takes the remaining nine women to Lake Tahoe for skiing and casino gambling. Armed with only six roses, three Bachelorettes are sent home.
Apr 23 2007
A Bachelorette is injured during a physical Bachelor boot camp, but also receives personal medical attention from Andy. Dates take the women to a mud spa, car racing and dinner on a Naval aircraft carrier. Its the end of the road for three women as The Bachelor: Officer and a Gentleman continues.
Apr 16 2007
Fifteen women remain - and the group dates begin! Who will Andy spend one-on-one time with, and which women will receive roses and a chance to win his heart?
Apr 09 2007
Andy meets the 25 bachelorettes for the first time but can only choose 15 to continue on.
Apr 02 2007

Season 9

8 Episodes

Lorenzo takes the last two women to meet his family. Lorenzo chooses his final bachelorette.
Nov 27 2006
The rejected women of The Bachelor: Rome come together for a reunion special and dish about season highlights.
Nov 20 2006
Lorenzo takes the final three bachelorettes on romantic overnight dates, but then must narrow the field down to two.
Nov 13 2006
With a few surprises in store, the four remaining ladies take Lorenzo to their hometowns to meet their families and close friends. Three women continue.
Oct 30 2006
A bachelorette returns to give the remaining women a "truth exercise" deciding the next round of dates. Lorenzo takes one woman to see the sites in a fairy tale carriage ride, one gets a private plane ride with Lorenzo at the helm and the rest of the women race chariots in ancient Rome style. In the end, Lorenzo must send two women home rose-less.
Oct 23 2006
Lorenzo takes one women to a romantic date at the opera, six to a sleep over pool party in a Tuscan castle and two back to his place for an intimate date over pizza. With nine women left, only six will be asked to stay.
Oct 16 2006
Lorenzo takes some of the women to the Mediterranean sea for a beach party, some through the city of Rome to see the sites and one gets the first individual date in Borghese Park. Nine bachelorettes move on to the next round.
Oct 09 2006
"The Bachelor: Rome," the ninth season, begins an all new adventure as Prince Lorenzo Borghese meets the 25 women who will compete for his affections.
Oct 02 2006

Season 8

8 Episodes

Feb 27 2006
Feb 20 2006
Feb 13 2006
Feb 06 2006
Jan 30 2006
Jan 23 2006
Jan 16 2006
Jan 09 2006

