The Bachelor Season 28: Everything we know so far

The Bachelor Season 28: Everything we know so far
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Are you ready for another round of eligible bachelors finding true love? If yes, then continue reading to find out more about
The Bachelor Season 28. 

The time has come for the return of the most dramatic season of The Bachelor to return for its highly anticipated 28th season! The new season promises to be another unforgettable rollercoaster ride filled with passion, tears, and unforgettable moments. As the roses are handed out, and connections deepen, viewers will be on the edge of their seats to be captivated by heart-pounding romance, intense rivalries, and unexpected twists! 

Due to its rising popularity, it’s no wonder that fans are eagerly awaiting to know all about the latest updates for the new season. So, if you’re wondering the same, then you’ve reached the right place to get all your answers! For your convenience, we have listed all the latest updates below. So, it’s time to buckle up and delve into the lives of our charming bachelor and a group of stunning contestants as they prepare to witness a battle for love like no other. 

Here is everything we know so far about ABC’s The Bachelor Season 28. 

The Bachelor Season 28: Everything we know so far

The Bachelor Season 28 Renewal Status: When was it approved?

After much anticipation, the ABC network renewed the dating and relationship reality series for a twenty-eighth season back on May 16, 2023, after the prior season ended its run earlier this year. The network also announced that The Bachelor Season 28 will return with a brand new season of Bachelor in Paradise, which will mark its ninth season! This is an exciting update as this will be a new era for both series, as they will be the first seasons produced without creator Mike Fleiss, who stepped away from the franchise in March following allegations of misconduct

On the other hand, the renewal doesn’t come as a big surprise as The Bachelor franchise continues to provide ABC with strong ratings despite overall declines across linear television. Season 27 of The Bachelor averaged about 2.9M viewers and a 0.58 demo rating per episode — which is solid, but definitely still a sharp decline from Season 26’s 3.66M average audience and 0.81 in the demo. In the meantime, check out the official renewal announcement, quoting, ‘Romance and roses and drama, oh my! We’ll be back with more #TheBachelor in no time.”

The Bachelor Season 28 Release Date: When will it premiere on ABC?

The exact release date of the next season has not been disclosed yet! 

But we are certain that The Bachelor Season 28 will most likely begin next year at the same time slot of 8/7c, just after the holidays. We say this with a bit of assurance as the prior seasons of The Bachelor have been released on the first Monday of January for the previous 15 seasons, with the exception of Zach Shallcross’ season, which began a few weeks later. Hence, if we keep these schedules in mind, there is no doubt that the show will definitely aim to release sometime around early 2024, with January being the ideal release window!

The only thing that is bound to change in the near future is the exact release date of the new season, which can be shifted a few months later depending on the schedule changes caused by the ongoing WGA strike and the SAG-AFTRA strike. Until there is any further confirmation, we urge the readers to enable notifications on the streaming platform and closely monitor social media in the interim to learn more about the series, which might be revealed in the coming months. Meanwhile, continue reading to find out what the fans can expect from the much-awaited The Bachelor Season 28!

Meet the New Bachelor: Joey Graziadei - The Bachelorette

The Bachelor Season 28 Plot: What to expect?  

After his heartbreaking departure at the end of Charity’s season of “The Bachelorette,” charismatic tennis pro Joey Graziadei will take a second shot at finding his perfect match! 

The official synopsis of the new season as per ABC states: After his heartbreaking departure at the end of Charity’s season of “The Bachelorette,” Joey Graziadei will take a second shot at finding his perfect match when he steps in as leading man for the upcoming 28th season of “The Bachelor.” The charismatic teaching tennis pro, who won over Bachelor Nation with his honesty and openness to find lasting love, will be handing out roses when the season premieres next year on ABC.

Joey Graziadei is a 28-year-old teaching tennis pro from Collegeville, Pennsylvania, who stole hearts all over America on season 20 of “The Bachelorette” with his loyalty, thoughtfulness, and compassion. Before his emotional exit, audiences saw Graziadei open up about his family values and how those closest to him have influenced his desire to find lasting love. As the Bachelor, Graziadei is looking for a life partner who is outgoing and caring and shares his love for adventure and exploring the outdoors. 

The Bachelor Season 28: Everything we know so far

He loves hiking, surfing, and ending his days watching the sunset but knows he has much more love to give, and the only thing missing is someone with whom to share his life. “The Bachelor” is produced by Warner Bros. Unscripted Television in association with Warner Horizon. Claire Freeland, Jason Ehrlich, Bennett Graebner, Peter Gust, Tim Warner, Jodi Baskerville, and Jeff Thomas serve as executive producers.

On the other hand, the rest of The Bachelor Season 28 cast hasn’t been announced yet! 

During After the Final Rose, viewers met the first contestant from Joey’s season. Lea lives in Hawaii like Joey, she shared, but expressed her frustration with the local dating scene. “It’s like a rock,” she said. “A little rock … so I came to Los Angeles and I’m like, OK, it’s gonna get better. It’s gonna get better. It didn’t get better.” Host Jesse Palmer gave Lea a mysterious envelope meant to be opened upon her arrival at Bachelor Mansion. Additionally, the show typically shares the lineup of women in the fall before filming begins — so check back here soon to get more details about the contestants!

The Bachelor Season 28 Official Episode Count: How many will be there, and where to stream?

The next season is expected to have a similar episode count (11 to 12 episodes) as the prior seasons, which will be confirmed later. It is intended that the show will ultimately convey what the contestants intend to convey to the audience. As of writing this, ABC has not revealed the exact episode titles or synopsis, which will be revealed as the premiere date approaches as it is expected to follow the theme of weekly elimination to find the perfect match for The Bachelor! So, we would advise fans to be patient while waiting for these updates, which will be issued in the coming weeks.  

When the release date draws close, The Bachelor Season 28 will be available to watch exclusively on ABC, where the episodes were originally aired. After the episodes are aired 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. You can also stream The Bachelor by renting or purchasing on Amazon Instant Video, iTunes, Google Play, and Vudu. You can also use a VPN to stream the series if it isn’t available in your region.

The Bachelor Season 28 Official Trailer: Has it been released?

We would like to highlight that the network hasn’t released any new teasers or trailers for the new season as the release date hasn’t been disclosed, leaving a lot of time for marketing to begin. We’ll have to wait for it for some time! Until then, fans can check out The Bachelor Season 27 to recap all the events that transpired in the last season as the bachelor, Zach Shallcross, found the winner, Kaity Biggar, with Gabi Elnicki being the runner-up. As of writing this, both Shallcross and Biggar moved in together in Austin, Texas, in July 2023 and are still engaged as of August 2023.

While you catch up on all the prior seasons, let us know what you think of The Bachelor being renewed for Season 28 in the comments.