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You’re never too old to find love. Gerry Turner, a 72-year-old retired restaurateur, widower and grandfather, sets out to find love again on ABC’s The Golden Bachelor, airing Thursday (Nov. 16) at 8 p.m. ET.
Viewers are loving The Golden Bachelor. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Sept. 28 premiere nabbed 4.36 million viewers, nearly 50 percent higher than The Bachelor premiere in January. The series premiere totaled 7.7 million viewers over three days, landing the biggest ratings for the Bachelor franchise in three years and 11.10 million viewers overall.
Keep reading for details on how to watch and stream The Golden Bachelor, plus learn more about the 22 women vying for a shot at Turner’s heart.
How to Stream The Golden Bachelor From Anywhere
The Golden Bachelor airs Thursdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC. On tonight’s episode, the final two contestants will head to the fantasy suites with Turner. The finale will air on Nov. 30.
You can watch and stream ABC the show via DirectTV, Hulu + Live TV, Sling TV, Fubo and other streamers that offer live television with local channels.
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Hulu + Live TV offers over 90 channels, plus the entire Hulu streaming library, which features previous seasons of the Bachelor, Bachelorette and Bachelor in Paradise, along with Disney+ and ESPN+. Or, you can stream the show on-demand with a free trial from Hulu.
The newest edition to the Bachelor franchise features contestants ranging from ages 60 to 75. Jesse Palmer hosts the reality series.
New episodes of The Golden Bachelor premiere on Thursdays on ABC and stream on Hulu the next day.
The Golden Bachelor is also available on Prime Video.
If you already have ABC, watch the show live or on demand through your cable, satellite or streaming service (or with a HDTV antenna like this $25 digital antenna at Amazon). If you’re streaming internationally, ExpressVPN and NordVPN offers access to a number of streaming platforms.
Who Are The Golden Bachelor Contestants?
The 22 women appearing in this season of The Golden Bachelor include a high-school teacher, a former cheerleader, a wedding officiant, retired nutritionist, a dental hygienist, retired realtor, a fitness instructor (who claims she dated Prince and he named the song “Sexy Dancer” after her) and the mom of a former Bachelor star (spoiler alter: she got eliminated in the first episode).
In an interview with ET, Turner opened up about getting to know the women and the emotional tole of the experience.
“Towards the end of the journey, I’m down to two people and realize that one of those two has to go home,” Turner explained of an emotional scene from later in the season. “When you’re down to the last two people over that amount of time and that much investment, you really have strong feelings for them. Even though you know they’re not the right person, they are so close to it. You’ve connected so deeply and then you realize they have to leave.”
On a positive note, Turner finds a “happy ending” on the show.
Leslie Fhima and Theresa Nist are the final two contestants. See the list of contestants from this season below.
Anna, 61, a retired nutritionist from Summit, N.J.
April, 65, a therapist from Port St. Lucie, Fla.
Christina, 73, a retired purchasing manager from Sierra Madre, Calif.
Edith, 60, a retired realtor from Downey, Calif.
Ellen, 71, a retired teacher from Delray Beach Fla.
Faith, 60, a high school teacher from Benton City, Wash.
Jeanie, 65, a retired project manager from Estill Springs, Tenn.
Joan, 60, a private school administrator from Rockland, Md.
Kathy, 70, a retired educational consultant from Austin, Texas
Leslie, 64, a fitness instructor from Minneapolis, Minn.
Maria, 60, a health and wellness director from Teaneck, N.J.
Marina, 60, an educator from Los Angeles, Calif.
Nancy, 60, a retired interior designer from Alexandria, Va.
Natascha, 60, a pro-aging coach and midlife speaker from New York City, N.Y.
Pamela, 75, a retired salon owner from Aurora, Ill.
Patty, 70, a retired real estate professional from Durham, N.C.
Peggy, 69, a dental hygienist from East Haven, Conn.
Renee, 67, a former Chicago Honey Bear Cheerleader from Middleton, Wis.
Sandra, 75, a retired executive assistant from Doraville, Ga.
Susan, 66, a wedding officiant from Aston, Penn.
Sylvia, 64, a public affairs consultant from Los Angeles, Calif.
Theresa, 69, a financial services professional from Shrewsbury, N.J.
Watch a clip from “The Women Tell All” episode below.