Season 7

9 Episodes

THE BACHELOR FINALE & THE BACHELOR: FINAL ROSE LIVE – MONDAY, MAY 16 (8:00-11:00 p.m., ET) -- In the gripping conclusion to this season's "Bachelor"; Charlie brings the final two women home to meet his parents. However, Chris Harrison has one final surprise for the remaining two ladies when he reveals that Charlie will continue to date BOTH of them until he is ready to make his decision LIVE on national television. But first, before returning to their lives back home, each girl is given a last-chance date with Charlie at his New York apartment. Then, during the season's finale, Charlie will reveal his decision LIVE on national television. Whom will he send home broken-hearted? How will she react to the news? Who will ultimately win his heart? Will he propose? All of these questions will finally be answered – LIVE – and in front of a studio audience.
May 16 2005
THE BACHELOR FINALE & THE BACHELOR: FINAL ROSE LIVE – MONDAY, MAY 16 (8:00-11:00 p.m., ET) -- In the gripping conclusion to this season's "Bachelor"; Charlie brings the final two women home to meet his parents. However, Chris Harrison has one final surprise for the remaining two ladies when he reveals that Charlie will continue to date BOTH of them until he is ready to make his decision LIVE on national television. But first, before returning to their lives back home, each girl is given a last-chance date with Charlie at his New York apartment. Then, during the season's finale, Charlie will reveal his decision LIVE on national television. Whom will he send home broken-hearted? How will she react to the news? Who will ultimately win his heart? Will he propose? All of these questions will finally be answered – LIVE – and in front of a studio audience.
May 16 2005
Several of this season's most memorable rejected women return to confront each other and dish the dirt on national television. Emotions run to a fever pitch between these feisty women with exciting, never-before-seen clips. The final two ladies who are still competing for Charlie's heart also have messages for the women who were rejected. ----------------------------- A reluctant Charlie faces the fury of the most memorable rejected women who spent this season of "The Bachelor" catfighting with one another in an effort to capture his heart: Sarah W., Kimberley, Jenny, Kerry, Kara, Megan, Carrie, Danushka and Geitan will confront each other one last time and dish the dirt on national television.
May 09 2005
"Episode 706" - In another outrageous "Bachelor" "first," all three remaining women - Krisily, Sarah B. and Sarah W. -- arrive in Aruba, completely unaware that the others are there -- simultaneously -- for their exotic overnight dates with Charlie. Shocked to see each other when they pull up to the hotel, Chris Harrison explains that, not only will all the dates take place in Aruba, but so will the rose ceremony, which will decide the final two women. The claws come out as the ladies battle to stay in Charlie's heart. Will Sarah W. fan the flame that was reignited during her hometown visit? Will it make any difference to Charlie that Sarah B. refuses his invitation to stay overnight in his room or that Krisily makes a point of telling him that intimacy is a key factor in a relationship? It's a wild, romantic ride with each of the bachelorettes until Charlie must make a heart-wrenching decision to eliminate one of the women, on "The Bachelor," MONDAY, MAY 2 (9:00-10:00 p.m., ET), on th
May 02 2005
"Episode 705" - The stakes get higher as Charlie gets a sneak peek at what life would be like with each of the final four women - Sarah W., Kimberley, Sarah B. and Krisily - when he visits their parents and hometowns. Sarah W. has to work extra hard to regain Charlie's trust when her back-biting lies about Sarah B. surface at the wrong moment. Kimberley's date with Charlie is crashed by her ex-boyfriend and by Jenny -- another Edmonton bachelorette, rejected a few weeks ago -- who both want to confront the couple. On Charlie's trip to visit Sarah B., he's challenged by her sister about his kissing the other women - and, surprisingly, he hasn't kissed Sarah yet. Finally, when Charlie travels to meet Krisily's family, he must "woo" her "Nana" if he wants to capture the bachelorette's heart, on "The Bachelor," MONDAY, APRIL 25 (9:00-10:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network. Charlie and Sarah B. meet up in McKinney, Texas, at the hospital where she works. Back at Sarah's house, her s
