|Chris Harrison (2003-2021)|
Tayshia Adams & Kaitlyn Bristowe (Season 17)
Warner Horizon Television
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|
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.
The following are a list of countries that have previous aired their version of The Bachelorette including: