Spurned Dallas businessman Sean Lowe seeks a second chance at love as the matchmaking contest's Season 17 bachelor. In the opener, Sean chats with fellow "Bachelorette" alum Arie Luyendyk Jr. before arriving at the mansion to meet 26 female contenders at the first cocktail party. After the rose ceremony, seven of the women are sent home.
Episode Viewers and Ratings
Season 17 Episode 1 of The Bachelor resulted in a 0.00 rating in the 18-49 demographic.
The new Bachelor will get to know the 25 women in a series of fun, exciting and exotic dates that will elicit real and raw emotions. As in the past, women will continue to be eliminated each week, but if, at any point along the way, a woman should decide that she's no longer interested in the Bachelor, she can reject his invitation to continue dating. Some lucky women will meet his family, and he will visit their hometowns for a slice of their life in an effort to determine the woman with whom he is most compatible.
At the end of the journey, the Bachelor may quite possibly have found true love. But the big question is: After all of this, will he pop the question, and will she say yes?