Apr 25 2005
"Episode 704" - It's crunch time for Charlie, as he needs to eliminate two women before going on the hometown dates - and it's tears and fears for the ladies. Charlie begins with a horseback riding date with Sarah B., who is excited to have some one-on-one time with him but scared to be on a horse, having been bucked off before. A fencing competition between women to decide on another individual date ends in tears for Krisily, who claims she is claustrophobic and wearing the fencing mask is making her hysterical. The house rocks with drama as the rivalry between Sarah W. and Krisily escalates when they unleash their true feelings of hatred for one another at a spa. Neither woman can stand to be in the other's company, and they only do so because they have feelings for Charlie. And an ambush rose ceremony puts an exciting exclamation mark to Charlie's decision, as he must decide which four women will take him home to meet their parents, on "The Bachelor," MONDAY, APRIL 18 (9:00-10:00 p.
Apr 18 2005
"Episode 703" -- Kimberley chooses an extremely seductive outfit to wear on her one-on-one date with Charlie, but she receives a "dressing down" from some of the women, as they tell her -- quite frankly-- that it's extremely inappropriate. Charlie takes her to an art gallery and, in a sweet surprise, shows off some of his own childhood artwork. Then he decides to take her back to his bachelor pad to spend more time with her. Meanwhile, the women back at the house decide not to be outdone by their scantily clad roommate, Kimberley, and parade around in their sexiest outfits in a mock "tribute" to her sexy sense of fashion. When the hour starts to get late and Kimberley hasn't returned from her date, the speculation among the women runs rampant - and they call Charlie's place to get the lowdown. Did Kimberley get a rose? Will she spend the night with Charlie? Tune in and find out, on "The Bachelor," MONDAY, APRIL 11 (9:00-10:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network. The next day Charl
Apr 11 2005
"Episode 702" -- Two lucky women are chosen as the most compatible with Charlie for the very first individual dates with him. But the ladies soon find out that, on this edition of "The Bachelor," these new type of one-on-one dates carry much higher stakes: Charlie will have the option of offering a rose during the date, but if he decides not to give the woman a rose, she will have to leave immediately, not even returning to the house, on "The Bachelor," MONDAY, APRIL 4 (9:00-10:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network. On Charlie's first individual dates, one woman is treated to dinner at the Savannah Steakhouse and the other goes on a romantic water taxi ride to the Brooklyn Brewery. The women pull out all the stops -- one of the girls believes Charlie prefers blondes and takes drastic measures, bleaching her dark hair blonde in an effort to make a lasting impression on him. Then, in the largest group date ever, Charlie will face the challenge of ten beautiful bikini-clad women all
Apr 04 2005
SEASON PREMIERE THERE ARE NO RULES WHEN CHARLIE O'CONNELL STEPS OUT IN MANHATTAN AS "THE BACHELOR," AS THE SEVENTH EDITION OF ABC'S POPULAR ROMANCE REALITY SERIES GETS UNDERWAY WITH A TWO-HOUR PREMIERE, MONDAY, MARCH 28 Less Formal Rose Ceremonies and More Real and Spontaneous Reality Makes New "Bachelor" an Exciting Ride The First Single Mom in "Bachelor" History Is Just One of 25 Feisty, Competitive Women Trying to Capture Charlie's Heart It's "The Bachelor" unplugged, without rules: roses handed out randomly, a rapid dating session where five women are immediately eliminated, the once coveted individual dates with higher stakes than ever - get a rose or go home! Rose ceremonies will never be the same, as the women speak their minds in a free for all discussion. All three exotic overnight dates take place in one location, with the first ever "on-the-road" rose ceremony occurring right there. It'll be a season of constant surprises and unlike any other. Anything can happen, as the qui
Mar 28 2005

