There is a lot to look forward to in this new season of the popular series, “The Bachelor.” Continue reading to find out more.
Love is grand! And it is no surprise that the show is back for more as its 26th season ranked No. 1 in its time slot among adults, with the demographic being around 18-49. After 35 days of delayed viewing on linear and digital platforms, The Bachelor delivered a 2.35 rating with adults 18–49 this season.
So, we’ve put together a quick rundown of everything you need to know about the release date, plot, and cast, so you can get a head start on this beloved series and be prepared before The Bachelor Season 27 Episode 2 premieres on the ABC network.
The Bachelor Season 27 Episode 2 Release Date and Time Slot
The brand new episode, simply titled, “Week 2,” is scheduled to release on Monday, January 30, 2023, at the same time slot of 8:00 – 10:00 p.m. EST on ABC, and later the episodes will be available to stream the next day on Hulu. The filming of the episodes began on September 26, 2022, in Los Angeles. On October 22, the show was seen filming in Tallinn, Estonia.
This season also includes visits to The Bahamas; London, England; and Budapest, Hungary, with filming concluding in Krabi, Thailand, in mid-November. In the pilot episode, which aired on January 23, 2023, the viewers got to see Zach’s journey to find love begin!
Thirty hopeful women arrive at the mansion looking for love and to make a lasting first impression with our newest leading man. The pressure is on, and despite their best efforts, not all will come up roses on this first evening like no other. So, if you haven’t been able to watch the premiere episode, there’s still time left before tuning into next week’s episode.
The show’s official Twitter account also encourages fans to watch the show, saying, “With so much drama and romance to come, this season of The Bachelor can’t be missed!” Watch the premiere now – Stream on Hulu!” Take a look at the official post below:
— The Bachelor (@BachelorABC) January 24, 2023
The Bachelor Season 27: Who are the contestants?
After a heartbreaking departure from Gabby and Rachel’s season of “The Bachelorette,” Zach Shallcross is ready to find love. Following an emotional realization about his future with Rachel, Shallcross won Bachelor Nation’s affection when he made the difficult decision to end his journey on the previous show.
He is an endearing 26-year-old tech executive from Anaheim Hills, California, Shallcross stole Bachelor Nation’s heart on season 19 of “The Bachelorette,” with his quiet charm, wit, and openness to finding lasting love. Audiences saw Shallcross put himself and his desire to meet “the one” first when he made his emotional exit, opening the door for his “person” to walk through. A family man at heart, Shallcross splits time between Texas and Orange County. His parents, who have been married for over 30 years, have shown him what true love looks like.
He strives to find a love that echoes the standard they have set for him, and he plans to keep them in mind when looking for a life partner. Home is where the heart is; and with the Bachelor mansion not too far away, Shallcross is eager to begin his journey back home to Southern California.
Shallcross was introduced to five contestants already during The Bachelorette: After the Final Rose – Bailey, Brianna, Brooklyn, Cat, and Christina. Viewers voted, and 24-year-old Brianna received America’s First Impression Rose, meaning she’s going into night one completely safe from elimination. The other four women will have to take another shot at getting a rose after the first cocktail party along with all the other contestants.
In addition to this, the final cast of 30 women was announced on January 4, 2023, which are as follows:
- Aly, 26, is a healthcare strategist from Atlanta, Ga.
- Anastasia, 30, a content marketing manager from San Diego, Calif.
- Ariel, 28, a marketing executive from New York City, N.Y.
- Bailey, 27, an executive recruiter from Nashville, Tenn.
- Rebecca, “Becca,” 25, a nursing student from Burbank, Calif.
- Brianna, 24, an entrepreneur and America’s First Impression Rose Winner from Jersey City, N.J.
- Brooklyn, 25, a rodeo racer from Stillwater, Okla.
- Cara, 27, is a corporate recruiter from Pittsburgh, Penn.
- Cat, 26, a dancer from New York, N.Y.
- Charity, 26, is a child and family therapist from Columbus, Ga.
- Christina Mandrell, 26, a content creator from Nashville, Tenn.
- Davia, 25, a marketing manager from Charleston, S.C.
- Gabriella “Gabi,” 25, an account executive from Pittsford, Vt.
- Genevie, 26, a neonatal nurse from Baltimore City, Md.
- Greer, 24, is a medical sales rep from Houston, Texas.
- Holland, 24, an insurance marketer from Boca Raton, Fla.
- Jessica “Jess,” 23, an e-commerce coordinator from Winter Springs, Fla.
- Kaitlyn “Kaity,” 27, is an ER nurse from Austin, Texas.
- Katherine, 26, is a registered nurse from Tampa, Fla.
- Kimberly, 30, a hospitality manager from Los Angeles, Calif.
- Kylee, 25, a postpartum nurse from Charlotte, N.C.
- Chandralekha “Lekha,” 29, a financial advisor from Miami, Fla.
- Madison, 26, a business owner from Fargo, N.D.
- Mercedes, 24, a non-profit case manager from Bloomfield, Iowa
- Olivia L., 24, a patient care technician from Rochester, N.Y.
- Olivia M., 25, a stylist from Cincinnati, Ohio
- Sonia, 29, a project manager from Long Island, N.Y.
- Vanessa, 23, is a restaurant marketer from Baton Rouge, L.A.
- Victoria J., 30, a makeup artist from Fort Worth, Texas
- Viktoria E., 29, a nanny from Vienna, Austria
“The Bachelor,” is a production of Next Entertainment and Warner Bros. Unscripted Television in association with Warner Horizon. Mike Fleiss, Martin Hilton, Nicole Woods, Bennett Graebner, Louis Caric, Peter Geist, Peter Gust, Tim Warner, Jodi Baskerville, and Jeff Thomas are the executive producers.
The Bachelor Season 27 Episodes and Streaming Options
The season is expected to have a similar episode count as the last seasons, which will be confirmed later. It is intended that the show will ultimately be what the contestants intend to convey to the audience. As of January 25, 2023, ABC has not revealed the exact episode titles or synopsis, which will be revealed as the premiere date approaches.
So, we would advise fans to be patient while waiting for these updates, which will be issued in the coming weeks. We have listed the episode order which has been revealed so far below:
- Episode 1: “Week 1: Season 27 Premiere” – January 23, 2023
- Episode 2: “Week 2” – January 30, 2023
- Episode 3: “Week 3” – February 6, 2023
- Episode 4: TBA – February 13, 2023
- Episode 5: TBA – February 20, 2023
The Bachelor Season 27 is available to watch exclusively on ABC, where the episodes are originally aired. After they air on the channel, they are available to stream later on Hulu. The video quality and the number of screens you can use to stream the series simultaneously depend on the package you choose, and there is no additional cost for any of their services.
Let us know in the comments if you will be streaming The Bachelor Season 27 Episode 2 or not.