The Bachelor

True love (or a TV facsimile thereof) gets the reality treatment in this long-running dating game, in which a successful bachelor romances a number of beauties. The list of possible paramours is reduced each week until he gives a final red rose to one of them. The series spun off 'The Bachelorette', a spate of rip-offs and very few lasting pairings.

Season 6, Episode 1 601

First Aired: September 22, 2004

The 25 women get to draw first blood as they pick one of two catches---real-estate agent Jay Overbye or pro fisherman Byron Velvick---to be the guy they go after. Once the choice is made, the winner moves right into Ladies Villa to figure out who voted for him...and which 10 are sent home without a rose. Chris Harrison hosts.

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  • Premiered: March 25, 2002
  • Rating: TV-14
  • Premise: True love (or a TV facsimile thereof) gets the reality treatment in this long-running dating game, in which a successful bachelor romances a number of beauties. The list of possible paramours is reduced each week until he gives a final red rose to one of t… (more)

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