Season 6

10 Episodes

THE BACHELOR: "AFTER THE FINAL ROSE" - Byron appears for the first time in public with the woman who captured his heart. He'll also face the woman whom he left heartbroken. ABC Press Release: ABC Television Network PRESS RELEASE - ENTERTAINMENT - THE BACHELOR: AFTER THE FINAL ROSE BYRON AND HIS CHOSEN LADY MAKE THEIR FIRST PUBLIC APPEARANCE, LIVE, ON ABC'S "THE BACHELOR: AFTER THE FINAL ROSE," WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 24 Live Special Follows the Gripping Two-Hour Finale of "The Bachelor," as Byron Offers His Final Rose to Either Mary or Tanya and Delivers the Most Heart-Felt Proposal Ever "The Bachelor: After the Final Rose" - Byron appears for the first time in public with the woman who captured his heart. But he will also have to face the woman he left brokenhearted - live -- on "The Bachelor: After the Final Rose," WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 24 (10:02-11:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network. Preceding the live special, "The Bachelor: After the Final Rose," is the two-hour season final
Nov 24 2004
ABC Press Release: "EPISODE 608" - Byron introduces the final two women to his parents. However, when he goes to meet the ladies' folks, one woman's parents might not show up. Then Byron takes each of the women to his home on Lake Mead for one final date. Whom will he chose, and will he propose? ABC Press Release 2: "Episode 608" - Byron must make one of the most difficult decisions of his life. For the first time on "The Bachelor," the parents of the prospective brides and groom visit the bachelor pad and meet each other. Will Byron's parents influence his decision? Shaking things up further, both women travel to Nevada to meet Byron's dearest friends, followed by one last intimate date together. Finally, in this gripping two-hour conclusion, Byron puts his heart on the line, offers his final rose and delivers the most heart-felt proposal ever, on the season finale of "The Bachelor," WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 24 (8:00-10:02 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network. Mary's reluctance to have
Nov 24 2004
THE BACHELOR: "THE WOMEN TELL ALL" - Byron is in the hot seat when he faces 25 women he rejected on the show. See what they have to say to the man who dumped them on national television. And Chris Harrison has a surprise for all the still-single bachelorettes. ABC Press Release: Tears flow and the claws come out on "The Bachelor: The Women Tell All," WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 17 (9:01-10:02 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network. The drama keeps unfolding as Byron faces a still very emotionally distraught Cindy, the women attack Krysta's love for the spotlight and her catty ways, Jayne tries to justify her outlandish behavior, and rejected Bachelor Jay Overbye returns for a surprise visit. Byron is definitely on the hot-seat when the 25 women he rejected on national television confront him. In a never-before-seen interview with Cindy - taped just days after she did not receive a rose - the slighted Bachelorette has a meltdown over what she sees as Byron's missed opportunity in not select
Nov 17 2004
ABC Press Release: "EPISODE 607" - Byron has narrowed the field to the final three women (Cynthia, Mary, and Tanya), and they each take him home to give him a look at their varied single lifestyles and to meet their friends. And for the first time ever, the Bachelor will meet an ex-boyfriend of one of the women. But this is high stakes time, and the women really put the pressure on Byron to be "the one."
Nov 10 2004
ABC Press Release: "Episode 606" - It's a romantic whirlwind for Mary, Tanya, Cheresse and Cindy, as Byron takes each one away for a romantic overnight date - and for the first time, the women hold the power of the Fantasy Suite Card. One woman decides not to use it -- but why? -- and who will it be? First, Byron and Mary jump into extreme sports date in Whistler, British Columbia, Canada ending in a rustic picnic complete with champagne, followed by a fairytale dinner at the Fairmont hateau Whistler. Mary, sure of her feelings for Byron, makes it emphatically clear that she doesn't want to share Byron with the other women. In Vancouver, Lava Records' up-and-coming pop artist Cherie entertains Byron and Tanya at a sunset rooftop dinner at The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, after zipping around town on Segway Human Transporters. Next, Byron whisks Cheresse away for a dreamy day of sailing and cuddling under San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge to a romantic candlelit dinner at the near
Nov 03 2004
ABC Press Release: "Episode 605" - Three very different and romantic "white rose dates" leave Byron torn between the remaining ladies. On a passionate picnic atop a Malibu cliff, Cindy falls even further for Byron. But Jayne's feelings also intensify when she and the bachelor rendezvous for a second time, heading off into the sunset on horseback and arriving for a romantic dinner on a country mountainside. On the third date, Byron and Mary share a sweet bond - James Bond - as Byron whisks her off on a 007 adventure to the classy and romantic Hotel Casa Del Mar for dinner, followed by a sexy dip in a candlelit hot tub. Meanwhile, back at the house, panic ensues when Jayne walks in on the ladies holding a trash-talk session about her! Distraught, Jayne, in a jealous fit, nearly has a breakdown and runs off to find the only person she thinks can comfort her - while the women frantically try to find Jayne before she does something she might regret. After Byron narrows the field from six to
Oct 27 2004
Preview from abc.com: The dating heats up, as Byron tries to determine which women are truly attracted to him. Then, eight women, six roses — who will stay, and who will go? ABC Press Release: "Episode 604" - Romance is in the air - and under the sea - as Byron gets closer to two more lucky ladies on coveted 'white rose' dates. In the first, Byron and Tanya get drenched as they propel a water car into Newport Beach Harbor. Later they share some intimate moments as they dine by candlelight at the presidential suite at the Balboa Bay Club. In a second romantic getaway, Byron and Elizabeth are whisked away on a helicopter to the Aquarium of the Pacific, where they are joined by some under-the-sea creatures for a dinner below the surface. The stakes are getting higher as Byron finds himself falling for more than one lady, and all the ladies all falling for Byron. With good intentions, Byron surprises the ladies with a pajama party, but it hits too close to home for one unhappy woman who is
Oct 20 2004
During a surprise 'mystery date,' Byron discovers that two more women are throwing their hats into the ring for his affections, as two of The Bachelor's past "All-Stars" return for a second chance at love. Meanwhile back at the house, the women are shocked - and many are furious - to discover that they now have added competition. Then, once again, he'll select three women for his dramatic "Last Chance Talks." Who will get the roses? Do either of the "All-Stars" have a chance at winning his heart?
Oct 06 2004
Preview from abc.com: The surprises keep on coming as the women discover that Byron and his beloved dog, Sabrina, are moving into the Ladies' Villa. In addition, Byron initiates a new kind of date — the "White Rose Date" — in which he decides which of the women he'll take on his coveted first one-on-one dates. And in another Bachelor first, Byron exercises his option to select three women for "Last Chance Talks" before the rose ceremony, at which he must narrow the field from 15 to 10.
Sep 29 2004
With the new season comes a series of "firsts". We find out that there will be not one but TWO bachelors, and that the ladies get to pick which one they want to stay. We are introduced to Byron and Jay. They get to meet and get to know a little bit more about each other when videos are shown about both of them. The women arrive and go chill out together, all the while being spied on by the bachelors who are watching them on a TV. Then Chris Harrison tells them he's bringing out the Bachelor, right now! Out walks Jay and then to everyone's surprise, Byron comes out! Chris then explains the new concept to the women and then sets the bachelors loose on the women. Everyone mingles, some women already know who they like while others are torn between the two guys. Later everyone goes to get ready for the first women's rose ceremony. The women who know what man they want try to get others who aren't sure yet to vote for their man. The undecided girls are torn and some say they probably
Sep 22 2004

