The 13th season of The Bachelorette will premiere May 22, 2017. The season featured 31-year-old Rachel Lindsay, an attorney. She first appeared on the twenty-first season of The Bachelor, where she was rejected by Nick Viall.
She ultimately chose Bryan Abasolo and accepted his proposal.
Filming and developmentEdit
For the first time in Bachelor history, the next bachelorette was revealed while her season of The Bachelor was still airing and she had yet to be eliminated. Rachel is also the first African-American bachelor/bachelorette in the show's history.
On May 18, 2017, Rachel spoiled, via a conference call, that she is engaged. It is the first time that the star of a Bachelor franchise reveals the seasons outcome before it has even begun.
Casting and contestantsEdit
The details surrounding this season were kept under wraps. Unlike previous seasons, no informations about the men were released until four days before the premiere.
During the season 21 After the Final Rose show, Rachel got to meet four of the men vying for her heart; DeMario, Blake, Dean and Eric.
Six of the men were also revealed when they appeared on date a date during a taping of "The Ellen DeGeneres Show"; Fred, Alex, Jonathan, Bryan, Will and Peter.
The season began with 31 contestants.
DeMario Jackson, Dean Unglert, Diggy Moreland, Matt Munson, Iggy Rodriguez, Jack Stone, Jonathan Treece, Fred Johnson, Blake Elarbee, and Adam Gottschalk participated in the fourth season of Bachelor in Paradise. DeMario quit in week 1. Diggy was eliminated in week 1.
|The contestant received a first impression rose.|
|The contestant received a rose during a date.|
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|The contestant was eliminated during a date.|
|The contestant was eliminated outside the rose ceremony.|
|The contestant won the competition.|
|No. in season||Title||Original air date|
|1||"Week 1: Limo Arrivals"||May 22, 2017|
|Season 13 begins with Texas attorney Rachel Lindsay getting advice from some close friends who appeared with her on last season of "The Bachelor," before meeting 31 suitors eager to impress her and receive the coveted first impression rose.|
|2||"Week 2"||May 29, 2017|
|Rachel takes eight lucky guys to a backyard barbecue in Malibu where Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis help with a husband material obstacle course. Later, Rachel invites one bachelor to a Palm Springs dog festival; and 10 men spend the day with NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. At the cocktail party, an unwelcome guest crashes the event and asks to see Rachel.|
|3||"Week 3"||June 5, 2017|
|Six lucky guys go on a group date to "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," where they strip and dance to raise money for charity. Later, Rachel takes one bachelor on a horseback ride down Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills to go shopping; and Rachel's friends surprise her with a mud wrestling competition between eight bachelors in front of a rambunctious crowd.|
|4||"Week 4"||June 19, 2017|
|Rachel and the guys head to Hilton Head Island, S.C., where one bachelor struggles with a fear of heights on the Goodyear Blimp. Later, Rachel and her date attend a private concert by Russell Dickerson; and the guys participate in a spelling bee.|
|5||"Week 5"||June 26, 2017|
|Rachel and a handsome suitor embrace the oyster culture of Bluffton, S.C. After the rose ceremony, Rachel and the remaining bachelors head to Oslo, Norway, where she and one lucky guy rappel down a giant Olympic ski jump. Later, Rachel takes bitter rivals on the dreaded two-on-one date.|
|6||"Week 6"||June 27, 2017|
|Rachel sends one man home from the two-on-one date. After the rose ceremony, Rachel and the remaining bachelors travel to Copenhagen, Denmark, where a group of guys take part in spirited Viking-style games. Later, Rachel takes one lucky suitor on a day trip to Sweden, before she and the men travel Geneva, Switzerland.|
|7||"Week 7"||July 10, 2017|
|Rachel and the six remaining bachelors visit Geneva, Switzerland, where roses are handed out on three individual dates and one group date. Rachel takes Bryan shopping and Peter on a helicopter flight over the Swiss Alps. Adam, Eric and Matt go on a boat ride to a stunning castle where they try to win Rachel's favor.|
|8||"Week 8: Hometowns"||July 17, 2017|
|Rachel returns to the U.S. and goes on four hometown dates where she meets the parents of the final four bachelors. After the revealing visits, Rachel realizes she is falling in love with all four men and must make an impossible decision to send home someone she can't imagine living without.|
|9||"Week 9"||July 24, 2017|
|Rachel heads home to Dallas with the final three men so they can meet her family. While there, one man shares his reservations with Rachel's mom, and another is grilled about his sincerity. Later, Rachel takes the guys to Spain for romantic overnight dates.|
|10||"The Men Tell All||July 31, 2017|
|Rachel and her most memorable men return to discuss their experiences. Included: Lee and Kenny set the record straight about their volatile relationship; Blake and Lucas come face-to-face; and Adam talks about being sent home before the hometown visits.|
|11||"Finale"||August 7, 2017|
|Rachel makes her final decision.|
|12||"After the Final Rose"||August 7, 2017|
|Rachel recaps the season in a live interview with host Chris Harrison.|