Nick Viall is The Bachelor 2017 in the season 21 edition of the long-running hit dating show. And, the premiere is getting closer every day. So, when is the new season starting? What can viewers look forward to? Read on for the details on episode 1 of the new season, along with some spoilers. Again, beware of spoilers towards the bottom of the page.
PREMIERE DATE: January 2, 2017
PREMIERE TIME: 8 p.m. ET/PT
TV CHANNEL: ABC Network – Click here to access the ABC channel finder and locate your local station.
HOST: Chris Harrison
STAR: Nick Viall, 36, a software sales executive and lately, a model, who has been the runner-up twice on The Bachelorette. In addition, he failed to find true love on Bachelor in Paradise. He has gone from villain to love interest in his Bachelor journey and has landed his dream role – The Bachelor. Do you think Nick is in it for the long haul with whoever he chooses? Reality Steve has his theories, writing that:
Nick is all about Nick. Always has been. He’s got a very healthy ego that’s increased ten fold since he began in this franchise. He’s even admitted it in past interviews that he knows he can be an a**hole at times. He’s relishing being the “Bachelor.” He’s wanted this role for three years now. So the “awww shucks” attitude is an act. The guy moved to LA and has been taking acting classes.
Viall was announced as the new star on August 30, 2016.
SPOILERS: Let’s get into a few early spoilers for the show. Reality Steve has reported that the First Impression Rose goes to a girl named Rachel Lindsay. As for the overnight dates and final rose ceremony location go, they are reported to be taking place in Finland.