Season 5

9 Episodes

In this final episode, Jesse will be heading to his hometown of Indianapolis, IN for a week to spend time with his family so they can help in making this final decision. Jesse goes on a date with each of the final women. Dinner with Jessica: Jenny and her husband, Nick, join Jesse and Jessica on their date. Jessica confides to Jenny that she is falling in love. After dinner Jessica goes to meet Jesse's family. Jesse's dad seems to think Jessica is too young for him while his mother thinks she is very mature and is right for Jesse. Visit to the Zoo with Tara: Jenny and Nick also accompany Jesse and Tara on their date. After Jenny has spent some time talking to Tara she reveals to Jesse that she believes Jessica is the right one for him. This is the 1st time Jenny hasn't chosen Tara, which is surprising to Jesse. After the date Tara also gets to meet Jesse's family. Once again Jesse's parents have different views, this time his dad immediately likes her and thinks she has a wonderful per
May 19 2004
Preview from tvrules.net: Jesse appears for the first time in public with the woman who captured his heart, and he'll also face the final women he left heartbroken, including Trish. Find out if she will make one last play for him or finally accept defeat?
May 26 2004
In this episode Jesse spends a fantasy overnight date with each of the remaining three women. 1st Fantasy Date is in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada with Tara: During this date Jesse and Tara enjoy a carriage ride through the city, ice skating, champagne in an ice castle, a romantic candle-lit dinner, and finally a night alone in their bedroom where the cameras do not follow. 2nd Fantasy Date is in Adros, Bahamas with Jessica B.: During this date Jesse and Jessica enjoy a day at the beach filled with fun in the sun and in the water. Later that night they have a romantic oceanside dinner followed by a night spent in a rose petal filled room where Jesse admits he only thought of Jessica. 3rd Fantasy Date is in Washington, D.C. with Mandy J.: During this date Jesse meets Mandy at the Washington Monument. When he finds her they walk to the Presidential Yacht where they enjoy a ride on the river, but Mandy doesn't seem to be able to express herself to Jesse which is turning him away from her. M
May 12 2004
Preview from abc.com: It's a reunion, as all of the women except the final three are back to dish about Jesse, each other, and what really went on in the house.
May 12 2004
May 05 2004
In this episode Jenny, the former spy, returns to the Ladies Villa. She reveals herself to the six remaining girls and apologizes. Chris tells the girls that there will be 3 one-on-one dates and one group date and Jenny will choose who goes on which dates. Trish becomes very nervous as Jenny knows what she's really like. 1st One-on-one Date is a Football Field Picnic with Jessica B: They share a long passionate kiss on their date at the Rose Bowl. 2nd One-on-one Date is a cruise and dinner with Mandy J: They share a kiss at sunset on their cruise to Newport Beach then later get into a hot tub. Group Date is an Indian Picnic and an Elephant Ride with Karen, Trish, and Suzie: Trish tries to explain herself to Jesse by pulling him aside on this date, which seems to work as Jesse kisses her not once but twice while alone. He continues to have alone time with Karen and Suzie where he kisses the both of them and Trish once more before the evening ends. 3rd One-on-one Date is Tara's Favor
Apr 28 2004
Jesse and the women take compatibility tests to see who will go on one-on-one dates, a two-on-one date, and a six-on-one date. Solo Date: Dinner and a Movie with Suzie Suzie was chosen because her and Jesse were the closest match from the Compatability Test. They share a kiss during their date. Two-On-One Date: Pub and Massage with Mandy J. and Trish Jesse kisses both women on their alone times. 2nd Solo Date: Dinner and Dancing with Tara They share a kiss during their date. Final Date (Six-On-One Date): Habitat for Humanity Build with Katie, Julie, Karen, Jessica B., Jenny S., and Jesse During this date the women and Jesse help build a house. Roses went to: * Mandy J. * Suzie * Tara * Jessica B. * Karen * Trish (TVj03)
Apr 21 2004
It's Dating time! The 1st date is a group date sledding and tubing in Lake Tahoe and Jesse goes with Tara, Mandy J., Katie, Celeste, Julie, Karen, and Jessica B. The 2nd date is a solo date to dinner and an opera with Trish. Trish was chosen for Jesse because she got the 1st Impression Rose. The 3rd date is another group date to play football and go to dinner. Jesse goes with Amber, Jenny S., Kristi, Suzie, Jesse, Anne-Catherine, Mandy, and Jean. The spy is revealed to be Jenny S. and she warns Jesse about Trish. Her pick so far for him is Tara. Kristen tells Jesse she doesn't believe they are good for each other and tells him not to pick her in the rose ceremony. Jesse thanks her and tells her she was going to receive one that night. Roses went to: * Katie * Tara * Jessica B. * Trish * Mandy J. * Jenny S. * Karen * Suzie * Jesse * Julie (TVj03)
Apr 14 2004
Jesse Palmer looks for his Mrs. Right in the two hour season premiere.... 1st we get a sneak peak at the upcoming season which promises to be full of catty women who will stop at nothing to win Jesse's heart. We see the upcoming events that include some fights, tons of gossip, and more. There even is a potential stalker who wants revenge when she is eliminated. Then it's on to the women who are packing to leave. This also includes the new twist this season which is The Spy. This woman is Jesse's best friend's wife who is like a sister to him. She will be watching and analyzing all the bachelorettes and then report back to Jesse. She's extremely nervous before she leaves that she won't be able to convince the other 24 women that she's just like them. Next Jesse arrives to meet Chris and see his new Bachelor pad. They talk for a few minutes and then the women arrive! Another twist is revealed when Chris gives Jesse a 1st impression rose to give to the woman who made the best 1st
Apr 07 2004

Season 4

10 Episodes

Nov 19 2003
Nov 12 2003
Nov 20 2003
Nov 05 2003
ABC Press Release: Episode 406: Bob's relationships with the final four women get more serious as he travels to their very different hometowns to meet their family and friends. Bob goes on a trip to meet Mary's Cuban parents who don't speak English, he visits with the five women in Kelly Jo's family. Bob then goes on a trip to Meredith's hometown, during which he tries to help her find closure in the wake of her grandmother's death, then Bob spends an evening with Estella and her mother in Beverly Hills. In the end, Bob finds himself with four women whom he cares about deeply, but only three roses, on "The Bachelor," WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 29. The four remaining ladies are: Mary, 35, Sales Manager, Tampa, FL Estella, 27, Mortgage Broker, Beverly Hills, CA Kelly Jo, 24, Marketing Analyst, Chicago, IL Meredith, 29, Model/ Make-up Artist, West Hollywood, CA
Oct 29 2003
Oct 22 2003
Oct 15 2003
Oct 08 2003
Oct 01 2003
With the addition of many new elements to the show including a surprise appearance by the Bachelor's mother at the first rose ceremony and an unexpected "in the field" rose ceremony during one of the dates that sends one woman home on the spot. The Bachelor returns for a fourth season! The charming and lovable Bob Guiney, who won the hearts of people across the country when he appeared as a suitor to Trista Rehn on The Bachelorette, is the new Bachelor.
Sep 24 2003

