The 2017 premiere of The Bachelorette airs tonight, with 31 contestants in the mix. So, how was this group of men chosen to be a part of the show? Host Chris Harrison told The Hollywood Reporter that:
We cast 12 months around the year — nonstop. We have people that we already think are going to be good candidates, no matter who the Bachelor or Bachelorette is. When we announce it’s Rachel, obviously you’re going to have an influx of people that just adore her and want to be with her. It’s a no brainer to open it up and bring in more candidates. The response to her was overwhelming … While diversity is an issue, what we try to do is create a great television show. At the same time, yes, you’re trying to make sure everybody’s represented in that pool. But first and foremost, we’re trying to create great television to watch.
Now let’s get into all the details what channel the show airs on, when to watch each episode and more below.
‘The Bachelorette’ 2017 Cast: Meet Rachel Lindsay’s Contestants
The season 13 cast of The Bachelorette has been revealed and tonight, Rachel Lindsay’s contestants will appear on the 2017 premiere. Get the rundown on them.
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PREMIERE DATE: May 22, 2017
PREMIERE TIME: 9 – 11 p.m. ET/PT
REGULAR TIME SLOT: Mondays, 8 – 10 p.m. ET/PT
TV CHANNEL: ABC Network – Click here to access the ABC channel finder and locate your local station.
LIVE STREAM: Click here to check out how to watch the show online via the ABC live stream.
MEN’ TELL ALL SPECIAL DATE: July 31, 2017
FINALE DATE: August 7, 2017
STAR: Rachel Lindsay
HOST: Chris Harrison
PREMIERE SYNOPSIS: Rachel turns to friends she made on “The Bachelor” to discuss her hopes; Rachel mets the bachelors, trying to make time to talk to each one; 23 men remain at the end of the evening.
EPISODE 2 SYNOPSIS: A woman meets a number of men and tries to narrow them down to one who could steal her heart.
ABC SEASON SYNOPSIS: Accomplished Texas attorney Rachel Lindsay takes a recess from the courtroom to start her search for happily ever after in the 13th edition of ABC’s hit series
FANTASY LEAGUE INFORMATION: ABC explains that: The Bachelorette Fantasy League is the official ultimate fantasy game experience for the 2017 season of The Bachelorette featuring Rachel Lindsay. The game, which is powered by ABC sister-company ESPN, the worldwide leader in sports and fantasy gaming, is available now on ABC.com/BFL and the ESPN Fantasy App. The Bachelorette Fantasy League allows players to challenge their family, friends and #BachelorNation in predicting the final four men and the one who will receive the final rose on The Bachelorette. Click here to check out the game or join in. And, get the official Fantasy League rules by clicking here.
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ADDITIONAL DETAILS: There will be an encore showing of The Bachelorette on ABC, May 28, 2017 from 9 – 11 p.m. ET/PT.