The series revolves around a bachelor who chooses a potential wife from among 25 women. The show follows the bachelor as he goes on a series of dates with the women, some of them group dates, some one-on-one dates. On each episode women are eliminated, generally during the rose ceremony at the end of the episode, but sometimes on the dates (during what are called "elimination dates"). The process culminates towards the end of the season with a few of the women going on overnight dates, and meetings between the bachelor, the women, and their respective families. At the end of the show, the bachelor chooses one woman with whom he would like to continue a relationship. Sometimes he proposes marriage, sometimes other levels of commitment.
The runner-up from the first season, Trista Rehn, later starred in The Bachelorette, a spin-off program in which the format is gender-reversed.
In the season premiere, we get to meet Aaron again, and learn what motivated him to take his quest for love on to television. As Aaron puts it, "the timing couldn't be better." Aaron claims he is a full 180-degrees from Alex, the first Bachelor, and will not be misleading like Alex was. Aaron admits he would have liked to have seen a proposal from Alex, and when Chris asks him, Aaron says several weeks from now, he could see himself popping the question. Aaron is then introduced to each of the 25 Bachelorettes, as he welcomes them to the first night party. As Alex makes the rounds, Erin points out that Liangy and some of the other girls have really isolated themselves from the group. Liangy reveals that the rumor circulating through the party is that Gwen is someone Aaron already has his eye on. When pressed, Aaron admits he thinks true love may have already struck. Before entering his deliberation, Aaron plays the piano for all of his dates. As he deliberates, Aaron reveals he has a g
Host Chris Harrison introduces the 15 remaining women to their 'Ladies' Villa,' the fabulous Malibu mansion where they will live as they prepare for their upcoming group dates. After that, Aaron must present roses to the ten women whom he'd like to continue dating Episode 2 begins with Chris telling the Bachelorettes they need to be packed before each Rose Ceremony. He then directs them to the first date package. First Group Date: Del Mar Race Track Dana, Frances, Gwen, Heather, Helene The group takes a private train to the race track. On the way, Aaron grabs some one-on-one time with Helene, but Gwen keeps a close eye on them. Aaron steps away to call Angela back at the Ladies' Villa and wish her a happy birthday. At the racetrack, the Bachelorettes all place their bets, the winner receiving a surprise. At the Villa, the ladies are all enjoying some pool-side R&R, and Heather from Texas is spraying all of the others with her hairspray in lieu of suntan lotion. Gwen wins the racetrac
Aaron's close friends, Ryan and Melissa (siblings), move into the guest house at the Ladies' Villa to learn more about the ten women that Aaron is dating. Their observations and interactions will help him determine the women with whom he is most compatible. Some will be lucky enough to have one-on-one dates with Aaron, but others will not â€” which naturally sparks some jealousy in the Ladies' Villa. Aaron's friends Melissa and Ryan (siblings to each other) arrive at the Ladies' Villa, and move in for a few days, to get the inside scoop on the ladies. They immediately give a quiz to the women, with two one-on-one dates at stake. First One-on-One Date: Helene Shopping at Nicole Miller, and a private show at the Hollywood Bowl Melissa and Ryan choose Helene for Aaron's first one-on-one date, because they see her as a challenge to Aaron â€” something they think he needs. Aaron and Helene head to the Nicole Miller store, where Helene tries on several articles of clothing. They then head to a
The ladies sit down with Chris and are told that a personality they took during the application process for the show was actually a compatibility test, to see who is most compatible with Aaron. The three women who are the most compatible will get individual dates with Aaron, and the other three will share him on a group date. First Individual Date: Heather Spa Evening in Santa Barbara The other ladies are surprised when Heather gets the first date box, as they don't see Aaron and Heather together. Aaron expects that she will be very forward and try to kiss him, based on what she said in the previous night's video diary. They take a helicopter up to Santa Barbara, and Heather is smitten by Aaron â€” she says that she finally knows what love means. As they get massages, Heather says she is feeling an incredible attraction between them, and she can see Aaron as the man in her life. Meanwhile, Aaron describes the date as "just fun." They take a hot tub and then go swimming together, where