Season 3

9 Episodes

May 21 2003
May 18 2003
May 14 2003
May 07 2003
Apr 30 2003
A compatibility test selects Andrews three one on one dates while the remaining three women play tennis on a group date. Then Andrew must choose four women proceed to the next round.
Apr 23 2003
Apr 16 2003
The fifteen remaining bachelorettes move into "The Ladies Villa" together as Andrew gets to know them better during three group dates. Each group date will include five women where they will have to fight for alone time with Andrew. Then, five ladies are sent home as Andrew continues his journey with the remaining ten.
Apr 09 2003
Andrew will meet the 25 women ving for his affections and choose his 15 to continue with on this eight week journey.
Apr 02 2003

Season 2

11 Episodes

This week we will be introduced to the new Bachelor, Andrew Firestone. We also meet his family, three of the bachelor runner-ups and the 25 bachelorettes for this new and exciting season of The Bachelor. Andrew Firestone, the great-grandson of tire entrepreneur Harvey Firestone, has been picked to be the new Bachelor. A real millionaire, Firestone's addition to "The Bachelor" franchise takes the show to a whole new level. The son of pioneering vintner Brooks Firestone, founder of Firestone Vineyard, one of California's successful winery and brewery enterprises, and of former British Royal Ballet soloist Catherine Boulton, Firestone hopes to meet a woman who shares his desire for a serious, long-term relationship — and even possibly marriage. Read more about Andrew here! Firestone will get to know these twenty-five women via a series of social gatherings and exotic, romantic dates — in groups of five with some, and individually with others. He will introduce some of the women to his cl
Mar 26 2003
"The Bachelor: Where Are they Now?" brings back the "Bachelor" and "Bachelorette" stars: Christi, Shannon, Heather Texas, Brooke and Gwen from season 2, Bob and Jamie from the Bachelorette, Shannon from season 1 and others. Also, Trista and Ryan go shopping for a wedding dress, and Shannon (season one) meets her new boyfriend's parents. We are also promised a proposal, but we'll have to wait and see.
Mar 19 2003
Nearly 26 million Americans watched as Aaron Buerge proposed marriage to Helene Eksterowicz last November. Now, amidst rumors of a break-up, Aaron and Helene sit down to discuss their relationship. While Aaron has chosen to publicly air his version of events, Helene elected to keep her experience private … until now. In an interview with Chris Harrison, she breaks her silence for the first time to tell the true story of a relationship built with the whole world watching. Viewers will also hear the future plans of The Bachelorette, Trista Rehn, and her chosen man, and see how dramatically life has changed in the brief time they've been a "public" couple. Is the Bachelorette now the fiancée? Has a date been set? Are they certain theirs is the love that will last a lifetime? The couple joins Chris Harrison for a very candid interview. This episode started with an interview of Helene alone after she had express a need to talk seperately from Aaron. She explains why, in her words, the rela
Feb 20 2003
Aaron's quest for love comes to an end, but who will he choose? Brooke and Helene vie for his heart, but only one will get the ring. Tune in to find out who the lucky gal is!
Nov 20 2002
The women who didn't receive roses from Aaron reunite to dish and give their predictions on which of the two women (Brooke or Helene) he's likely to choose on The Bachelor: The Women Tell All. And in a surprising twist, Aaron shows up to the take the heat! The special features previously unseen footage and behind the scenes material from the series. (Brooke and Helene are not included in this special).
Nov 13 2002
Relationships are intensifying as Aaron and Brooke take a dreamy trip to the island of Kauai; then Aaron and Gwen tour romantic San Francisco and finally, Aaron and Helene have a cozy time in Aspen.
Nov 06 2002
As the four ladies prepare to take Aaron home to meet their families, they must also say goodbye to each other and move out of the Ladies' Villa. Meanwhile, even as relationships are growing stonger, Aaron must present roses to only the three women he would like to continue dating. The ladies are greeted by Chris, who gives them a chance to say goodbye to each other and the Ladie's Villa, as they are moving out. The individual dates will begin with Aaron flying to each ladies' hometown to meet their parents. First Trip: Buffalo to meet Gwen Aaron meets Gwen, and they drive through Buffalo on the way to meet her parents Marie and Phil, her sister Mary Beth, and her friend Louise. When they sit down, Marie takes out a list of twenty questions, all of which Aaron answers quite deftly. Phil says he can see walking down the aisle to give Gwen away to Aaron. After lunch, Aaron and Gwen head to Niagra Falls for a romantic interlude. Gwen confesses to the camera that she feels much more connec
