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The 27th season of The Bachelor premiered on January 23, 2023. It features 26-year-old Zach Shallcross, a tech executive.

Zach previously appeared on Rachel Recchia and Gabby Windey's season of The Bachelorette.

He ultimately decided to propose to Kaitlyn Biggar.

Filming and development[]

The season is delayed by three weeks from its standard first week of January start, to avoid a potential clash with ABC's coverage of Monday Night Football.

Filming began on September 26, 2022, in Los Angeles. On October 22, the show was seen filming in Tallinn, Estonia. This season also includes visits to The Bahamas, London, England, Budapest, Hungary, and concluded in Krabi, Thailand in mid-November.

Casting and contestants[]

Zach Shallcross was first reported to be the frontrunner for the Bachelor by Variety on September 14, 2022. He was formally announced on September 20, 2022, on After The Final Rose.

Zach met 5 of his women during the After The Final Rose special, Brooklyn, Brianna, Bailey, Cat and Christina.

32 potential women were announced on September 23, 2022 on the official Bachelor Facebook page. The final 30 women were revealed on January 4, 2023.

Notable contestants include Christina Mandrell, niece of country music singer Barbara Mandrell, and Miss South Carolina 2018 Davia Bunch.

Contestants[]

The season began with 30 contestants.

Future appearances[]

On the Women Tell All special Charity Lawson was announced as the star of season 20 of The Bachelorette.

Call-Out Order[]

Order Bachelorettes Episode / Week
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
1 Jess Brianna Katherine Kaity Katherine Gabi Charity Kaity Ariel Kaity Kaity
2 Ariel Greer Christina Charity Ariel Kaity Ariel Gabi Kaity Gabi Gabi
3 Charity Christina Jess Aly Brooklyn Charity Greer Ariel Gabi Ariel
4 Davia Charity Brooklyn Jess Charity Aly Gabi Charity Charity
5 Gabi Bailey Genevie Gabi Kaity Katherine Kaity Katherine
6 Greer Jess Greer Ariel Gabi Brooklyn Brooklyn Brooklyn
7 Viktoria E. Genevie Aly Genevie Jess Jess Katherine Greer
8 Madison Davia Charity Greer Mercedes Ariel Aly
9 Aly Aly Kaity Katherine Aly Greer Jess
10 Anastasia Brooklyn Gabi Kylee Greer Kylee
Mercedes
11 Cat Kaity Ariel Davia Kylee
12 Brooklyn Anastasia Anastasia Anastasia Davia
Genevie
13 Bailey Kylee Kylee Brooklyn
14 Kaity Gabi Davia Mercedes Anastasia
15 Genevie Katherine Mercedes Christina
16 Katherine Mercedes Bailey Brianna
17 Vanessa Ariel Brianna Bailey
18 Kimberly Victoria J. Cat
Kimberly
Victoria J.
19 Olivia M. Kimberly
20 Victoria J. Cat
21 Kylee Becca
Cara
Holland
Lekha
Olivia L.
Olivia M.
Sonia
Vanessa
Viktoria E.
22 Lekha
23 Holland
24 Mercedes
25 Christina
26 Sonia
27 Becca
28 Cara
29 Olivia L.
30 Brianna Madison
The contestant received America's first impression rose.
The contestant received a first impression rose.
The contestant received a rose during the date.
The contestant received a rose outside of a rose ceremony or date.
The contestant was eliminated.
The contestant eliminated outside the rose ceremony.
The contestant was eliminated during the date.
The contestant was temporarily removed from the competition due to COVID-19 protocols.
The contestant quit the competition.
The contestant won the competition.

Episodes[]

