'The Bachelorette' Season 16: Release date, show format, trailer and all you need to know about ABC's reality dating show

With Season 16 of 'The Bachelorette' just around the corner, here is all you need to know about the popular show

                            'The Bachelorette' Season 16:  Release date, show format, trailer and all you need to know about ABC's reality dating show
Clare Crawley (ABC)

Season 16 of 'The Bachelorette' hasn't even aired yet, but there's enough buzz around town about the season which has been promoted as the "most dramatic" season ever, that will leave everyone in the 'Bachelor Nation' talking. Before the dreaded Covid-19 pandemic took over our lives, former 'The Bachelor' contestant Clare Crawley was announced as the Bachelorette.

But thanks to the pandemic, filming had to be pushed to a later date, and if the grapevine is anything to go by, then we might be witnessing two Bachelorettes in the upcoming season. Read on to know all about the upcoming Season 16.

Release date

'The Bachelorette' Season 16 premieres on Tuesday, October 13, at 8 pm EDT on ABC. Following the premiere, you can catch new episodes every Tuesday at 8 pm EDT on ABC. 


The reality TV dating show, a  spin-off of 'The Bachelor', first premiered in 2003. Following the same rules as 'The Bachelor', the series revolves around a bachelorette who is usually a contestant from the previous season of 'The Bachelor'. 'The Bachelorette' meets around 30 romantic interests, among whom she looks for a potential husband. The bachelorette goes on group dates and solo dates with the contestants, and in the end, two contestants make it to the rose ceremony. The final two contestants propose to 'The Bachelorette' and it is upto her to choose either of them or none. 


Clare Crawley

Clare Crawley attends the "Bachelor In Paradise" Returns To Mexico For Season 2 Premiere Party at Mixology101 on August 2, 2015, in Los Angeles, California (Jesse Grant/Getty Images)

Clare Crawley has come a long way since we first saw her in Season 18 of 'The Bachelor'. Clare went on to become a runner-up in Juan Pablo's season.  She also appeared on Seasons 1 and 2 of 'Bachelor in Paradise' and on 'Bachelor Winter Games'. At 39, Crawley is the oldest Bachelorette in the show's history. ABC describes her journey on the show: "Clare Crawley will finally embark on her journey to find her soul mate as 'The Bachelorette' returns for its sizzling 16th season on a new night. After putting Juan Pablo in his place on the memorable, 18th season finale of 'The Bachelor' and gaining a new sense of resolve and self-worth, Clare is more than ready to put her romantic disappointments in the rearview mirror and start a wild ride to find her happily ever after..."

Tayshia Adams

Tayshia Adams attends ABC's TCA Summer Press Tour Carpet Event on August 05, 2019, in West Hollywood, California (Alberto E Rodriguez/Getty Images)

According to reports, Clare Crawley left the filming of 'The Bachelorette' after she reportedly fell in love with one of the contestants and did not want to continue with the dating process and lead the other bachelors on. Tayshia Adams reportedly replaced Clare as the Season 16 lead. She reportedly has joined the production after undergoing quarantine. Adams is also an alum of ‘The Bachelor’ franchise and appeared on Season 23 of the reality television show. She was one of the final two contestants, alongside Hannah Godwin. They were both eliminated when Colton Underwood decided to end the show to pursue Cassie Randolph.

Chris Harrison

Chris Harrison attends ABC Television's Winter Press Tour 2020 at The Langham Huntington, Pasadena on January 08, 2020, in Pasadena, California (Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

The host for 'The Bachelorette' Season 16 is Chris Harrison. Harrison has been the host of every series 'The Bachelor' series has had till date. He started off by being the host of 'The Bachelor' since 2002, followed by the spin-offs 'The Bachelorette' (2003), 'Bachelor Pad' (2010 to 2012), 'Bachelor in Paradise' (2014), the first season of 'Bachelor in Paradise: After Paradise' (2015), 'Bachelor Live' (2016), and 'The Bachelor Winter Games' (2018).

Harrison was also the host of the syndicated version of 'Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?'. Apart from appearing on reality TV dating show series, Harrison also appeared in 'Sabrina, the Teenage Witch', as a music show host, in the episode 'Ping, Ping a Song' in 2002. 


'The Bachelorette' is produced by Next Entertainment in association with Warner Horizon Unscripted Television. Mike Fleiss, Martin Hilton, Nicole Woods, Bennett Graebner, Peter Gust, Tim Warner, Louis Caric and Peter Geist are executive producers.



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