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The 28th season of The Bachelor premiere on January 22, 2024. It features 28-year-old Joey Graziadei, a teaching tennis pro.

He was the runner-up on Charity Lawson's season of The Bachelorette.

He ultimately decided to propose to Kelsey Anderson.

Filming and development[]

Production[]

Filming began in September 2023 in Los Angeles, with locations including Malta, Spain, Canada, and concluded in Tulum, Mexico in November 2023.

Like in the previous season, it would be 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.

Casting and contestants[]

Joey was announced as the next Bachelor on August 21, 2023, during the After The Final Rose special for season 20 of The Bachelorette. That night, he met his first contestant, Lea.

32 potential women were announced on September 16, 2023, on the official Bachelor Facebook page. Unlike other seasons, all of the potential 32 women had made it into the official cast, there were no cuts prior to the start of the filming, and revealed on December 20, 2023.

Notable contestants include Miss Nebraska Teen USA 2017 Samantha Washington, who is the daughter of retired NFL safety Brian Washington.

Contestants[]

The season began with 32 contestants.

Future appearances[]

On the After the Final Rose special Jenn Tran was announced as the star of season 21 of The Bachelorette after the original star Daisy Kent turned down.

Call-Out Order[]

Order Bachelorettes Week
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
1 Lexi Lea Jess Kelsey A. Lexi Kelsey A. Jenn Daisy Daisy Daisy Kelsey A.
2 Rachel Allison Daisy Jenn Kelsey T. Maria Kelsey T. Kelsey A. Kelsey A. Kelsey A. Daisy
3 Maria Daisy Edwina Katelyn Maria Rachel Maria Rachel Rachel Rachel
4 Erika Kelsey T. Rachel Lexi Kelsey A. Jenn Daisy Maria Maria
5 Autumn Lexi Lexi Lea Katelyn Kelsey T. Kelsey A. Jenn
Kelsey T.
6 Kelsey A. Jess Kelsey A. Kelsey T. Daisy Daisy Rachel
7 Chrissa Jenn Kelsey T. Rachel Rachel Lea Katelyn
Lea
8 Chandler Autumn Jenn Madina Jenn Lexi
9 Marlena Chrissa Evalin Daisy Autumn Katelyn Lexi
10 Starr Edwina Autumn Jess Jess Jess Jess
11 Talyah Kelsey A. Madina Edwina Madina Autumn
Madina
12 Nat Katelyn Lea Autumn Lea
13 Sandra Rachel Katelyn Allison Allison
Edwina
14 Sam Erika Chrissa Maria
15 Allison Madina Maria Sydney Sydney
16 Lauren Sydney Starr Chrissa
Evalin
Starr
17 Katelyn Starr Allison
18 Kelsey T. Marlena Sydney
19 Jenn Maria Erika
Marlena
Taylor
20 Jess Taylor
21 Lanie Evalin
22 Edwina Lauren Lauren
23 Samantha Chandler
Kayla
Kyra
Lanie
Nat
Sam
Samantha
Sandra
Talyah
Zoe
24 Taylor
25 Kyra
26 Zoe
27 Kayla
28 Evalin
29 Sydney
30 Madina
31 Daisy
32 Lea
The contestant received the 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 was eliminated during the date.
The contestant was eliminated outside the rose ceremony.
The contestant quit the competition.
The contestant won the competition.

Episodes[]