Oct 30 2002
The ladies sit down with Chris and are told that a personality they took during the application process for the show was actually a compatibility test, to see who is most compatible with Aaron. The three women who are the most compatible will get individual dates with Aaron, and the other three will share him on a group date. First Individual Date: Heather Spa Evening in Santa Barbara The other ladies are surprised when Heather gets the first date box, as they don't see Aaron and Heather together. Aaron expects that she will be very forward and try to kiss him, based on what she said in the previous night's video diary. They take a helicopter up to Santa Barbara, and Heather is smitten by Aaron — she says that she finally knows what love means. As they get massages, Heather says she is feeling an incredible attraction between them, and she can see Aaron as the man in her life. Meanwhile, Aaron describes the date as "just fun." They take a hot tub and then go swimming together, where
Oct 23 2002
Aaron's close friends, Ryan and Melissa (siblings), move into the guest house at the Ladies' Villa to learn more about the ten women that Aaron is dating. Their observations and interactions will help him determine the women with whom he is most compatible. Some will be lucky enough to have one-on-one dates with Aaron, but others will not — which naturally sparks some jealousy in the Ladies' Villa. Aaron's friends Melissa and Ryan (siblings to each other) arrive at the Ladies' Villa, and move in for a few days, to get the inside scoop on the ladies. They immediately give a quiz to the women, with two one-on-one dates at stake. First One-on-One Date: Helene Shopping at Nicole Miller, and a private show at the Hollywood Bowl Melissa and Ryan choose Helene for Aaron's first one-on-one date, because they see her as a challenge to Aaron — something they think he needs. Aaron and Helene head to the Nicole Miller store, where Helene tries on several articles of clothing. They then head to a
Oct 16 2002
Host Chris Harrison introduces the 15 remaining women to their 'Ladies' Villa,' the fabulous Malibu mansion where they will live as they prepare for their upcoming group dates. After that, Aaron must present roses to the ten women whom he'd like to continue dating Episode 2 begins with Chris telling the Bachelorettes they need to be packed before each Rose Ceremony. He then directs them to the first date package. First Group Date: Del Mar Race Track Dana, Frances, Gwen, Heather, Helene The group takes a private train to the race track. On the way, Aaron grabs some one-on-one time with Helene, but Gwen keeps a close eye on them. Aaron steps away to call Angela back at the Ladies' Villa and wish her a happy birthday. At the racetrack, the Bachelorettes all place their bets, the winner receiving a surprise. At the Villa, the ladies are all enjoying some pool-side R&R, and Heather from Texas is spraying all of the others with her hairspray in lieu of suntan lotion. Gwen wins the racetrac
Oct 09 2002
In the season premiere, we get to meet Aaron again, and learn what motivated him to take his quest for love on to television. As Aaron puts it, "the timing couldn't be better." Aaron claims he is a full 180-degrees from Alex, the first Bachelor, and will not be misleading like Alex was. Aaron admits he would have liked to have seen a proposal from Alex, and when Chris asks him, Aaron says several weeks from now, he could see himself popping the question. Aaron is then introduced to each of the 25 Bachelorettes, as he welcomes them to the first night party. As Alex makes the rounds, Erin points out that Liangy and some of the other girls have really isolated themselves from the group. Liangy reveals that the rumor circulating through the party is that Gwen is someone Aaron already has his eye on. When pressed, Aaron admits he thinks true love may have already struck. Before entering his deliberation, Aaron plays the piano for all of his dates. As he deliberates, Aaron reveals he has a g
Oct 02 2002

