Two months to go, and we've got an official ABC press release AND promo picture!
When Bachelorette Andi Dorfman said goodbye to Nick Viall just as he was preparing to pick out a ring for her, he was devastated. When Nick walked up to Kaitlyn Bristowe with an engagement ring in his pocket, only to be sent home, he was crushed. How could one man endure so much heartbreak? If you believe that “what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger,” Nick Viall, 35, a technology salesman from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is back stronger than ever, ready and eager to begin his search for true love on the 21st season of ABC’s hit romance reality series “The Bachelor,” premiering on MONDAY, JANUARY 2 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EST), on the ABC Television Network.
During its landmark 20th season, ABC’s “The Bachelor” ranked as the No. 1 TV show on Monday night among Adults 18-34 and Women 18-34, beating out the competition, including NBC’s “The Voice.” In fact for the entire 2015-16 season, the veteran ABC unscripted show finished among TV’s Top 5 broadcast entertainment series with Adults 18-34. “The Bachelor” was up year to year in Adults 18-34 to a 3-year high and among Teens 12-17 to a 5-year high.
When Nick took another chance to find love on the latest installment of “Bachelor in Paradise,” viewers were excited and truly happy for him. Unfortunately, once again, it wasn’t meant to be, leaving everyone to wonder if the sensitive and self-made Midwestern salesman would ever find the woman he would spend the rest of his life with. His journey on “Bachelor in Paradise” made him a fan favorite, with women and men across the country rooting for him to become the Bachelor and continue on his quest to find love.
After all these years, and all the heartbreak, it’s finally Nick’s turn to hand out the roses. Will he finally find that love he’s craved? He believes in finding love on the series and hopes it is his time now.
Hosted by Chris Harrison, “The Bachelor” is produced by Next Entertainment in association with Warner Horizon Television. Mike Fleiss, Elan Gale, Bennett Graebner and Nicole Woods are the executive producers.
I'm pretty sure that I couldn't be any more excited. So now what?
Well, Early Bird Pricing for the Public Bachelor League ends on Friday, November 4th at 10:00 AM ET.