No. in season Title Original air date
1 "Week 1: Limo Arrivals" January 22, 2024
Love awaits 32 extraordinary women – the most to ever arrive at the mansion on night one – as they make “Bachelor” history and prepare to open their hearts to Joey Graziadei. With a first impression rose on the table, the pressure is on and every moment counts on the season premiere.
2 "Week 2" January 29, 2024
With the women moved into the mansion, Joey’s first group date gives several ladies the chance to experience their own wedding reception. The stakes are higher than ever as the “brides” compete for an intimate first dance with Joey, set to smooth vocals of Michael Bolton. Next, Joey and one lucky lady fly off to the Beach Life Music Festival for the first one-on-one date of the season, featuring a performance by Bahamas! Later, with the help of Bachelor Nation alumni Demi Burnett and Jubilee Sharpe, Joey determines which women have the courage and endurance to be his long-term partner in a paintball battle. It’s still early, but with rumors starting to swirl, tensions begin to erupt amongst the women.
3 "Week 3" February 5, 2024
As Joey’s journey to love continues, he’s joined by a few familiar faces. First, the ASKN ladies of The Golden BachelorApril, Susan, Kathy and Nancy – return at the week’s first group date to offer up some advice and help find Joey’s Mrs. Right. Then, one lucky woman hits the beach for a romantic one-on-one date; and the remaining women gear up for a tennis date like none other, guest judged by host Jesse Palmer alongside ESPN’s James Blake and Pam Shriver. Later, Joey decides to spice up the cocktail party, but it’s not all sunshine between the women even at a pool party. Will a heated conversation make enough waves to rock Joey’s confidence in his connections, or will it be smooth sailing?
4 "Week 4" February 12, 2024
The Bachelor is hitting the road – first stop, Malta. The 15 remaining women pack their bags and prepare to join Joey overseas as the next phase on his journey to find love begins. First up, one lucky lady joins Joey as they explore the gorgeous capital city, Valletta, and share an emotional dinner with its historic coast serving as the backdrop. Then, the largest group date of the season has the women prepared to go medieval in their fight for love, and the tension growing in the house comes to a head on a two-on-one date, plus, a cocktail party full of thorns. Will the waters off the coast be the only thing offering clarity, or will Joey get the answers he needs to hand out a date rose?
5 "Week 5" February 13, 2024
The dramatic conclusion to the cocktail party cliffhanger brings exciting news – The Bachelor is off to Spain. In Andalusia, two one-on-ones and a group date lead to another emotional rose ceremony and a sneak peek at the rest of the season.
6 "Week 6" February 19, 2024
Joey and his 10 remaining women are crossing oceans again and this time they’re headed to Montreal, Canada. As hometowns inch closer, nerves are running high for all of the women, but it’s Joey who seems to be struggling the most to open up, and the week starts off with him sharing his worries in hopes that his honesty will encourage the others. Later, a high-flying one-on-one date has one woman seeing hearts, and a second has another taking a long look in the mirror. Then, the remaining women work to push through their insecurities on an exhilarating group date, but one woman must reconcile with more than just her fears about a date and make a decision that could change everything heading into an emotional rose ceremony.
7 "Week 7" February 26, 2024
Joey and his six remaining women make their way to Jasper, Canada, for an emotional and high-pressure week. With hometowns on the horizon, Joey will need to find clarity in his connections before choosing the four women whose families he’ll meet.
8 "Week 8: Hometowns" March 4, 2024
An excited and anxious Joey makes his way to the hometowns of his four incredible remaining women. It’s a week that could change everything as he meets their families and has important conversations about what the future may hold for each of them.
9 "Week 9: Fantasy Suites" March 11, 2024
Joey and his three remaining women make their way to Tulum, Mexico, for a week of dates that could change everything. As the possibility of sharing a night together looms, a few familiar faces arrive to offer advice ahead of those pivotal decisions.
10 The Women Tell All March 18, 2024
It’s an emotional evening for 16 spectacular women who reunite with Joey and each other for the first time since filming. Plus, the meaning behind Kelsey A.’s note is revealed, and a difficult rose ceremony determines who will meet Joey’s family.
11 "Week 10: Finale" March 25, 2024
After an incredibly emotional season, Joey’s final two women will meet his family in gorgeous Tulum. Then, he’ll sit down with Jesse Palmer in front of a live studio audience to watch a season ending play out like none other in Bachelor history.

Where are they now?[]

Joey Graziadei and Kelsey Anderson are still engaged.

The Ring[]

Trivia[]

Promotional gallery[]

Joey[]

The Women[]

References[]

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