The Bachelorette JoJo Fletcher started her journey to find love with 26 guys and is quickly narrowing down her choices through a series of dates and weekly rose ceremony eliminations.
Although ABC typically airs the Bachelorette on Monday nights, there are a few important changes to the schedule that fans should be aware of so they don’t miss a minute of the drama this season.
Stay in-the-know with the full weekly episode schedule below, along with rose ceremony elimination spoilers, travel locations, and the low-down on the Men Tell All special and the season finale.
[Warning: Bachelorette Season 12 spoilers ahead]
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Before she hands out her final rose on the season finale, JoJo will deal with plenty of drama including rumors about some of the guys’ ex-girlfriends and shocking accusations from her ex-boyfriend, Chad Rookstool. It’s apparent that the name “Chad” isn’t all that lucky for JoJo — contestant Chad Johnson created some over-the-top drama this season and is undoubtedly the craziest villain in the history of the show.
Here’s a look at what’s happened so far and what’s to come on the Bachelorette Season 12.
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The first three episodes were filmed in Los Angeles with a total of 12 guys leaving the show by the third week. On the season premiere (May 23), JoJo eliminated Jon Hamilton, Coley Knust, Sal DeJulio, Jake, Peter Medina, and Nick Sharp. The following week (May 30), three guys went home — Will Haduch, Brandon Howell, and James Spadafor.
The last episode filmed in L.A. (Episode 3, June 6) was one to remember with the raunchy sex dates and Chad ripping Evan’s shirt. Three men were sent home that week —Nick Benvenutti, Christian Bishop, and Ali Zahiri.
JoJo and her remaining guys started traveling on Episode 4 (June 7). The remaining guys traveled to Pennsylvania, the last U.S. stop before the dates begin overseas. Fortunately, Chad was eliminated during the 2-on-1 date. JoJo also sends Daniel Maguire and James Fuertas home at the rose ceremony.
Episode 5 will not air on June 13 due to ABC’s NBA Finals coverage. That means Bachelorette fans will have to wait until June 20 for the show to resume — a long break for those who enjoy the Monday night drama.
On Episode 5 (June 20) the remaining 11 guys will travel to Uruguay for two one-on-one dates and a group date. Three men will go home — Vinny Venteri, Grant Kemp, and Evan Bass — but there are rumors that they are both headed to Bachelor in Paradise for another round of drama.
Episode 6 (June 27) was filmed in Argentina. Reality Steve reports the second 2-on-1 date of the season will take place this week — Derek gets eliminated, Chase gets the rose. JoJo will send Wells Adams home at the rose ceremony.
The next episode is due to air on Monday, July 4 but ABC may opt to skip a week again. There is also the possibility of another round of back-to-back episodes coming up. This post will be updated when ABC announces any changes to the air date schedule.
Episode 7 (July 11) is also filmed in Argentina and will be the end of the road for two more guys. James Taylor and Alex Woytkiw will leave the week before hometowns.
Episode 8 (July 18) features the hometown dates with JoJo’s final four guys — Robby Hayes, Luke Pell, Jordan Rodgers, and Chase McNary. Spoilers point to Luke Pell getting eliminated after hometowns, but there are rumors that he’ll be back on TV soon as the next Bachelor.
Episode 9 (July 25) is a big one for JoJo’s final three guys. Jordan, Chase, and Robby all get to meet JoJo’s family in Thailand. Then the guys take turns shacking up in the Fantasy Suite with JoJo to talk about the future or make up some new sex stories.
Did she sleep with all three guys? Unless they kiss and tell we won’t know, but she recently told People that she was “open to spending the night” with her final three and it was a good time to let “whatever happens, happen.” Unfortunately what happens is Chase doesn’t get a rose and goes home, leaving JoJo with her final two — Robby and Jordan.
The Bachelor: Men Tell All special is scheduled for July 31 (air date subject to change). Expect lots of man-bonding between the guys, except for Chad. He will undoubtedly be in the hot seat and was the only guy who didn’t get along in the house. Other than that, it was a bro love fest. Chris Harrison will probably announce the names of the guys who are heading to Bachelor in Paradise (click the link to find out now).
The Bachelorette Season Finale and live After the Final Rose special is currently scheduled to air August 1. According to Reality Steve, filming took place in Thailand and spoilers indicate that JoJo confronts Robby about his ex-girlfriend and then sends him home. It should come as no surprise that Jordan wins the final rose — will she break off their engagement when she learns what his ex-girlfriends have to say about him?
Host Chris Harrison may address the rumors about Jordan on the live After the Final Rose special (10 p.m. ET on August 1) or perhaps JoJo will pretend she’s fine with the gossip and tell everyone they are totally in love. Time will tell if they make it as a couple or issues a breakup announcement a few months from now.
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