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 21

Channel Premiere Finale TX Time Episodes
ABC 02 Jan 2017 14 Mar 2017 Mondays, 20h00 - 22h00 11
Vuzu Amp 25 Feb 2017 20 May 2017 Saturdays, 18h00 - 20h00 11

Season 21

When Bachelorette Andi Dorfman said goodbye to Nick Viall just as he was preparing to pick out a ring for her, he was devastated. When Nick walked up to Kaitlyn Bristowe with an engagement ring in his pocket, only to be sent home, he was crushed. How could one man endure so much heartbreak?

If you believe that "what doesn't kill you makes you stronger," Nick Viall, 35, a technology salesman from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is back stronger than ever, ready and eager to begin his search for true love on the 21st season of The Bachelor.

When Nick took another chance to find love on the latest instalment of Bachelor in Paradise, viewers were excited and truly happy for him. Unfortunately, once again, it wasn't meant to be, leaving everyone to wonder if the sensitive and self-made Midwestern salesman would ever find the woman he would spend the rest of his life with.

His journey on Bachelor in Paradise made him a fan favourite, with women and men across the country rooting for him to become the Bachelor and continue on his quest to find love.

After all these years, and all the heartbreak, it's finally Nick's turn to hand out the roses. Will he finally find that love he's craved? He believes in finding love on the series and hopes it is his time now.

As the season gets underway, a trio of popular former Bachelors - Sean Lowe, Chris Soules and Ben Higgins -offer their support and encouragement to Nick, who will face all-new pressures and responsibilities. Their words of wisdom calm him as limos start to arrive with women all eager to make a lasting first impression.

One confident woman is way ahead of the field - she steps out of the limo with none other than famed jeweler Neil Lane and points out the engagement ring she prefers. Another woman reveals her linguistic skills and still another exposes a quirky obsession.

A number of the ladies decide to wear red to stand out - but now, it backfires, as those in other colours are more prominent. Nick is blindsided by the arrival of a mysterious woman from his past. The secret they share threatens to derail his search for love. What are her intentions?

Once inside the mansion, the party really gets started, as the women compete to spark a special connection with the handsome Bachelor. A battle breaks out over which of the bachelorettes will land the first kiss. Although Nick tries his best to give all the women the attention they deserve, the women who haven't had any time with him begin to panic.

In the end, Nick's instant chemistry with one stunning bachelorette helps her capture the coveted first impression rose. The stakes are high and as the evening winds down, it's time for the first rose ceremony. Twenty-two lucky women will continue on the journey to win Nick's heart.

Romantic and adventurous dates will reach new heights this season, testing the ladies' perseverance in pursuing their romantic objective, along with fun, exciting and exotic dates that will elicit real and raw passions.

Nick's first group date looks into his possible future as 12 fortunate women get to try different bridal themes for a wedding photo shoot. Who will click first with the potential groom?

Another group date at Hollywood's Museum of Broken Relationships affords the opportunity for six bachelorettes to each perform a humorous "breakup" with Nick in front of a live audience.

Eleven women get the shock of their lives when they discover they will perform on the same stage as the world famous The Backstreet Boys and get a chance to show off their dance skills for Nick and a live concert audience.

Olympians Michelle Carter, Allyson Felix and Carl Lewis offer their expertise to bachelorettes participating in a track and field face-off, with the winner receiving special alone time with Nick.

Waukesha, Wisconsin - Nick's hometown - rolls out the red carpet to the remaining women. One special lady is treated to a concert by new country star Chris Lane. New Orleans plays host to the romantic group as Nick and the women tour the French Quarter and submerge themselves in the Big Easy's culture - including a group of voodoo dancers - and a VIP serenade by the soulful Lolo.

Tropical dreams await in St. Thomas in the Virgin Islands and in Bimini in the Bahamas, where women have the opportunity to swim with the sharks and one lucky woman is treated to a romantic beach concert by pop singer Adam Friedman.

The hometown dates are filled with emotional revelations, but in a 180-degree turn, the final three bachelorettes travel to Lapland, Finland, for the unpredictable overnight dates where the relationships have a chance to flourish and more surprises await the unsuspecting Bachelor.

Will Nick open his heart and find the woman of his dreams who will love him back?

As in the past, women will continue to be eliminated on a regular basis, but if at any point a woman should decide that she's no longer interested in the Bachelor, she can reject his invitation to continue dating.

Some lucky women will meet his family, and he will visit their hometowns for a slice of their lives in an effort to determine the woman with whom he is most compatible.

The 30 contestants this season are:

Alexis Waters, 23, aspiring dolphin trainer, Secaucus, New Jersey

Angela Amezcua, 26, model, Greenville, South Carolina

Astrid Loch, 26, plastic surgery office manager, Tampa, Florida

Briana Guertler, 28, surgical unit nurse, Salt Lake City, Utah

Brittany Farrar, 26, travel nurse, Santa Monica, California

Christen Whitney, 25, wedding videographer, Tulsa, Oklahoma

Corrine Olympios, 24, business owner, Miami, Florida

Danielle Lombard, 27, small business owner, Los Angeles, California

Danielle Maltby, 31, neonatal nurse, Nashville, Tennessee

Dominique Alexis, 25, restaurant server, Los Angeles, California

Elizabeth "Liz" Sandoz, 29, doula, Las Vegas, Nevada

Elizabeth Whitelaw, 24, marketing manager, Dallas, Texas

Hailey Merkt, 23, photographer, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Ida Marie DeLosSantos, 23, sales manager, Harlingen, Texas

Jaimi King, 28, chef, New Orleans, Louisiana

Jasmine Brown, 25, flight attendant, Tacoma, Washington

Jasmine Goode, 29, pro basketball dancer, San Francisco, California

Josephine Tutman, 24, unemployed nurse, Santa Cruz, California

Kristina Schulman, 24, dental hygienist, Lexington, Kentucky

Lacey Mark, 25, digital marketing manager, Manhattan, New York

Lauren Hussey, 30, law school graduate, Naples, Florida

Michelle Ramkissoon, 24, food truck owner, Los Angeles, California

Olivia Burnette, 25, apparel sales representative, Nashville, Tennessee

Rachel Lindsay, 31, attorney, Dallas, Texas

Raven Gates, 25, fashion boutique owner, Hoxie, Arkansas

Sarah Vendal, 26, grade school teacher, Newport Beach, California

Susannah Milan, 26, account manager, San Diego, California

Taylor Nolan, 23, mental health counselor, Seattle, Washington

Vanessa Grimaldi, 29, special education teacher, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Whitney Fransway, 25, Pilates instructor, Chanhassen, Minnesota

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

Season 21 Cast

Host - Himself

The Bachelor - Himself


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