The Bachelorette on ABC
The Bachelorette is a spin-off from the American competitive reality dating game show The Bachelor.
In its January 2003 debut on ABC, the first season featured Trista Rehn, the runner-up date from the first season of The Bachelor, offering the opportunity for Rehn to choose a husband among 25 bachelors. The 2004 season of The Bachelorette again took a runner-up from the previous season of The Bachelor. After last airing on February 28, 2005, the series returned to ABC during the spring of 2008, following an absence of three years.
All of the rules are adopted from its parent show, The Bachelor. The series revolves around a single bachelorette (deemed eligible) and a pool of romantic interests (typically 25; 30 in season 5), which could include a potential husband for the bachelorette. The format is the same as the parent show. Unlike The Bachelor, one of two male suitors proposes to the bachelorette for the final selection.
Unlike The Bachelor, all eight seasons of The Bachelorette have ended with a proposal whether or not the Bachelorette decided to accept or decline. Trista Rehn’s marriage to Ryan Sutter and Ashley Hebert’s marriage to JP Rosenbaum have been the only marriages to result.
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Season 1 (2003): Trista Rehn, the runner-up of the first season of The Bachelor, who was sent home by Alex Michel over winner Amanda Marsh.
Season 2 (2004): Meredith Phillips, who was sent home by bachelor Bob Guiney during hometown dates.
Season 3 (2005): Jennifer Schefft, selected by Andrew Firestone in season three of The Bachelor, got a second chance at love, after her relationship with Firestone ended, in The Bachelorette’s third season. The season was filmed in New York City instead of Los Angeles.
Season 4 (2008): DeAnna Pappas, who first appeared in season eleven of The Bachelor, and was rejected by bachelor Brad Womack in his first season. Pappas made a surprise return in season 13 of The Bachelor.
Season 5 (2009) Jillian Harris, who was eliminated by bachelor Jason Mesnick in season thirteen of The Bachelor, was the fifth bachelorette. She is also the first non-American bachelorette, as she is from Canada.
Season 6 (2010): Ali Fedotowsky, who walked away from bachelor Jake Pavelka just before the rose ceremony in season 14 of The Bachelor, was the sixth bachelorette.
Season 7 (2011):Ashley Hebert, who was rejected by bachelor Brad Womack in season 15 of The Bachelor, was the seventh bachelorette.
Season 8 (2012): Emily Maynard, chosen by bachelor Brad Womack, also in season 15 of The Bachelor, got a second chance at love, after her relationship with Womack ended, on the eighth season of The Bachelorette. Maynard is the second Bachelor winner to star in The Bachelorette after Jen Schefft. In addition, the production temporarily moved from Los Angeles to Maynard’s hometown in Charlotte, North Carolina so that Emily could stay with her daughter Ricki during production.
Season 9 (2013): Desiree Hartsock, who was sent home after the hometown dates by Sean Lowe in season 17 of The Bachelor, was the ninth Bachelorette.
Season 10 (2014): Andi Dorfman, who walked away from bachelor Juan Pablo Galavis just before the rose ceremony in season 18 of The Bachelor will be the next Bachelorette.