Season 1

9 Episodes

In the premiere episode, we see the final stages of the casting process as the quest to find the next Bachelor draws to a close. We are introduced to the final five possible bachelors: Mark, Jason, Robert, Aaron and John. We are then introduced to the twenty-five Bachelorettes who will be vying for the Bachelor's attention, and brought up to date on Trista, who will be on her own quest for love as The Bachelorette this January. In an exclusive interview with Alex and Amanda, we learn that they are still together, even though Amanda is still in Kansas City, and Alex is in Los Angeles. Amanda and Alex also debunk the rumors Alex is gay once and for all. Amanda advises the next Bachelor not to make out with every girl he dates, and Alex advises him to not think too much. Alex also discussed how the hardest part of the show was having to breaku with all of the women each week. This interview marks the last time Alex and Amanda are doing a public interview about their relationship. At the e
Sep 25 2002
"If you think you've seen 'The Bachelor', think again! Alex Michel, will be your guide revealing what he was really thinking, and sharing secrets from behind-the-scenes." Alex Michel is interviewed by Leanza Cornett about what he was really thinking during the taping of the show, how he felt about the bachelorettes and the whole experience of "The Bachelor". This special includes all six episodes and "The Bachelor: The Women Tell All" special.
Aug 11 2002
In Dallas, Texas, Alex explains how he feels good about the final two women he's dating — but can't wait to find out what his family thinks of Amanda and Trista. Alex first brings Trista home to meet his folks. Alex admits that his family is a tough group, and that his mother thinks it is too short of a time period to get to know someone. Trista and Alex arrive, and they sit down in the living room for everyone to get to know each other. Alex's sister gets the ball rolling by asking Trista why she thinks they're compatible; Trista explains that she was impressed by his love of family, his love of travel, his attention to education, his innate athleticism, and his kindness and strength in uncomfortable situations. When asked by Alex's mother what she's learned about herself, Trista admits that she's difficult to open up to people, and when Alex's father asks if she is competitive and just wants to win, regardless of the consequences, Trista explains that she wouldn't have let it go this
Apr 25 2002
A "reunion" special, of sorts, 'The Bachelor: Women Tell All' brings back the 23 women Alex rejected to "dish" about the experience, the other women, and the Bachelor. This special episode will reveal new footage, never before viewed behind-the-scenes clips, and one-on-one interviews between our favorite Bachelorettes and host, Chris Harrison.
Apr 25 2002
We open in Malibu, where Alex is looking forward to the overnight dates and the opportunity to spend some real time with each of the remaining bachelorettes, but is worried about the upcoming Rose Ceremony. First Dream Date: Amanda in New York City Amanda is thrilled to have the chance to get closer to Alex, and this is her first time going to New York City. While taking a double-decker bus tour through the city, Alex asks some questions to Amanda — including asking her about her breasts. Amanda takes the question in stride, and admits that when she was a child, she was obsessed with Dolly Parton, and that she had an augmentation. Alex was thrilled with Amanda's honest, straight-forward, and friendly demeanor. After a romantic ice-skating session, they go on a chilly-but-romantic horse carriage ride through Central Park, in which Alex sings a little They Might Be Giants as they discuss the pleasures of dressing-up and role playing — specifically, dressing Alex up in some Chaps! On the
Apr 22 2002
The remaining four Bachelorettes all get a chance to say goodbye, as they vacate the Ladies' Villa to return to their hometowns and introduce Alex to their families and friends. First Trip: Kim Knowing he hasn't spent very much one-on-one time with Kim, Alex arrives in Phoenix, Arizona and makes a point of getting some private time with her … and the two go speed boating on a lake! They had a great time, and even managed to sneak in a kiss or three. Afterwards, it was on to Kim's parent's house to meet the family. Alex got to spend time with Kim's mom, dad, two sisters, brother-in-law, niece and nephew. It was important to Kim to see if Alex connected well with kids, which he seemed to — up until he accidentally made her nephew cry by playing with him a little too rough. The rest of the visit was pleasant, as Alex seemed to connect well with his date's family. Second Trip: Trista An excited and energetic Alex arrives in St. Louis, Missouri to spend some quality time with Trista and me
Apr 15 2002
We meet Alex's friends Stephanie and Sam, who move into the guest house at the Ladies' Villa. Stephanie and Sam have created a compatibility test to give the remaining eight ladies, with a very special prize: the three women whose answers are the most compatible with Alex's will get private one-on-one dates with Alex. The other five women will share Alex in one group date. First Date: Amanda Amanda won the first date, and the sparks were very clearly flying. In the limousine on the way to their Sushi & Massage date, Alex and Amanda just couldn't deny their mutual attraction, and ended up making out. During dinner, Amanda and Alex again kiss passionately, but are interrupted by a shocked and bewildered waitress. Later, they both change into Kimonos, and Alex gives Amanda a sensual massage. Alex makes a point, though, of not going to far with Amanda sexually, as he is aware that living for the moment may cause him to miss an entire future. The next morning, Amanda reveals that they were
Apr 08 2002
First Date: Angelique, LaNease, Shannon, Kathryn, Christina Alex's first date was to Las Vegas for a night of gaming and pleasure. While playing billiards in the penthouse suite at the Venetian hotel, Angelique made a power move and asked to see Alex in private. When the other four ladies realized that Angelique was out-smarting them, they crashed the party. During dinner, Alex asked Shannon if she would go for a walk with him — in front of his other shocked dates. During their walk, Alex told Shannon he felt a connection with her. Alex and his dates then went and played Blackjack in the casino; the date with the most money after twenty minutes would get a private gondola trip down the Venetian canal with Alex. LaNease won, and as they got in the gondola, the gondolier told them that it was tradition to have a kiss under each bridge they passed under. Alex and LaNease maintained the tradition, sharing several intimate kisses. Second Date: Angela, Amy, Melissa, Amanda, Trista The next d
Apr 01 2002
In the premiere episode, we meet the Bachelor, Alex, and learn about his past. Alex then hosts a cocktail party and is introduced to the women for the first time. By the end of the evening, he faces the daunting task of selecting 15 whom he would like to know better, and presents each one with a single red rose. But at this point and at every point thereafter, the women can either accept or decline the Bachelor's invitation to continue on the journey. After much deliberation, Alex offered a rose to Kim, Cathy, Trista, Amy, Alexa, LaNease, Tina, Angelique, Rhonda, Christina, Katie, Amanda, Angela, Melissa and Shannon. The women who accepted the rose will now move into a sprawling mansion overlooking the Pacific Ocean for much of their courtship with the Bachelor.
Mar 25 2002