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The 20th season of The Bachelorette premiered on June 26, 2023. The season features 27-year-old Charity Lawson, a child and family therapist.

She finished in fourth place on Zach Shallcross' season of The Bachelor.

She ultimately accepted a proposal from Dotun Olubeko.

Filming and development[]

Filming began on March 21, 2023, in Agoura Hills, California, with locations including San Diego, Washington state, and New Orleans, Louisiana which was reported on April 8, and the season concluded in Fiji later that month.

Casting and contestants[]

Charity Lawson was announced as the next Bachelorette at the Women Tell All special for season 27 of The Bachelor.

29 potential contestants were revealed on March 18, 2023. The final cast of 25 men was announced on June 1, 2023. Notable contestants include WWE NXT wrestler Caleb Balgaard, Guinness World Record holder Chris Spell, and Sean McLaughlin, son of politician Steven McLaughlin.

Contestants[]

The season began with 25 contestants.

Future appearances[]

On the After the Final Rose special Joey Graziadei was announced as the star of season 28 of The Bachelor.

Call-out order[]

Order Bachelors Week
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1 Aaron B. Brayden Aaron B. Brayden Dotun Joey Dotun Joey Dotun
2 Josh Aaron B. John Dotun Joey Dotun Xavier Dotun Joey
3 Joey John Joey Aaron B. Xavier Aaron B. Joey Aaron B.
4 Warwick Xavier Dotun Caleb B. Aaron B. Xavier Aaron B. Xavier
5 Xavier Joey Tanner Xavier Tanner Tanner
6 Caleb A. Caleb B. Caleb B. Joey Sean Sean
7 Khalid Warwick Warwick Michael Caleb B.
John
Michael
8 Nic Aaron S. Michael John
9 John Henry Caleb A. Sean Sean
10 Aaron S. Adrian Xavier Tanner Brayden
11 Tanner James Aaron S. Aaron S.
Adrian
James
12 Chris Sean James
13 Brayden Michael Adrian
14 Spencer Tanner Brayden Warwick
15 Caleb B. Dotun Caleb A.
John Henry
Josh
Kaleb K.
Spencer
16 Joe Kaleb K.
17 Kaleb K. John Henry
18 Adrian Josh
19 James Spencer
20 Peter Chris
Joe
Khalid
Nic
Peter
Taylor
21 Michael
22 Taylor
23 Sean
24 John
25 Dotun
The contestant received the first impression rose.
The contestant received a rose during the 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" June 26, 2023
Charity’s journey to find love begins! Twenty-five charming men arrive, ready to make a lasting impression and win her heart. Later, at the cocktail party, Charity’s brother, Nehemiah, makes a shocking reveal, and the night takes an unexpected turn. With a first impression rose on the table, the pressure is on, and every moment counts.
2 "Week 2" July 3, 2023
With her suitors moved into the mansion, Charity and one lucky man kick things off with a tour of Tinseltown, featuring a stop at the iconic Hollywood sign and a performance from Lauren Alaina. Then, the 4th annual “dodge bowl” competition begins, commentated by Jesse Palmer and guest Liz Habib, with coveted time rewarded to the winning team at the afterparty. Later, with the help of former Bachelorettes Rachel Recchia and Gabby Windey, Charity’s dates are given a chance to help her break a Bachelor Nation record. After drama bubbles up during a BBQ at the mansion, Charity begins to question one man’s intentions.
3 "Week 3" July 10, 2023
It’s time for Charity and her remaining suitors to hit the road! First, one man is whisked away to a high-flying one-on-one date that lands him and Charity in the center of Petco Park in San Diego. Meanwhile, the rest of the guys make their way to Oceanside, California, to prepare for the performance of a lifetime on their group date, hosted by Bachelor Nation fan favorites JoJo and Jordan and inspired by Greta Gerwig's upcoming film, “Barbie.” Later, one sleepy suitor brings a level of energy never-before-seen at an amusement park to his one-on-one date. Plus, drama in the house comes to a head during an explosive rose ceremony; will Charity be forced to take back a rose?
4 "Week 4" July 17, 2023
This week, Charity and the remaining men venture out to Stevenson, Washington, for a week full of scenic dates. First up, Charity and one special man take their love to new heights by facing their greatest fears. The next day, survival skills are put to the test on a group date led by the Skamania Scouts. Then, Charity and her second one-on-one date head to Mount Hood to participate in a local fruit festival. Later, an unexpected guest surprises Charity at the cocktail party and drama erupts as crucial time is taken away from the group.
5 "Week 5" July 24, 2023
With hometowns on the line, it’s a crucial week in New Orleans filled with unexpected dates and shocking twists. Kicking things off, Charity and one special man explore the city while learning more about each other and the challenges their relationship will face. Then, a surprising date in the bayou takes a turn as two men vie for Charity’s attention; and the next day, Charity invites one lucky man to the annual New Orleans Crescent City Classic. After a week of shake-ups, the final group date of the season is Charity’s last chance at clarity before meeting families.
6 "Week 6: Hometowns" July 31, 2023
It’s time for hometowns! Charity travels across the country to meet the families of her four remaining men, hopeful that seeing them in their element will bring clarity; but after a week of intimate dates and important conversations, it feels the time together has only brought confusion. With only three roses to hand out, this will be her most difficult decision so far—but will she make the right one?
7 "Week 7: Fantasy Suites" August 7, 2023
After a difficult breakup and cross-country hometown week, the heat and romance are turned up in Fiji. As Charity contemplates her most important decision, adventure awaits with Fijian pre-marriage rituals, a jungle ATV adventure and jet skiing. With some startling confessions revealed, will everyone make it to the overnight portion of their dates? Plus, what will Charity do when an unforeseen visitor crashes the trip?
8 "The Men Tell All" August 14, 2023
It’s a night full of confrontations, apologies and emotions as Charity reunites with 13 men sent home this season. For the first time since filming, Charity’s former flames come together to address some of the season’s most memorable moments and controversies. Then, Charity enters the hot seat to answer burning questions and share a surprising sneak peek of her final days in Fiji. Later, former Bachelorettes Trista Sutter, Desiree Siegfried and DeAnna Pappas join Charity onstage to share their best advice. Plus, the first Golden Bachelor, Gerry Turner, makes an exciting appearance.
9 "Finale" August 21, 2023
It’s a crucial week in Fiji as Charity’s journey to find lifelong love concludes. After picking up where things left off with three men vying for her heart, Charity decides who will meet her family during a tense rose ceremony. Torn between two men whom she sees a future with, Charity seeks input from her family on the decision that will change her life forever. Meanwhile, Charity joins Jesse Palmer in front of a live studio audience to watch her final dates and the shocking conclusion of her journey play out. Plus, the newest Bachelor makes his debut, and Jesse shares a sneak peek from the new season of Bachelor in Paradise.

Where are they now?[]

The Ring[]

Promotional gallery[]

Charity[]

The Men[]

References[]


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