You may not have any interest in The Bachelor or The Bachelorette, ABC’s two major dating reality series, and their subsequent spin-offs. But even if you’re not normally someone who watches a dating show, you’ve probably heard about The Golden Bachelor. While The Bachelor and other series within its franchise have struggled to retain audiences in recent years when compared to, say, Netflix’s impressive success with Love Is Blind, The Golden Bachelor has found a way to reinvent The Bachelor and bring in new fans.
The regular series follows a man (or in the case of The Bachelorette, a woman) who is ready for love, and according to the show, is a certified catch. Their suitors, a group of equally attractive men or women, enter into competition with one another to win that one man or woman’s heart. To narrow down the already small dating pool, contestants go on dates and give roses to fewer and fewer people over time, until there’s only one left.
The Golden Bachelor’s spin on it? The main contestant and the women vying for his love all have AARP memberships. Rather than giving more guys in their 20s and 30s the fairytale dating experience, The Golden Bachelor shows us a group of people who’ve had experience with love before, and without a doubt know exactly what they want in a partner. It’s a potential breath of fresh air for fans of reality dating shows, which are arguably oversaturated with young people determined to get married even when it’s plain to see they really, really shouldn’t just yet.
So if you’re looking to jump into The Golden Bachelor and want to make sure you don’t miss an episode, we’ve got you covered.
How to watch The Golden Bachelor
The show airs primarily on ABC, so if you have cable, just make sure to tune in every Thursday at 8 p.m. ET. But if you’re a cord cutter or otherwise don’t have access to ABC, the show is also available to stream the next day on Hulu.
When does the next episode of The Golden Bachelor air?
The next episode airs on Thursday, November 2 at 8 p.m. ET.
How many episodes are left in Season 1 of The Golden Bachelor?
There are 8 episodes in The Golden Bachelor. That means there are 3 episodes left.
Here’s the official release schedule for The Golden Bachelor.
Episode 1: Streaming as of September 29
Episode 2: Streaming as of October 6
Episode 3: Streaming as of October 13
Episode 4: Streaming as of October 20
Episode 5: Streaming as of October 27
Episode 6: Airs on ABC November 2; Streaming on Hulu November 3
Episode 7: Airs on ABC November 9; Streaming on Hulu November 10
Episode 8: Airs on ABC November 16; Streaming on Hulu November 17
Milan Polk is an Editorial Assistant for Men’s Health who specializes in entertainment and lifestyle reporting, and has worked for New York Magazine’s Vulture and Chicago Tribune.