Episode 1 ~ January 2nd
Season 21 begins with Nick Viall meeting 30 beautiful bachelorettes, each clamoring for his attention and the coveted first-impression rose. By the end of the initial rose ceremony, only 22 ladies remain to continue on their path to win Nick's heart. But before the ladies arrive, Sean Lowe, Chris Soules and Ben Higgins offer Nick advice e on searching for his soul mate.
Episode 2 ~ January 9th
One anxious bachelorette hides her secret history with Nick; 12 ladies attend a wedding photo shoot with Nick; Nick whisks away one lucky gal to a private yacht; Nick meets six women at Hollywood's Museum of Broken Relationships where each lady acts out a breakup with Nick; Nick does something shocking that no one could have expected.
Episode 3 ~ January 16th
An awkward one-on-one date occurs; one woman sleeps through the rose ceremony; a popular boy band delivers a group date card; a scandalous bachelorette reveals a shocking secret; a romantic date leaves Nick and his lady in tears; a surprise pool party takes a turn for the worse when one woman shares a sexy make-out session with Nick that pushes the girls over the edge and causes them to confront Nick about his relationship with the bachelorette.
Episode 4 ~ January 23rd
An upset bachelorette confronts Nick about his forward behavior with another woman; the ladies visit Nick's hometown of Waukesha, Wis.; Nick selects a group of women to test their skills as ranch hands; a shy bachelorette spends a day with Nick's family and opens up about her past heartbreak, which allows Nick to see a fiery side to her he never thought possible.
ALWAYS THE ROMANTIC, NICK VIALL WILL LOOK FOR LOVE AGAIN
ON ABC’S HIT ROMANCE REALITY SERIES ‘THE BACHELOR,’
PREMIERING FOR ITS 21ST SEASON, MONDAY, JANUARY 2
Sean Lowe, Chris Soules and Ben Higgins Drop By to Offer Nick Advice on
Searching for His Soul Mate Among 30 Beautiful Women
This Season’s Highlights Include a Spectacular Group Date with The Backstreet Boys, Appearances by Olympians Michelle Carter, Allyson Felix and Carl Lewis,
Dazzling Performances by Country Breakout Star Chris Lane, Soulful Indie Artist Lolo and Pop Singer Adam Friedman, and Romantic Excursions to New Orleans, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands;
Bimini, the Bahamas; and the Winter Wonderland of Lapland, Finland
How could one man endure so much heartache? Ask controversial fan favorite Nick Viall, who has had his heart broken by Bachelorettes Andi Dorfman and Kaitlyn Bristowe, and failed to find his soul mate on “Bachelor in Paradise.” Now Nick is the one giving out the roses and ready for his happily ever after – but will he find the love of his life? Nick begins his pursuit of his soul mate, as 30 beautiful, accomplished women join him on the highly anticipated 21st season premiere of “The Bachelor,” MONDAY, JANUARY 2 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EST), on the ABC Television Network.
In “Episode 2101,” 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 colors 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.
A list of the bachelorettes will be released shortly.
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.
A NIGHT IN NICK’S ROMANTIC PAST COMES BACK TO HAUNT HIM; AN OUTRAGEOUS WEDDING PHOTO SHOOT TURNS BAWDY; AND SIX OF THE WOMEN ‘BREAK UP’ WITH NICK, ON ABC’S ‘THE BACHELOR’
“Episode 2102” – As Nick continues his search for love with the 22 remaining beautiful bachelorettes, Liz is particularly anxious: she is keeping a tumultuous secret about her romantic past with the Bachelor. Twelve other women are excited to dress up for their own wedding photo shoot with their “groom,” Nick. Danielle M. snags the first one-on-one date of the season, as the couple helicopter to a steamy hot tub aboard a yacht. Six women get to act out a dramatic and sometimes funny “break-up” with Nick at Los Angeles’ Museum of Broken Relationships, but it is the weight of Liz’s sexy secret that throws everything into disarray. Will one night of passion in the past derail Nick’s chances at a happily ever after from the start? Find out on “The Bachelor,” MONDAY, JANUARY 9 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EST), on the ABC Television Network.
Ascona Mansion in Los Angles is the site for the wedding photo shoot. The 12 women dress in a variety of wedding looks for their “special day” with Nick. Of course, one of the bachelorettes takes the bridal shoot to the next level and strips in front of the Bachelor and the other women. Then she continues her aggressiveness at the after party, continually interrupting Nick’s alone time with the ladies. How will he react to this bachelorette’s early assertive behavior?
Danielle M. is the lucky woman who gets the first one-on-one date of the season. Nick takes Danielle to an awaiting yacht off Newport Beach, where they share some sexy hot-tub time and then a romantic dinner on Balboa Island. Danielle, humble and sweet, is particularly vulnerable to the details of her heartbreaking past, but will she be able to open up this early on and share that with Nick?
The other women still have no idea that Liz was involved in a one-night stand with Nick. And now, it is weighing on Liz as she waits to talk to him. She decides she needs to unburden herself on one of the women.
Hollywood’s “Museum of Broken Relationships” plays host to six women, who decide how they would “break up” with Nick, but Liz’s “break up” routine seems different from all of theirs. At the after party, Nick learns that his secret is starting to come out and he has to make some drastic, stunning decisions to save his major opportunity to find love.
The 22 remaining women are:
Alexis, 23, aspiring dolphin trainer, Secaucus, NJ
Astrid, 26, plastic surgery office manager, Tampa, FL
Brittany, 26, travel nurse, Santa Monica, CA
Christen, 25, wedding videographer, Tulsa, OK
Corinne, 24, business owner, Miami, FL
Danielle L., 27, small business owner, Los Angeles, CA
Danielle M., 31, neonatal nurse, Nashville, TN
Dominique, 25, restaurant server, Los Angeles, CA
Elizabeth (“Liz”), 29, doula, Las Vegas, NV
Elizabeth, 24, marketing manager, Dallas, TX
Hailey, 23, photographer, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Jaimi, 28, chef, New Orleans, LA
Jasmine G., 29, pro basketball dancer, San Francisco, CA
Josephine, 24, registered nurse, Santa Cruz, CA
Kristina, 24, dental hygienist, Lexington, KY
Lacey, 25, digital marketing manager, Manhattan, NY
Rachel, 31, attorney, Dallas, TX
Raven, 25, fashion boutique owner, Hoxie, AR
Sarah, 26, grade school teacher, Newport Beach, CA
Taylor, 23, mental health counselor, Seattle, WA
Vanessa, 29, special education teacher, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Whitney, 25, Pilates instructor, Chanhassen, MN
Shut the flippin' front door! ~~ Do you think you were born awesome, or just grew up badass?
Edited (01/09/17 12:39 AM)