The Bachelor

Genres: Reality, Reality Competition, Dating Game Show
Broadcast on:, M-Net, M-Net Series, Vuzu, Top One, Vuzu Amp



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Season 20

Channel Premiere Finale TX Time Episodes
ABC 04 Jan 2016 14 Mar 2016 Mondays, 20h00 - 22h00 12
Vuzu Amp 15 Apr 2016 08 Jul 2016 Fridays, 20h30 - 22h00 12

Season 20

What do a soft-spoken single mom of two young daughters; bubbly, fun identical twins, who are best friends; a sexy free spirit whose recent breakup has left her wary of romance, a battle-tested war veteran, who is sassy, bold and gorgeous, but sensitive; and a beautiful television news anchor, all have in common?

They all have their sights set on moving to Denver, Colorado, with the Bachelor, Ben Higgins, when the 20th edition of the romance reality series The Bachelor premieres.

America was hooked the second Ben Higgins (26), the handsome and charming small-town guy from Warsaw, Indiana, stepped out of the limo to greet last season's Bachelorette Kaitlyn Bristowe.

Now, as he tries to shed his self-described moniker of being "unlovable" and put his heartbreak behind him, he is ready to give love a second chance with 28 beautiful women.

Ben, the perfect "10", hopes to find his soul mate, the woman who can share the love and support he felt growing up in a close-knit community, and make her his wife.

In the premiere, Ben prepares for the night of his life as the 28 beautiful bachelorettes, all clamouring to meet him, begin to arrive. Jami reveals that she's friends with Kaitlyn Bristowe. Ben is left speechless when first a stunning Emily and then her identical twin sister, Haley, arrive and ask for a group hug.

Lace has a few moves of her own and boldly and memorably kisses Ben. The fun continues as cowgirl Maegan arrives with a sidekick - a mini horse - and they both get invited inside. There is JoJo with her unicorn mask, and Lauren R. is so nervous, she forgets to tell Ben her name.

Mandi shows off her slick moves with patients when the demonstrative dentist grabs Ben for a private exam. But everyone is stunned as two late arrivals - Becca, runner-up on Chris Soules' season and Amber, also an alumna from Chris' season and "Bachelor in Paradise" - make a game changing entrance.

A persistent Lace seizes the opportunity to attempt to give Ben the season's first real kiss with unexpected results. Ben makes his first difficult decision as he offers the much-sought-after first impression rose to an intimidatingly beautiful bachelorette.

The long, stressful evening ends on a high note for 21 lucky women, who will continue on the path to capture Ben's heart - except for one daring woman, who takes Ben aside to scold him for something he neglected to do.

The 28 women competing for Ben's affections are:

Amanda Stanton, 25, esthetician, Rancho Santa Margarita, California

Amber James, 30, bartender, Chicago, Illinois

Becca Tilley, 26, chiropractic assistant, San Diego, California

Breanne Rice, 30, nutritional therapist, Seattle, Washington

Caila Quinn, 23, software sales representative, Hudson, Ohio

Emily Ferguson, 22, twin, Las Vegas, Nevada

Haley Ferguson, 22, twin, Las Vegas, Nevada

Isabel "Izzy" Goodkind, 24, graphic designer, Branford, Connecticut

Jackie Dion, 23, gerontologist, San Francisco, California

Jami Letain, 23, bartender, St. Albert, Alberta, Canada

Jennifer Saviano, 25, small business owner, Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Jessica Moser, 23, accountant, Boca Raton, Florida

Joelle "JoJo" Fletcher, 24, real estate developer, Dallas, Texas

Jubilee Sharpe, 24, war veteran, Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Lace Morris, 25, real estate agent, Denver, Colorado

Laura Esselman, 24, account executive, Louisville, Kentucky

Lauren "LB" Barr, 23, fashion buyer, Stillwater, Oklahoma

Lauren Bushnell, 25, flight attendant, Marina Del Rey, California

Lauren Himle, 25, kindergarten teacher, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Lauren Russell, 26, math teacher, Houston, Texas

Leah Block, 25, event planner, Denver, Colorado

Maegan Miller, 30, cowgirl, Weatherford, Texas

Mandi Kremer, 28, dentist, Portland, Oregon

Olivia Caridi, 23, news anchor, Austin, Texas

Rachel Tchen, 23, unemployed, Little Rock, Arkansas

Samantha Passmore, 26, attorney, New Smyrna Beach, Florida

Shushanna Mkrtychyan, 27, mathematician, Salt Lake City, Utah

Tiara Soleim, 26, chicken enthusiast, Redmond, Washington

Hosted by Chris Harrison, The Bachelor is a production of Next Entertainment in association with Warner Horizon Television. Mike Fleiss, Elan Gale, Bennett Graebner, Peter Scalettar and Nicole Woods are the executive producers.

Season 20 Cast

Host - Himself

The Bachelor - Himself


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