No. in season Title Original air date
1 "Week 1: Limo Arrivals" January 23, 2023
Zach’s journey to find love begins! Thirty hopeful women arrive at the mansion looking for love and to make a lasting first impression with our newest leading man. The pressure is on and despite their best efforts, not all will come up roses on this first evening like no other.
2 "Week 2" January 30, 2023
Zach continues to carve his own path and decides that all of his remaining twenty women will go on a date this week, giving them each the chance to take the next step on their journeys to potential love. First up, on a confidence-boosting group date, the women are challenged to channel their bad bitch energy by Latto and some of Bachelor Nation’s baddest bitches, but when an unexpected guest interrupts the after party, the date’s challenge takes on a whole new meaning. Later, Zach takes off for his first one-on-one with a helicopter ride to his hometown, followed by a romantic candlelit dinner and a chance to meet his family and the remaining women enjoy a romantic evening party. It’s still early but with connections forming quickly some women begin to question where their relationships stand.
3 "Week 3" February 6, 2023
Zach enters a crucial week of getting to know his women, full of surprises and exciting guest appearances. First up, an intimate one-on-one date at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles with an ending like we’ve never seen before. Then, an after party is on the line when the Bachelor Bowl returns with guest appearances from Shawne Merriman and Antonio Gates, along with ESPN’s Hannah Storm. Later, Zach takes the expression “fall in love” to the extreme on his final one-on-one date of the week, which features a private concert from singer-songwriter Griffen Palmer; and a pool party at the mansion heightens tensions between some of the women in the house. As the stakes get higher, not everyone will make it to the rose ceremony.
4 "Week 4" February 13, 2023
This week, Zach and the remaining women set off on their international journey to find love, starting off on the romantic beaches of The Bahamas. First up, Zach sets sail to explore the world’s largest underwater sculpture and see how deep his connection with one lucky girl can grow. The next day, Zach invites the women to a fish-fry party, but drama bubbles up when one woman refuses to let someone steal him away. That night, after learning one person may not be here for the right reasons, Zach addresses his concerns head-on. Later, Zach ventures out on his second one-on-one on a wild ATV ride through the forest.
5 "Week 5" February 20, 2023
After their time in the Bahamas, Zach and the remaining women head to London for another week of adventure in the name of love! First up, a date fit for a queen when one lucky woman gets the complete royal treatment with guest appearances from stylist Rachel Fanconi and Royal Butler Grant Harrold, and a performance from UB40. Later, a group date intended to take Zach and the women across the city goes awry when a mysterious knock at the door leads to Bachelor history being changed forever. With the journey ahead now unclear, Zach is tasked with difficult decisions in unforeseen circumstances where anything can happen.
6 "Week 6" February 27, 2023
This week is all about making up for lost time in the historic city of Tallinn, Estonia. First up, Zach takes one special woman on a romantic horse-drawn carriage ride and participates in a friendly local competition to test the strength of their connection, literally. The next day, an Estonian witch works her magic to help Zach find love, but tensions rise when one woman’s insecurities bubble up to the surface. Later, Zach turns up the heat during his steamy one-on-one at a nude sauna retreat.
7 "Week 7" March 6, 2023
Zach and the seven remaining women head to the charming city of Budapest, Hungary, where the stakes are higher than ever. Kicking things off, Zach and one woman pen romantic poems and explore the city while learning more about each other in the process. Later, a group date featuring mentalist Labib Malik gets emotional, causing some to question their connection with Zach. Then, one woman reenters the picture, and a one-on-one date takes love to new heights.
8 "Week 8: Hometowns" March 13, 2023
This week, Zach returns to the United States and sets off on a cross-country adventure to meet the families of his four remaining women in their hometowns, where confessions of love are right around the corner.
9 "The Women Tell All" March 14, 2023
It’s a night full of surprises, confrontations and apologies as Zach reunites with 15 women from this season. For the first time since filming, Zach’s former flames come together to address some of the season’s most unforgettable moments and dramatic controversies. Plus, Zach enters the hot seat to answer burning questions and share a sneak peek of overnight dates. Then, an exciting announcement changes someone’s life forever.
10 "Week 9: Fantasy Suites" March 20, 2023
In the romantic city of Krabi, Thailand, adventure awaits. This week, Zach will expand his palette with Ariel, charter a boat with Gabi, and explore picturesque mangrove forests with Kaity. With firm parameters set on intimacy and love in the air, can Zach hold himself to this commitment and control his libido, or will he go back on his word?
11 "Finale" March 27, 2023
It’s a crucial final week in Thailand as Zach introduces his final two women to his family and contemplates the decision that will forever change all their lives. With everything on the line, he’ll head out on a romantic horse ride with Gabi and, later, a breathtaking hike with Kaity; each date leading him closer to the most important choice he’s made so far. Meanwhile, America watches along with a live studio audience as Jesse Palmer sits down with Zach and his final three women to discuss their time on this season and the emotional conclusion of his journey. Plus, Jesse shares a sneak peek of the new season.

Where are they now?[]

Zach Shallcross and Kaitlyn Biggar are still engaged, and moved in together in July 2023.

The Ring[]

Trivia[]

  • First season that none of the contestants were born in the 1980s.

Promotional gallery[]

Zach[]

The Women[]

References[]

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