The Golden Bachelor and Bachelor in Paradise Premiere Dates Revealed

While Charity Lawson's season of The Bachelorette is coming to an end, Gerry Turner's season of The Golden Bachelor and season nine of Bachelor in Paradise begin soon.

By Elyse Dupre Aug 21, 2023 6:34 PMTags
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Your week just got even rosier.

Why? Because ABC has finally revealed the premiere dates for both The Golden Bachelor and season nine of Bachelor in Paradise

While fans won't have to wait much longer for the shows to debut, they will need to get used to tuning in on a new night. After all, the dating franchise is trading in its usual Monday night for Thursdays. ABC announced the first-ever episode of The Golden Bachelor will air Sept. 28 at 8 p.m. ET, with Bachelor in Paradise returning for a two-hour premiere starting at 9:01 p.m ET.

As for who viewers will see looking for love? The Golden Bachelor will follow Gerry Turner, a 71-year-old widower seeking a second chance at romance.

"Dating on this show is going to be an altogether new experience," the retired restaurateur from Indiana told his daughters and granddaughter in a promo clip released Aug. 21. "What I hope is that I can look at one of those women and know that I found the right person."

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While the cast for season nine of Bachelor in Paradise has yet to officially be revealed, Jesse Palmer previously indicated there's plenty of drama heating up on the beach.

"It's wild, man," he told E! News in June. "It's obviously my second time doing this, and so much has happened on the beach this summer. So many people are showing up, so many people are leaving. It's hard to keep track. People are laughing, crying. There's tons of drama, understandably and expectantly. But there's some very strong connections forming as well."

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And even though the host didn't drop any specific names, he did express his excitement over the stars that arrive in Mexico.

"I think the cast is fantastic," Jesse—who recently announced he and wife Emely Fardo are expecting a baby—continued. "It's gonna be a lot of Bachelor Nation's favorites I think from recent seasons showing up. There may be a few repeat offenders from Paradise showing up themselves. Maybe even one or more former leads will be coming to the beach as well. So it's really an incredible cast."

But first, Charity Lawson is finishing up her journey to find love on The Bachelorette. The season finale airs Aug. 21 starting at 8 p.m. EST. 

To see more shows' premiere dates, keep reading.

Christmas at Graceland (NBC & Peacock) - Nov. 29

NBC and Peacock's hourlong live special from Elvis Presley's iconic Memphis home will kick off the 2023 holiday season.

The Artful Dodger (Hulu) - Nov. 29

The Artful Dodger explores the adult double life of Charles Dickens’ famous prince of thieves, Jack Dawkins aka The Artful Dodger, whose fast pickpocketing fingers have turned into the skilled hands of a surgeon.

Christmas in Rockefeller Center (NBC) - Nov. 29

Kelly Clarkson will host the live special with performances by Chloe Bailey, Adam Blackstone, Cher, David Foster, Liz Gillies, Darlene Love, Seth MacFarlane, Barry Manilow, Katharine McPhee, Keke Palmer, Carly Pearce and Manuel Turizo.

Paris in Love (Peacock) - Nov. 30

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Southern Hospitality (Bravo) - Dec. 7

Season two of the Southern Charm spinoff premieres Thursday, Dec. 7 at 9 p.m. 

Christmas at the Opry (NBC) - Dec. 7

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Monk's Last Case: A Monk Movie (Peacock) - Dec. 8

Monk returns to solve one last, very personal case involving his beloved stepdaughter Molly, a journalist preparing for her wedding. 

1000-Lb Sisters (TLC) - Dec. 12

Tammy faces life in the real world when she is finally approved to go home after spending more than a year in rehab. This breakthrough means she’s ready for the next chapter but sadly, her husband Caleb doesn't get approved to leave with her. Learning to embrace her new body and life at home, Tammy also accomplishes some exciting milestones for the first time in over a decade like riding in the front seat of a car. Meanwhile, Amy’s marriage is turned upside down, which leads her to make the hardest decision of her life. Chris continues to work towards skin removal surgery, while Amanda and Misty embark on their own health journeys. 

Smothered (TLC) - Dec. 12

Smothered is back with new duos that are closer than ever. From synchronized hobby horsing and a mother and daughter who give each other “vagacials” these pairs do anything and everything together. With four new duos, including Smothered's very first mother-in-law and son-in-law, nothing is off limits and there’s no such thing as personal space! 

The Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip: RHONY Legacy (Peacock) - Dec. 14

Real Housewives of New York City alums Kelly Bensimon, Luann de Lesseps, Dorinda Medley, Sonja Morgan, Ramona Singer and Kristen Taekman are going on a wild vacation this December (an exact premiere date has not yet been announced).

Where Was I (Netflix) - Dec. 19

Returning to Netflix for his fourth original comedy special, Trevor Noah shares his hilarious experiences from his recent travels around the world, ranging from foreign national anthems to varying cultural norms. 

Dr. Death (Peacock) - Dec. 21

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Dick Van Dyke 98 Years of Magic (CBS) - Dec. 21

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E! News Presents NBC’s Hot 10 of 2023 (NBC) - Dec. 27

E! News Presents NBC’s Hot 10 of 2023 end of year retrospective will air on Wednesday, Dec 27 at 8 p.m. on NBC. The special is hosted by E! News Justin Sylvester and Keltie Knight along with Carolina Bermudez and Courtney Lopez.   

The special will take an in-depth look at the year’s most memorable pop culture moments as well as the best in music, fashion, movies, entertainment and more along with a look ahead at what to expect in 2024. 

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