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Series Length:18 Seasons, 186 Episodes
Schedule: Monday 8:00 PM et/pt on ABC
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Since its debut in 2002, The Bachelor has captivated audiences across the country by intertwining the romantic escapades of several young women vying for the attention of one elusive bachelor. The premise of the show is quite simple: a sexy new bachelor is chosen each year, along with a pool of single women. In most seasons, there have been 25 women in the running, though occasionally more have been added to this pool. As the bachelor gets to know the women, he chooses who he would like to keep around by presenting each of those women with a red rose at a rose ceremony. Those who do not receive a rose must leave the show.

In order to get to know the women better, the bachelor goes on a series of dates with his different prospects. Initially, many of these are group dates, making it difficult for the women to make an impression. As more women are sent home and the number of prospective mates dwindles, more intimate dates are set up for each of the women and the bachelor. Audiences have watched these tales unfold again and again for more than ten years, riveted by the romantic plot lines and drama that often erupts amongst the ladies.

The show cumilates in the final selection of the woman the bachelor has chosen. The bachelor narrows down his options to two different women, generally heading with them to their hometown to meet their families and see where they grew up. After this segment of the show is complete, the bachelor reveals who he wants to date. In many seasons, the bachelor has even proposed. Although many of these couples have not lasted, some have gone on to marry and enjoy a happy life together.

The success of The Bachelor has led to several spin off series, including The Bachelorette, where the roles are reversed. Both shows have maintained followings with millions of men and women, all of whom are eager to weigh in on the action. The Bachelor concept has also been adapted for an international audience, with several different variations of The Bachelor in production across the globe.

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Status: Currently Airing
Genre: Drama, Reality
Rating: 5/10
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  • Bachelor Sean Lowe and Catherine Giudici will walk down the aisle as they share a dramatic new chapter of their love story with the world in the much anticipated live airing of their nuptials.

  • Host Chris Harrison follows up with some of the favorite Bachelor and Bachelorette couples. Take a look at where they are now after the final rose ceremony. Plus, Trista and Ryan renew their vows.

  • A behind-the-scenes look at the women vying for Juan Pablo's attention.

  • The compelling live television event begins with viewers watching along with a studio audience -- including special guests bachelorettes Chelsie, Kat, Kelly, Renee and Sharleen, as well as Sean and Catherine Lowe, and Desiree Hartsock and Chris Siegfried -- as Juan Pablo's journey to find love comes to its shocking conclusion. In St. Lucia, the Bachelor prepares to make one of the most difficult choices of this life, having narrowed down the field to two women -- Clare and Nikki -- who are both in love with him. But a season that started with fan fever over Juan Pablo has turned to controversy. In the dramatic season finale, many questions remain after Andi's accusations and exit. Is Juan Pablo here for the right reasons? What will happen as the final two women --Clare and Nikki -- spend the entire day with the Bachelor's family in St. Lucia? Will his family approve of either woman? Will Juan Pablo end up an engaged man or remain a Bachelor?

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