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The Bachelorette season 12 to premiere on May 23, 2016

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Basic info and cast

The Bachelorette is an American reality competitive dating game show that is currently airing on the ABC channel in the United States. The Bachelorette is a spin-off from another ABC’s smash hit reality dating game show The Bachelor. The show is executive produced by Nicole Woods (The Bachelor, Bachelor in Paradise), Bennett S. Graebner (Bachelor Pad, Leave It to Lamas), Mike Fleiss (H8R, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre), Martin Hilton (High School Reunion) and Peter J. Scalettar (Storm Chasers). Season 1 of The Bachelorette premiered on ABC in the US on January 8, 2003. The show is currently in its eleventh season.

The Bachelorette follows one woman in the search for love and her future husband among carefully selected 25 eligible young men. After several weeks of getting to know these different men, going on amazing dates, and learning about their lives, The Bachelorette will have the opportunity to continue dating one bachelor in the real world by presenting them with a single, red rose and having an opportunity to get proposed to. But before that happens, at the end of each episode she must send at least one guy home, narrowed down the pool of potential fiancés week by week.

Current season and renewal expectations

Season 11 of The Bachelorette premiered on the ABC channel in the US on May 18, 2015. Season premiere came with a major twist – not one, but two Bachelorettes greeted the most eligible American bachelors. America fell in love with two very different but equally charismatic Bachelorettes last season - Britt Nilsson and Kaitlyn Bristowe. It was impossible to choose between beautiful and sexy Britt and fun-loving and wise cracking Kaitlyn. So, in the premiere episode of the show, 25 eligible bachelors had to choose between these two amazing women. To our personal delight, the majority voted for Kaitlyn. The series has been a ratings hit for ABC for many years and has a massive fan following, so it is hard to imagine that it won’t get renewed for another run.

Latest developments

UPDATED January 10, 2016: During the ABC’s panel at the annual winter TCA event, one of the ABC’s top managers has revealed that The Bachelorette has been officially renewed for another cycle. He also teased the critics with a possible new twist. The show, like its counterpart The Bachelor, has been widely criticized for lack of cultural diversity: in the 31 cycles the two shows have aired, there has only been one non-white main character, Juan Pablo. The network’s boss has hinted that the new female lead will most likely be a woman of color. Since the release date for a new cycle of the dating show has not been set yet, come back to our website for the most recent news, or sign up for our updates and get automatically notified as soon as the premiere date of The Bachelorette season 12 is scheduled.

UPDATED March 15, 2016: If you watched last night’s emotional Final Rose episode of the season finale of The Bachelor, you probably empathized with Jojo as she walked away heart broken when Ben confessed she was not ‘the one’. Well, the good news is that Jojo Fletcher has just been named as the next “bachelorette” for when the reality show returns to the small screen at the end of the spring. This announcement was a little surprising because for a while now another cast member, Caila, has been rumored to be the top choice by the producers. Both women would have been great candidates for the show, as they have definitely become fan favorites during Ben’s season. You will be able to follow Jojo’s journey to find love when the next installment of the show returns to the small screen on Monday, May 23, 2016. Sign up for our updates and we will email you an automated reminder of the release date of The Bachelorette season 12 one day before it premieres.

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Premiere date of The Bachelorette season 12 – May 23, 2016

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0 Jamie  2016-03-21 01:21
Please confirm live finale date!! Planning a trip to LA to see it (have NEVER missed an episode since day 1) and need the date to plan my trip out. Also, how do I secure 3 tickets to the live finale show? Thank you!
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