In the event that you’ve been living under a rock sans reality TV, we are here to remind you that Bachelor szn is quite literally upon us. As in, episode 1 of Charity Lawson’s go at finding love officially kicks off tonight! All of us when we realize how quickly time passed between the end of Zach Shallcross’s ~journey~ back in March and now:
Anyway! No need to fret over the deets surrounding how to tune in to watch this season unfold, because we’ve got you covered. Without further ado, here’s a comprehensive episode guide for The Bachelorette season 20.
First things first: When is the season premiere of The Bachelorette?
You may have to clear your schedule for the rest of the day, folks! The Bachelorette season 20 is officially airing *drumroll, pls* tonight!!! Of course, we can anticipate there will be a lot to discuss with our respective group chats later on today/tomorrow, so you’re not gonna wanna miss it (bc FOMO).
P.S. There’s an important PSA that has to do with the show’s updated time slot. Longtime fans of the Bachelor franchise always knew to block off the hours of 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. ET on Mondays to tune in, but the newest installment will be pushed an hour back, making the new air time from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. ET. The more you know!
How can I watch The Bachelorette?
As is the case with pretty much all Bachelor franchises, season 20 of The Bachelorette will continue to air on ABC. However! If you don’t have cable, there’s no reason to sweat it, because you can stream all of the episodes on ABC’s website and on Hulu the morning after.
What does the Bachelorette episode schedule look like?
Beginning today, you’ll be able to tune in weekly to watch Charity’s journey to find love on ABC from 9 to 11 p.m. ET. But in terms of the exact number of episodes, that’s a little less of a given since our absolute fave Bach sleuth Reality Steve dished a few months back that Charity’s season will veer on the shorter side.
The evidence? Well, this past April, Reality Steve revealed Charity was already down to six men despite filming only beginning a few weeks prior. Here’s the full tweet in case ya wanna take a look, but be warned that it contains M-A-J-O-R spoilers.
Personally, I think the fast pace is simply a testament to how women in general are *chef’s kiss* at catching red flags early on, but ¯\_(ツ)_/¯.
K, so who are the contestants this season?!
First off, we commend you for being such a hard-core research girlie and dedicated Bach fan if you already want all the 🍵 on the contestants before the show even starts. To scope out Charity’s suitors, head on over to our handy-dandy guide right this way:
Gretty Garcia is the assistant news editor at Cosmopolitan, where she covers all things news, entertainment, and pop culture. Before joining Cosmo, Gretty was a social strategist for Mrs. Dow Jones and a features and special projects editor at Editorialist. She holds an MS from the Columbia Journalism School and studied art history at Harvard College.