‘The Bachelor’ 2016 Weekly Episode Schedule: When Does The Final Rose Ceremony Air, Where Does Ben Higgins Travel This Season?

The Bachelor Ben Higgins starts his journey to find love on Monday night, and fans are anxious to find out if the final rose ceremony ends with an engagement or if the 26-year-old software salesman leaves the show single and ready to mingle.

What time does the Bachelor season premiere start, when does the season end, and where does Ben travel with his ladies this season? Find the weekly episode schedule below, as well as a few spoiler-free hints about what’s to come on ABC’s popular reality TV show.

According to ABC, 28 girls were cast to appear on the 20th season of the Bachelor (see the full limo-exit lineup here). The first three episodes were filmed in Los Angeles, but unlike Ben’s predecessor Chris Soules, the cast and crew will do quite a bit of traveling outside the U.S. this season. If you’re feeling a bit chilly on Monday nights, the exotic dates in Mexico City, the Bahamas, and Jamaica should warm you up.

The two-hour Bachelor premiere begins January 4 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC. Chris Harrison will not only play host on the show, he will also host a one-hour Bachelor Live special that will air at 10 p.m. ET on January 4, 11, 18 and 25.

Here’s a list of air dates and filming locations for each episode, along with some key group or one-on-one dates. Set your DVR now so you don’t miss a minute of what promises to be another dramatic season of the Bachelor.

Season Premiere (January 4) Los Angeles: Ben will greet 28 ladies at the Bachelor mansion with one contestant’s horse stealing the spotlight. Of course, it’s not a premiere without a drunk girl. Keep an eye on contestant Lace Morris, who is not only rumored to have one too many cocktails on night one, she may turn out to be this season’s villain.

Episode 2 (January 11) Los Angeles: According to blogger Reality Steve, Ice Cube and Kevin Hart will take part in on of Ben’s first one-on-one dates that includes a screening of the new movie Ride Along 2.

Episode 3 (January 18) Los Angeles: It’s a Juan Pablo soccer date reboot. Ben and 12 of his ladies will go on a soccer group date and will be joined by 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup championship soccer team.

Episode 4 (January 25) Las Vegas, Nevada: Expect to see Chris Soules’ runner-up Becca Tilley go on a date with Ben in a wedding gown and another contestant on a casino date in Sin City.

Episode 5 (February 1) Mexico City, Mexico: WetPaint reports that one girl will get a one-on-one date with Ben and appear on stage at the Mercedes-Benz fashion show.

Episode 6 (February 8) Bahamas: This week will feature the always uncomfortable 2-on-1 date. Of course, one girl will leave the show heartbroken because that’s how it goes on the Bachelor.

Episode 7 (February 15) Warsaw, Indiana: This episode was filmed in Ben’s hometown. Two NBA stars will be part of Ben’s one-on-one date.

Episode 8 (February 22) – Hometown dates. If Reality Steve‘s spoilers are correct, Ben will go on dates in Ohio, Texas, California, and Oregon before picking his final three girls.

Episode 9 (February 29) Ocho Rios, Jamaica: Ben’s overnight dates were filmed at the Sandals Royal Plantation resort with ABC’s preview videos hinting that the final three girls will spend their final dates at this tropical getaway.

Episode 10 (March 7) Women Tell All: In past seasons, this special was filmed in Los Angeles. While there’s no confirmation where the filming will take place for Season 20, expect some fireworks from the drama queens when the girls get together to “tell all” about Ben and their co-stars.

Episode 11 (March 14) Season Finale — Will Ben propose at the final rose ceremony? Spoilers point to “yes” but fans who want to watch the season spoiler-free still have weeks to go to find out who the future Mrs. Higgins is.

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