The 22nd season of The Bachelor will premiere on January 1, 2018. It will feature 36-year-old Arie Luyendyk Jr., a race car driver. He previously appeared on Emily Maynard's season of The Bachelorette.
Filming and developmentEdit
Casting and contestantsEdit
Arie was announced as the Bachelor on September 7, 2017, on Good Morning America.
The women were announced on December 9, 2017.
This season will travel to many places like, Lake Tahoe; Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Paris, France; Tuscany, Italy and Peru. Appearances for this season will include racing driver Robby Gordon, Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling wrestlers Ursula Hayden and Angelina Altishin, wrestler Kenny King, singer/songwriter Connor Duermit, country band Lanco, indie singer and songwriter Tenille Arts and French singer Pauline Paris.
The season began with 29 contestants.
Bibiana and Lauren G. will be on The Bachelor Winter Games.
|No. in season||Title||Original air date|
|1||"Week 1: Limo Arrivals"||January 1, 2018|
|In the Season 22 premiere, Arie meets with Sean and Catherine Lowe and their son, Samuel, before his journey begins. At the mansion, he meets the bachelorettes, including a "kissing bandit" and a woman who gives him compliments in Dutch, his second language.|
|2||"Week 2"||January 8, 2018|
|Arie's search for love gets off to a fast start with back-to-back one-on-one dates with Becca K. and Krystal. The Bachelor transports Becca K., via a slick motorcycle ride, to a breathtaking oceanside Malibu mansion, where celebrity fashion designer Rachel Zoe works her magic on Arie's date. Krystal looks to a possible future with the Bachelor when she visits his hometown of Scottsdale, Ariz., and meets his family. But she is concealing a dark secret that might scare Arie away.|
|3||"Week 3"||January 15, 2018|
|As the charming race car driver intensifies his search for his soul mate among the 18 remaining women, Arie selects eight women to battle for supremacy in the wrestling arena with two top veterans of the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling (GLOW)—Ursula Hayden and Angelina Altishin—sharing their secrets of success in the ring. The undercard will feature a surprise guest, Kenny "Pretty Boy Pit Bull" King from Bachelorette Rachel's season, who will take on the Bachelor himself.|