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ABC: 1/8/2003 – 2/28/2005, 5/19/2008 – Present
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The Bachelorette is a spin-off of the competitive reality dating show The Bachelor. It was once cancelled in 2005 after two seasons but three years later it was brought back in 2008.


Just like in The Bachelor, the series revolves around a single bachelorette (deemed eligible) and a pool of romantic interests (typically 25, 30 in Season 5) which could include a potential husband for the bachelorette. Unlike The Bachelor, one of two male suitors proposes to the bachelorette for the final session. The Bachelor does not, however, always propose at the end of the show. For example, at the end of Juan Pablo's season, he decided to "choose" a girl to keep spending time with, but evidentially was not ready for a proposal. A proposal at the end of the show is not always guaranteed. It is up to the bachelor/bachelorette to decide that.


Season # Original Run Bachelorette Runner Up Winner
1 January 8-February 19, 2003 Trista Rehn Charlie Maher Ryan Sutter
2 January 14-February 26, 2004 Meredith Phillips Matthew Hickl Ian McKee
3 January 10-March 21, 2005 Jennifer "Jen" Schefft John Merritt Jerry Ferris
4 May 19-July 7, 2008 DeAnna Pappas Jason Mesnick Jesse Csincsak
5 May 18-July 28, 2009 Jillian Harris Kiptyn Locke Ed Swiderski
6 May 24-August 2, 2010 Ali Fedotowsky Chris Lambton Roberto Martinez
7 May 23-August 1, 2011 Ashley Hebert Ben Flajnik J.P. Rosenbaum
8 May 14-July 23, 2012 Emily Maynard Arie Luyendyk Jr. Jef Holm
9 May 27-August 5, 2013 Desiree Hartsock Drew Kenney Chris Siegfried
10 May 19-July 28, 2014 Andi Dorfman Nick Viall Josh Murray
11 May 18-July 27, 2015 Kaitlin Bristowe Nick Viall Shawn Booth
12 May 23-August 1, 2016 Joelle "JoJo" Fletcher Robby Hayes Jordan Rodgers


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When the show first started, it lasted for around 5 weeks for the 1st 2 seasons.

The 3rd season lasted for around 9 weeks.

After last airing on February 28, 2005, the series returned on ABC during the spring of 2008 following an absence of three years.

Since 2008, the show always begins in the month of May and ends in July or August each year.

Some of the Bachelorette contestants like Andi Dorfman and Kaitlin Bristowe starred on Celebrity Family Feud (Harvey).

In 2017, for the 13th season of the series, the first African-American Bachelorette was Rachel Lindsay.

The Agoura Hills mansion where the show is taped, barely survived the Woolsey Fires in California.

International Versions[]

The following are a list of countries that have previous aired their version of The Bachelorette including: Australia
New Zealand

See Also[]

The Bachelor
Bachelor Pad
Bachelor in Paradise
The Bachelor Winter Games
The Bachelor Presents: Listen to Your Heart


Official Website
The Bachelorette @ Bachelor Nation