The Bachelor

The Bachelor

Get ready for romance, roses and, of course, drama! One lucky man is offered the chance to find true love — and a bride — in this two-hour primetime reality series. This season’s Bachelor is Juan Pablo Galavis, the sexy single father from Miami, Florida, who initially hoped to find love with Desiree Hartsock during her season as the Bachelorette. With a Spanish accent from growing up in Venezuela, good looks, salsa moves and an undying devotion to his young daughter, Juan Pablo, 32, was a fan favorite; sadly, Desiree couldn't see a future with Juan Pablo and sent him home. After witnessing firsthand how the process worked with Desiree, however, Juan Pablo believes that he can find love. Now he’ll have his own opportunity to find his soul mate and wife — and a stepmother to his daughter — on The Bachelor. Destinations this season include Seoul, Vietnam, New Zealand, Miami and St. Lucia. Don’t miss a moment!
Get ready for romance, roses and, of course, drama! One lucky man is offered the chance to find true love — and a bride — in this two-hour primetime reality series. This season’s Bachelor is Juan Pablo Galavis, the sexy single father from Miami, Florida, who initially hoped to find love with Desiree Hartsock during her season as the Bachelorette. With a Spanish accent from growing up in Venezuela, good looks, salsa moves and an undying devotion to his young daughter, Juan Pablo, 32, was a fan favorite; sadly, Desiree couldn't see a future with Juan Pablo and sent him home. After witnessing firsthand how the process worked with Desiree, however, Juan Pablo believes that he can find love. Now he’ll have his own opportunity to find his soul mate and wife — and a stepmother to his daughter — on The Bachelor. Destinations this season include Seoul, Vietnam, New Zealand, Miami and St. Lucia. Don’t miss a moment!

Season 18 (15 episodes)

  • 1. Countdown to Juan Pablo

    Original air date: 01/05/2014 Runtime: 41:47 min.

    Original air date: 01/05/2014 Runtime: 41:47 min. In this one-hour Bachelor special, get a rare look at the casting process, and see a day in the life of new Bachelor Juan Pablo in Miami. Plus, a moving tribute to Gia Allemand.

  • 2. 1801

    Original air date: 01/06/2014 Runtime: 85:51 min.

    Original air date: 01/06/2014 Runtime: 85:51 min. In the 18th edition of The Bachelor, Juan Pablo Galavis, the sexy single father from Miami, Florida, is ready to find love. With his Spanish accent, good looks, salsa moves and undying devotion to his young daughter, Juan Pablo, 32, was a fan favorite on the ninth edition of The Bachelorette with Desiree Hartsock. In the season premiere, Juan Pablo is enjoying some time with his adorable daughter, Camila, when he is surprised by a visit from former Bachelor Sean Lowe. Sean offers some pointers on how Juan Pablo should handle his romantic adventure when 27 amazing women come from all over the world to meet him. After a party with an impromptu dance party and a spontaneous photo booth, 18 bachelorettes remain to start the exciting adventure with Juan Pablo and begin the search for love.

  • 3. Special Behind the Scenes

    Original air date: 01/12/2014 Runtime: 41:53 min.

    Original air date: 01/12/2014 Runtime: 41:53 min. Join host CHRIS HARRISON in a one-hour special edition of The Bachelor. Viewers will get more in-depth behind-the-scenes looks at what transpired during production of season 18 with Bachelor JUAN PABLO GALAVIS, including never-before-seen footage of the women moving into the iconic mansion and a rare look at what it takes to plan one of the one-on-one dates.

  • 4. 1802

    Original air date: 01/13/2014 Runtime: 85:00 min.

    Original air date: 01/13/2014 Runtime: 85:00 min. As the 18 remaining bachelorettes move into the mansion with hopes that they will end up as Juan Pablo's soul mate and future wife, the Bachelor will have his first one-on-one date with Clare, a spunky woman who is about to be surprised with a “winter wonderland.” Another individual date - this one with Kat - finds the two jetting off to Salt Lake City, Utah, to race in the “Electric Run.” Finally, 13 exuberant women show a different side to the Bachelor as they participate in a photo shoot to benefit the charity Best Friends Animal Society. Tensions run high at the cocktail party as one teary-eyed woman may second-guess her decision to be away from her son, and it doesn't take long for the drama to ramp up. An intense rose ceremony lies ahead, and three women will be eliminated.

