What time does Ben and Lauren: Happily Ever After start on Tuesday night, and how can fans watch the Bachelor spinoff via live streaming online? The highly anticipated premiere episode of Ben Higgins and Lauren Bushnell’s new reality show will air on the Freeform network, formerly ABC Family, but many viewers who don’t have cable are wondering how they can watch the new series online.
Find online and TV viewing information below as well as several preview videos and some scoop on what’s to come on the first season of Ben and Lauren: Happily Ever After.
The one-hour season premiere of Ben and Lauren: Happily Ever After begins at 8 p.m. ET on Tuesday, October 11. Unlike the Bachelor and Bachelorette, the spinoff will not air on ABC but on the Freeform TV channel, a subsidiary of the Disney–ABC Television Group.
If you aren’t near a TV, Freeform does offer live streaming, but unfortunately the channel only live streams select shows and Ben and Lauren’s new show isn’t one of them. However, the network normally adds episodes from their television shows to their online site, Freeform.Go.com approximately 24 hours after they air on TV.
The series will begin with a recap of Ben’s journey to find love on the Bachelor, followed by a look at the moment they got engaged, and then on to their new post-Bachelor life in Denver.
According to Disney ABC, a number of past contestants from the Bachelor, Bachelorette, and Bachelor in Paradise will appear on various episode throughout the season. On Episode 1, Ben and Lauren will get a visit from twins Haley and Emily Ferguson who appeared on Ben’s season and on the summer spinoff, Bachelor in Paradise 2.
Unfortunately, their appearance on the show doesn’t sound all that exciting — they will help Lauren pick out and install in the home she shares with Ben, something that doesn’t go as smoothly as Lauren had expected.
— BenandLaurenTV (@BenandLaurenTV) September 27, 2016
The show may get slightly more dramatic when Ben and Lauren meet up with Bachelorette JoJo Fletcher and her fiance, Jordan Rodgers. This will put all of them in an uncomfortable position since it wasn’t that long ago that Ben told JoJo he was in love with her during his season of the Bachelor— not to mention the rumors that point to Ben sleeping with JoJo during their overnight date.
Other former Bachelor franchise stars who are scheduled to appear on the show include the ever-annoying Chad Johnson, and newly engaged Lace Morris and Grant Kemp (Bachelor in Paradise) who will go on a camping trip with Ben and Lauren (Episode 3, October 25).
“Ben and Lauren are joined by some of their Bachelor family for a camping trip – but all hell breaks loose when villain Chad shows up and threatens to ruin everything.”
Many Bachelor fans are excited to watch Ben and Lauren: Happily Ever After, but some of the feedback on social media points to a show that could be a real sleeper. After all, the couple isn’t all that exciting — they are painfully normal.
Fans of the Bachelor franchise are used to lots of drama (Ahem, Chad), but chances are that won’t be the case with this spinoff. However, Freeform cleverly added a question mark at the end of the title, prompting some fans to wonder if the couple’s relationship will end in a happily ever after or a breakup.
— BenandLaurenTV (@BenandLaurenTV) October 11, 2016
So far, all signs point to a wedding for Ben and Lauren, but will it happen on this season of Ben and Lauren: Happily Ever After?
On the night before the premiere, Ben and Lauren told Us Weekly that they aren’t quite there yet and have been “overwhelmed” filming the show.
“We have really been trying to focus on our relationship and taking everything day by day. Life has been so crazy that I think if we start to think [about airing a wedding special], we get a little overwhelmed, and we’re just finishing up this project.”
Do you think Ben and Lauren will get married?
Watch Ben and Lauren: Happily Ever After on Tuesday night’s at 8 p.m. ET on Freeform.
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