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The Bachelorette is a reality game show that airs on the ABC network. The show was created as a counterpart to The Bachelor and features one eligible, single female who narrows down a field of 25 to 30 men as a potential husband. In the final episode, one of the two men remaining proposes to the bachelorette who can then accept or refuse. The original series aired from 2003 to 2005 and returned in 2008 for its current run.

The popular series has seen its share of drama, with many contestants of both sexes crossing over from The Bachelor and competing from the opposite position. Generally, the runner-up from each show becomes an eligible party the following season. Over eight seasons of The Bachelorette, three of the final couples have broken up, two of the ladies ended up marrying someone not related to the series and one relationship from season seven remains in question. The only success story thus far has been from season one winners Trista Rehn and Ryan Sutter who married and have two children together.

While devised as a novel way for people to meet, get to know one another and possibly marry, The Bachelorette does present some negative stereotypes in the dating world, namely the focus on looks and potential. Relationships end for a variety of reasons, on or off television, but this show seems to prove it is difficult to quantify something as mysterious as human chemistry.

Monday 8:00 PM et/pt on ABC
12 Seasons, 138 Episodes
January 8, 2003
Drama, Reality
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The Bachelorette Full Episode Guide

  • JoJo reviews the season in a live interview with host Chris Harrison. Joining her are the last two bachelors Jordan and Robby.

  • JoJo introduces Jordan and Robby to her family and they instantly connect with one of them. JoJo wrestles with choosing between the two men, as her emotion-filled adventure comes to an explosive close.

  • The men talk about their time on the show.

  • The rose ceremony following the hometown dates continues and one suitor is eliminated. Later, JoJo and the three remaining men travel to Thailand for their exotic overnight dates, where JoJo discovers she is in love with two guys.

  • JoJo and the guys travel to the Argentinian countryside, where JoJo must determine which four men will have the chance to take her home to meet their families.

  • JoJo spends the day at the pool with the bachelors in the aftermath of the recent events. After the rose ceremony, the bachelors head to Laurel Highlands of Pennsylvania where a suitor gets a one-on-one date in the woods.

  • Chase and Jojo enjoy a hot yoga date and a surprise private performance from country celebrity Charles Kelley. Later, one suitor causes static when he announces he doesn't want to go on the group date. Chad continues to cause drama.

  • JoJo takes 10 lucky men to a firefighter training building where they take on boot camp-like challenges. Next, one excited man gets the first 1-on-1 date of the season and is taken to San Francisco for a picnic by the Golden Gate Bridge. The next day, JoJo meets six men on the set of ESPN's "SportsNation" where they get to meet hosts Max Kellerman and Marcellus Wiley, who try to help JoJo find the best guy.

  • In the twelfth season premiere, bachelorette JoJo Fletcher receives advice from past Bachelorettes before she welcomes 26 bachelors to the mansion.

  • Kaitlyn has made her decision! For the first time, the couple will be presented to the public. Plus, Nick and Shawn sit down together to discuss what happened.

  • In one of the most anticipated season finales in the show's history, Kaitlyn must decide between Nick and Shawn. Who will get the final rose?

  • The men talk about their time on the show.

  • Kaitlyn goes on two more overnight dates and then sends one bachelor home. With the competition down to two men, Kaitlyn is introduced to their families in Deer Valley, Utah.

  • One bachelor gets a one-on-one with Kaitlyn in Killarney, Ireland. Meanwhile, Kaitlyn finally tells Shawn the truth about her night with Nick.

  • While in Dublin, Kaitlyn attempts to smooth things over with the guys after her night with Nick. Later, Kaitylyn and one of the men have an intense exchange.

  • Ian lashes out on Kaitlyn. Meanwhile, Kaitlyn and the remaining men head to Dublin, Ireland where a night of passion goes awry.

  • Kaitlyn and the 12 remaining bachelors take a trip to San Antonio where she takes one lucky guy to a two-step dance competition.

  • Clint is confronted, and the group heads to New York for a visit. Kaitlyn gets an unexpected visitor.

  • When Kaitlyn sends a bachelor home, he refuses to go. Kaitlyn and Ben Z go on a one-on-one date, later some of the bachelors must teach sex education to a group of schoolchildren.

  • The men are in for a treat when Laila Ali gives them pointers on how to box and Amy Schumer instructs them on standup comedy.

  • The men vote for the girl they think should be the next Bachelorette and the winner spends time with the men.

  • For the first time in the show's history, two women meet potential love interests and hope they will be picked to be the bachelorette.

The Bachelorette News

'Bachelorette' Casts Its First Black Lead

It took ABC 14 years to do it, but the network's dating-reality franchise will finally feature an African-American lead.

Fans Campaign to Cast Amy Schumer as the Next 'Bachelorette'

After a guest appearance on "The Bachelorette," social media is campaigning for Amy Schumer to be the next star!

'Bachelorette' Andi Dorfman Splits Up with Fiance Josh Murray

Well, that didn't last long...

'The Bachelorette' Almost Didn't Air the Late Eric Hill's Departure

This week, "The Bachelorette" had a big decision to make: How should they handle the departure of a contestant who died after filming? "Bachelorette" contestant Eric Hill died in a tragic paragliding accident earlier this year, giving a macabre twist to the season. That left the production wondering how much of Hill's departure from the show, which occurred on this week's episode, to show on the air.

'Bachelorette' Contestant Dies After Paragliding Accident

Sad news this week. Eric Hill, a contestant in the upcoming 10th season of "The Bachelorette" (airing May 19th), has passed away. Hill died from injuries sustained after a paragliding accident. Hill, 31, was gliding off of a hill in Draper, Utah, when his parachute partially collapsed.

Kasey Kahl Of 'Bachelorette' Fame Pleads Not Guilty To Felony Assault

Kasey Kahl pleads not guilty to multiple charges places against him for a fight outside a Fresno hangout. If convicted he can face up to eight years in prison.

'The Bachelorette' Gone Awry: Did Emily Maynard Cheat On Jef?

A rocky relationship springs from "The Bachelorette?" The Hell, you say. "The Bachelorette" winner Jef Holm's brother claims Jef's fiance Emily Maynard has a wandering eye already. However, both say it's strictly an attention ploy on Mike's part. Who to believe?

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