  • 5. The Bachelor: Love Stories

    Original air date: 01/19/2014 Runtime: 40:37 min.

    Original air date: 01/19/2014 Runtime: 40:37 min. In this one-hour special hosted by The Bachelor's Chris Harrison, viewers will get to catch up with some of their favorite Bachelor and Bachelorette couples and discover how these love stories have continued long after their final rose ceremonies. Follow couples who found success with love, including the franchise's original Bachelorette, Trista, and her husband, Ryan Sutter, as the duo renews their vows. Plus, tour the wedding venue of Sean Lowe and Catherine Giudici as they gear up for their own live wedding event.

  • 6. 1803

    Original air date: 01/20/2014 Runtime: 85:01 min.

    Original air date: 01/20/2014 Runtime: 85:01 min. Cassandra draws the first one-on-one date after deciding to stay and give love a chance with the dashing Juan Pablo and goes on a water adventure she won’t soon forget. Then, a group of 10 women get to share the Bachelor’s love of soccer, but when they are split into competing teams for his attention on the soccer field, the claws come out. Next, Chelsie, who is afraid of heights, is pushed to the limit on a pivotal adrenaline date when Juan Pablo invites her to take part in a tandem bungee jump in Pasadena. The couple will be rewarded with a private concert by country music artist BILLY CURRINGTON. And Juan Pablo surprises the women in the mansion by cooking them a classic Venezuelan breakfast. The jealousy between the bachelorettes grows as the Bachelor cancels the cocktail party in favor of a pool party, and the rose ceremony proves more challenging.

  • 7. 1804

    Original air date: 01/27/2014 Runtime: 85:04 min.

    Original air date: 01/27/2014 Runtime: 85:04 min. The 13 remaining bachelorettes and Juan Pablo travel to Seoul, South Korea. “K-Pop” superstars 2NE1 teach some dance moves, and Juan Pablo questions Sharleen about motherhood.

  • 8. 1805

    Original air date: 02/03/2014 Runtime: 85:02 min.

    Original air date: 02/03/2014 Runtime: 85:02 min. Breathtaking Vietnam becomes the romantic backdrop for Juan Pablo and the 11 remaining bachelorettes to continue their search for love. Renee is overjoyed when she is picked for a one-on-one date, but will she get the opportunity to tell the Latin heartthrob how she really feels? Nine women board Vietnamese bamboo circle boats for the adventure of a lifetime, but jealousy and resentment rear their ugly head when Juan Pablo appears to spend more time with one of the women than the rest. However, when he singles out Clare for some extended alone time, he is asking for trouble. Nikki is traumatized when she discovers that she and the Bachelor must rappel down 100 feet into a dark cave named Hell. There are plenty of tears from the women -- and even the Bachelor -- during a powerful and emotional rose ceremony.

  • 9. 1806

    Original air date: 02/10/2014 Runtime: 85:06 min.

    Original air date: 02/10/2014 Runtime: 85:06 min. Love blooms in the lush island country of New Zealand as Juan Pablo’s adventure continues with the eight remaining women. Andi, desperate to get alone time with the Bachelor, claims the week’s first one-on-one date, but will she be able to let her guard down and allow their relationship to grow? A group date for six bachelorettes takes them on a wild ride on the Ogo — a New Zealand extreme sport that has the women zig-zagging down a course in giant clear inflatable balls. After they catch their breath, the after party takes place on the set of the award–winning film trilogy The Hobbit. Clare is still trying to repair her relationship with Juan Pablo, but what will be the outcome? Finally, it is not just the Bachelor with decisions to make, which results in one of the most tension-filled rose ceremonies so far. Six women will move on to join the dashing Bachelor in his hometown of Miami as the women’s hometown dates loom.

  • 10. 1807

    Original air date: 02/17/2014 Runtime: 85:09 min.

