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After striking out twice on “The Bachelorette” — first with Andi Dorman, then Kaitlyn Bristowe — and once on “Bachelor in Paradise,” 35-year-old technology salesman Nick Viall refuses to count himself out, taking a fourth swing at finding love. One of eleven children, Nick is close with his family — including his parents, who have been married for 37 years — and hopes to find a woman who will not only fit into his big Midwestern clan, but who can also share his love of travel, beach volleyball and the Green Bay Packers.

First episode date: March 25, 2002
Network: American Broadcasting Company
Presented by: Chris Harrison
Creator: Mike Fleiss
Stars: Chris Harrison, Brad Womack, Sean Lowe
Genre: Game-Show, Reality-TV, Romance

The Bachelor is an original one hour prime-time reality television series that gives one man and 25 women the unique opportunity to find true love in a most exciting and adventurous way. The Bachelor will get to know the 25 women in a series of fun, exciting and exotic dates that will elicit real and raw emotions. Along the way he must follow a gradual process of elimination, as his initial 25 bachelorettes are narrowed down week by week by presenting them with a single, red rose. In the end, he will ultimately decide on the one woman who captures his heart.