The Bachelorette JoJo Fletcher begins her journey to find love on Monday night and fans are anxious to watch the drama unfold when 26 guys arrive at the famous Bachelor Mansion in Los Angeles.
What time does the Bachelorette season premiere start, when does the final rose ceremony air, and where does JoJo travel with her guys this season? Scroll down to find a list of air dates and filming locations for each episode — all spoiler free.
— The Bachelorette (@BacheloretteABC) May 21, 2016
Set your DVR now so you don’t miss a minute of the 11-week season that host Chris Harrison promises will be filled with plenty of “man cry.” Keep in mind, if you don’t get your fill of drama from JoJo and her guys, the third season of Bachelor in Paradise premieres on August 2, one day after the Bachelorette finale.
Season Premiere (May 23 — Los Angeles) According to ABC, the two-hour premiere will begin at 9 p.m. ET on Monday, May 23, but the series will fall back into its normal 8 p.m. ET time slot starting with Episode 2 on May 30.
JoJo will greet 26 guys at the mansion and of course there will be a few notable entrances including contestant Luke Pell who rides up to the mansion on a horse with an alicorn (unicorn horn) strapped to its head. As usual, several guys drink a wee bit too much at the first cocktail party, including Daniel and Vince.
Could Luke be JoJo’s unicorn? https://t.co/bqGGqp93Tx
— The Bachelorette (@BacheloretteABC) May 21, 2016
In addition to the cocktail party craziness, fans will see the return of three former Bachelorette stars who give JoJo some tips on picking the right guy. Spoilers indicate that six men will be eliminated on night one.
Week 2 (May 30 — Los Angeles) This season’s first one-on-one and group dates get underway on the second episode. Fans on Twitter leaked a few photos early-on in the filming; one showed JoJo on a one-on-one date in Malibu.
When you see Jojo from the bachelorette filming the new season in Malibu pic.twitter.com/xdX1cfUxrd
— Taylor Flynn (@taytaychrissy) March 19, 2016
Week 3 (June 6 — Los Angeles area) The third episode features another round of dates and more eliminations before the men who received roses start traveling.
Note: Week 4 and 5 will air back to back on June 13/14
Week 4 (June 13 — Pennsylvania) After three rose ceremonies in the mansion, JoJo and her remaining guys travel to the Nemacolin Woodlands Resort in Farmington, Pennsylvania. Fans can expect to see at least two dates this week — a group date at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh that features NFL stars Ben Roethlisberger, Hines Ward and Brett Keisel, and a one-on-one date filmed at a Dan + Shay concert in Greensburg.
Per ABC, the Bachelorette will not air on June 16 due to the NBA finals.
Week 5 (June 20 — Punta del Este, Uruguay) More dates and eliminations for JoJo this week. Reality Steve states that least one date takes place at the Capi Bar in Punta de Este during this week and it be the dreaded two-on-one date.
Week 6 (June 27 — Buenos Aires, Argentina) Eight men remain on this episode, and there are rumors that there may be a second “2 on 1” dates this week. In past seasons, there has been only one, but producers may be changing things up this season.
— Kelsey Kinser Evans (@kelskevans) April 8, 2016
Programming note: ABC has not confirmed this yet, but the Bachelorette may not air on Monday, July 4 — Week 7 may air on July 11. The schedule below is subject to change.
Week 7 (July 11 — Argentina) JoJo will narrow down her choices to four guys at the Episode 7 rose ceremony. Her final four guys will head back to the United States for hometown dates.
Week 8 Hometown Dates (July 18 — California, Texas, Florida, Colorado). Filmed in late April, spoilers indicate that JoJo traveled to Florida, Texas, Colorado, and California to meet up with her remaining four men and their families. One of the final four was eliminated at the rose ceremony, leaving three guys to travel on to the overnights.
Week 9 Overnight/Fantasy Suite Dates (July 25 —Phuket, Thailand) JoJo’s final three guys meet JoJo’s family, go on their final one-on-one dates, and decide whether or not to spend the night in the Fantasy Suite.
According to Reality Steve, all three men accept the key to the suite, but what happens behind closed doors will be kept a secret unless one of the guys pulls a Nick Viall and talks about it on the After the Final Rose special.
Week 10 Bachelorette: Men Tell All (July 31 – Los Angeles) Typically filmed in L.A. the weekend before it is televised, fans may see Chris Harrison introduce a few of JoJo’s rejected suitors as contestants on Bachelor in Paradise Season 3 (premiere date — August 2).
Week 11 Season Finale and After The Final Rose special (August 1 — Thailand) Filming for JoJo’s season wrapped up in early May, but fans won’t get to see what happens at the final rose ceremony until the August 1 final rose ceremony. ABC’s live After the Final Rose special will follow the two-hour finale.
Who can resist a good love song? https://t.co/tLLe4lWzGb
— The Bachelorette (@BacheloretteABC) May 16, 2016
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