    Original air date: 02/17/2014 Runtime: 85:09 min. As the six final women make themselves at home on South Beach in Miami, one bachelorette struggles with a decision she might have to make that would affect everyone on this adventure. After traveling around the world, Juan Pablo has a moving reunion with his daughter, Camila, and shares his growing feelings for one particular woman with his cousin. Plus, chart-topping Latin music artist ROMEO SANTOS serenades the Bachelor and one lucky lady. A week of “shock and awe” ends with Juan Pablo making a crucial decision about which four women will have the opportunity to take him to their hometowns to meet their families.

  • 11. 1808

    Original air date: 02/24/2014 Runtime: 84:21 min.

    Original air date: 02/24/2014 Runtime: 84:21 min. Juan Pablo, still smarting from Sharleen’s sudden decision to leave, starts his exciting whirlwind trip across the country to visit the final four women’s hometowns, and continues his search to find lasting love. A nervous Nikki welcomes the Bachelor, but she still can’t seem to tell him how she feels about him. Andi’s family takes aim at her blossoming relationship with Juan Pablo, but will it destroy her chance at love? Renee shares a wonderful reunion with her son and the Bachelor, but she too struggles to find the words to describe her feelings for him. Finally, Clare shares a rare, intimate moment with Juan Pablo, bringing them closer until one family member threatens to ruin everything for the couple. The dramatic journey ends when he must make a gut-wrenching decision to narrow the field to three women – one of whom he hopes will be his future wife.

  • 12. 1809

    Original air date: 02/25/2014 Runtime: 84:50 min.

    Original air date: 02/25/2014 Runtime: 84:50 min. Juan Pablo and the remaining three bachelorettes travel to an exotic location for romantic and adventurous overnight dates.

  • 13. The Women Tell All

    Original air date: 03/03/2014 Runtime: 64:00 min.

    Original air date: 03/03/2014 Runtime: 64:00 min. Juan Pablo’s season has been one of the most controversial and buzzed-about in the show’s history. Viewers are locked in a heated debate about the handsome single dad. Many love this charismatic Bachelor; others are troubled about how he is treating the women. Tonight, the debate rages on as 17 of the season’s most memorable women — including Andi, Cassandra, Chelsie, Kelly and her dog, Molly, Lucy, Renee and Sharleen — return to confront one another and Juan Pablo. So, what do the women really think of this Bachelor? Was he sincere about his search for a wife and step-mom for Camila? What about his kissing policy? And how do the women really feel about him sneaking off for a midnight swim with Clare? First, there is an update from the latest Bachelor happy couple, Sean and Catherine, and viewers will get a sneak peek at the season finale and the final two bachelorettes: Clare and Nikki.

  • 14. 1810

    Original air date: 03/10/2014 Runtime: 85:09 min.

    Original air date: 03/10/2014 Runtime: 85:09 min. The compelling live television event begins with viewers watching along with a studio audience — including special guests bachelorettes Chelsie, Kat, Kelly, Renee and Sharleen, as well as Sean and Catherine Lowe, and Desiree Hartsock and Chris Siegfried — as Juan Pablo's journey to find love comes to its shocking conclusion. In St. Lucia, the Bachelor prepares to make one of the most difficult choices of this life, having narrowed down the field to two women — Clare and Nikki — who are both in love with him. But a season that started with fan fever over Juan Pablo has turned to controversy. In the dramatic season finale, many questions remain after Andi's accusations and exit. Is Juan Pablo here for the right reasons? What will happen as the final two women — Clare and Nikki — spend the entire day with the Bachelor's family in St. Lucia? Will his family approve of either woman? Will Juan Pablo end up an engaged man or remain a Bachelor?

  • 15. After the Final Rose

    Original air date: 03/10/2014 Runtime: 41:08 min.

    Original air date: 03/10/2014 Runtime: 41:08 min. Immediately following the dramatic season finale, emotions run high as Juan Pablo sits down with Chris Harrison to discuss the final two women of the season, Clare and Nikki. In this unpredictable live special, the Bachelor takes us back to St. Lucia where he spent the emotional last days of his journey. Both women are back to sit with Juan Pablo to talk about the shocking outcome of the show. It's the live extraordinary ending to his adventure to find true love. Plus, the new Bachelorette will be revealed!