The 14th season of The Bachelorette premiered on May 28, 2018. The season featured 28-year-old Becca Kufrin, a publicist.
Filming and development
Arie broke off his engagement to Becca shortly after filming had wrapped. He went on to get engaged to the runner-up.
Becca was announced as the new bachelorette on the After the Final Rose show.
Casting and contestants
Becca got to meet five of the men, at the After the Final Rose show.
The show came under fire when it was revealed that Garrett Yrigoyen, who was the recipient of the "First Impression" rose, had liked offensive posts on Instagram that mocked the trans community, immigrants, and liberal women, along with one post that referred to a survivor of the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting as a crisis actor. He later apologized on Instagram for the hurt and offense that liking the posts may have caused and stated that he will be more mindful of what he likes in the future as those likes "were not a true reflection of [him] or [his morals]".
On June 13, 2018, the show came under more fire for allowing contestant Lincoln Adim to be on the show after he had been charged with groping and assaulting a female on a harbor cruise ship on May 30, 2016. He was convicted of this crime after he had finished filming and one week before the season premiered. He will have to register as a sex-offender. Warner Bros., who produces the show, claims that he lied about facing sexual misconduct charges and that they use a third-party company to do background checks, claiming:
"The report we received did not reference any incident or charge relating to the recent conviction ― or any other charges relating to sexual misconduct. We are currently investigating why the report did not contain this information, which we will share when we have it."
The season began with 28 contestants.
|No. in season||Title||Original air date|
|1||"Week 1: Limo Arrivals"||May 28, 2018|
|In the Season 14 premiere, a self-confident Becca Kufrin seeks out support and advice from former Bachelorettes who all found true love: Rachel, JoJo and Kaitlyn.|
|2||"Week 2"||June 4, 2018|
|Twenty-one men—still reeling from the dramatic first rose ceremony —look to get their love story with Becca off to a good start as they move into the mansion. Fan-favorite Bachelorette couple Rachel and Bryan put eight of the bachelors through their paces in an obstacle course meant to test their abilities as a groom. Blake gets the first one-on-one date of the season planned by Chris Harrison with an assist from celebrity rapper Lil Jon. Ten men show play in a dodgeball tournament.|
|3||"Week 3"||June 12, 2018|
|Becca goes on a spa date with six gentlemen; Chris joins Becca at Capitol Records studios, where they meet Richard Marx; one hopeful bachelor has a freak accident; and a group of men meet Becca at a football field to run drills.|
|4||"Week 4"||June 18, 2018|
|Clay's exit revs up the already fierce competition for Becca's heart. The cocktail party continues with a private conversation between the Bachelorette and Blake while an intimate sit-down chat with Jordan ends in a surprise. Two unlucky men do not receive a rose at the next ceremony. The group begins their journey with a trip to Park City, Utah. Becca and her date of the day join celebrated 2006 Olympic bobsled silver medalists Valerie Fleming and Shauna Rohbock for a quick trip down the track.|