As the four ladies prepare to take Aaron home to meet their families, they must also say goodbye to each other and move out of the Ladies' Villa. Meanwhile, even as relationships are growing stonger, Aaron must present roses to only the three women he would like to continue dating. The ladies are greeted by Chris, who gives them a chance to say goodbye to each other and the Ladie's Villa, as they are moving out. The individual dates will begin with Aaron flying to each ladies' hometown to meet their parents. First Trip: Buffalo to meet Gwen Aaron meets Gwen, and they drive through Buffalo on the way to meet her parents Marie and Phil, her sister Mary Beth, and her friend Louise. When they sit down, Marie takes out a list of twenty questions, all of which Aaron answers quite deftly. Phil says he can see walking down the aisle to give Gwen away to Aaron. After lunch, Aaron and Gwen head to Niagra Falls for a romantic interlude. Gwen confesses to the camera that she feels much more connec
Relationships are intensifying as Aaron and Brooke take a dreamy trip to the island of Kauai; then Aaron and Gwen tour romantic San Francisco and finally, Aaron and Helene have a cozy time in Aspen.
The women who didn't receive roses from Aaron reunite to dish and give their predictions on which of the two women (Brooke or Helene) he's likely to choose on The Bachelor: The Women Tell All. And in a surprising twist, Aaron shows up to the take the heat! The special features previously unseen footage and behind the scenes material from the series. (Brooke and Helene are not included in this special).
Aaron's quest for love comes to an end, but who will he choose? Brooke and Helene vie for his heart, but only one will get the ring. Tune in to find out who the lucky gal is!
Nearly 26 million Americans watched as Aaron Buerge proposed marriage to Helene Eksterowicz last November. Now, amidst rumors of a break-up, Aaron and Helene sit down to discuss their relationship. While Aaron has chosen to publicly air his version of events, Helene elected to keep her experience private â€¦ until now. In an interview with Chris Harrison, she breaks her silence for the first time to tell the true story of a relationship built with the whole world watching. Viewers will also hear the future plans of The Bachelorette, Trista Rehn, and her chosen man, and see how dramatically life has changed in the brief time they've been a "public" couple. Is the Bachelorette now the fiancÃ©e? Has a date been set? Are they certain theirs is the love that will last a lifetime? The couple joins Chris Harrison for a very candid interview. This episode started with an interview of Helene alone after she had express a need to talk seperately from Aaron. She explains why, in her words, the rela
"The Bachelor: Where Are they Now?" brings back the "Bachelor" and "Bachelorette" stars: Christi, Shannon, Heather Texas, Brooke and Gwen from season 2, Bob and Jamie from the Bachelorette, Shannon from season 1 and others. Also, Trista and Ryan go shopping for a wedding dress, and Shannon (season one) meets her new boyfriend's parents. We are also promised a proposal, but we'll have to wait and see.
This week we will be introduced to the new Bachelor, Andrew Firestone. We also meet his family, three of the bachelor runner-ups and the 25 bachelorettes for this new and exciting season of The Bachelor. Andrew Firestone, the great-grandson of tire entrepreneur Harvey Firestone, has been picked to be the new Bachelor. A real millionaire, Firestone's addition to "The Bachelor" franchise takes the show to a whole new level. The son of pioneering vintner Brooks Firestone, founder of Firestone Vineyard, one of California's successful winery and brewery enterprises, and of former British Royal Ballet soloist Catherine Boulton, Firestone hopes to meet a woman who shares his desire for a serious, long-term relationship â€” and even possibly marriage. Read more about Andrew here! Firestone will get to know these twenty-five women via a series of social gatherings and exotic, romantic dates â€” in groups of five with some, and individually with others. He will introduce some of the women to his cl