What time does the The Bachelorette season premiere start, and how can fans watch the show live online? Kaitlyn Bristowe and Britt Nilsson will greet 25 guys at the Bachelor mansion on May 18, and most viewers will be be able to watch every episode of ABC's popular reality show live streaming on their computer, tablet, or smartphone.
The two-night season premiere starts on Monday, May 18 at 9 p.m. ET on ABC, with the second part of the premiere airing at 8 p.m. ET on Tuesday, May 19. After the premiere airs, the entire season of The Bachelorette will air on ABC TV every Monday night, right up until the final rose ceremony scheduled to air on July 27.
If you aren't near a television to watch the premiere or any future episodes, ABC is offering live stream coverage via the Watch ABC app for viewers in the following cities: Chicago, Fresno, Houston, Los Angeles, New York City, Philadelphia, Raleigh-Durham, and San Francisco. To use the app, viewers must verify their participating TV provider account — Verizon FiOS, Comcast, Cox, ATT-Uverse — to gain access to the free live stream.
If you aren't able to watch The Bachelor live online, or on your local ABC TV channel, you can keep up with the latest details about the show on Twitter. Follow host Chris Harrison (@ChrisBHarrison), producer Mike Fleiss (@Fleissmeister), and the Bachelorettes, Kaitlyn Bristowe (@KaitlynBristowe), and Britt Nilsson (@BrittKarolina)
A cast of 25 guys will vote for the Bachelorette they want to keep on night one. The results of the vote will be revealed on the second night of the premiere, with Reality Steve spoiling that the majority of the guys picked Kaitlyn.
However, it appears that Britt will still have a role on the show, with rumors that she is dating one of Kaitlyn's castoffs, and she may make an appearance on Bachelor in Paradise Season 2 this August.
After this week's two-night premiere, the cast and crew will remain in Los Angeles for for Episodes 2 (May 25) and 3 (June 1). Kaitlyn and her remaining guys will then travel to New York City for Episode 4 (June 8), with Andi Dorfman's ex, Nick Viall reportedly joining the cast in San Antonio for Episode 5 (June 15). Reality Steve states that the group will travel overseas to Dublin, Ireland for Episode 6 (June 22), but the location of the final episodes is still unknown.
According to a previous report from the Inquisitr, there are rumors that there may only be three guys on hometown dates this season, with no other information leaked (yet) about the overnight dates. Where the final rose ceremony was filmed is being kept under wraps, but both the season finale and the After the Finale Rose special are scheduled to air July 27.
Get your wine and cheese ready and tune in to watch the season premiere of The Bachelorette starting at 9 p.m. on May 18.