ABC has officially revealed the much-anticipated premiere date for “The Golden Bachelor,” a spinoff of the popular dating series “The Bachelor,” and it’s just around the corner. After a three-year wait since its announcement in 2020, 72-year-old Gerry Turner is ready to step into the limelight as the first-ever senior citizen lead in Bachelor history.
The first glimpse of this heartwarming journey was unveiled on YouTube on August 14, and it made its television debut during the “Men Tell All” episode of “The Bachelorette.” The trailer already hints at a touching and emotional narrative, with Gerry Turner declaring, “It’s never too late to fall in love again.”
When exactly does “The Golden Bachelor” premiere?
If you’re eagerly awaiting the show’s debut, prepare to adjust your calendar, as ABC has taken a different approach for this new season. Instead of the traditional Monday slot that previous “Bachelor” shows occupied, the first episode of “The Golden Bachelor” will premiere on Thursday, September 28, at 8 p.m. ET. According to reports from Variety, the show’s original scheduling on Mondays in the fall has been switched to Thursday nights, with Season 9 of “Bachelor in Paradise” following it at 9 p.m. ET.
How can you watch “The Golden Bachelor”?
For devoted members of Bachelor Nation, “The Golden Bachelor” will be available every Thursday on ABC following its premiere on September 28. Additionally, viewers can stream it weekly on Hulu. For those who have cut the cord or lack a cable subscription, several subscription services, including Hulu Live TV, YouTube TV, AT&T TV, and FuboTV, offer the option to watch “The Golden Bachelor.” Many of these services also provide free trial periods.
Who is Gerry Turner, the golden bachelor?
Gerry Turner, a 72-year-old retiree hailing from the quaint town of Hudson, Indiana, is embarking on a journey to find love after enjoying a successful career in the restaurant business. According to ABC’s press release, Gerry resides in his dream house, nestled beside a picturesque lake in Indiana.
Gerry’s life story is marked by a deep connection with his high school sweetheart, Toni, whom he married in 1974. Together, they raised two daughters, Angie and Jenny, and reveled in the joys of being grandparents to Charlee and Payton. However, tragedy struck in 2017 when Toni succumbed to an illness after 43 years of marriage. In his own words from the trailer, Gerry shared, “From June 6, it didn’t go according to plan at all… She passed away on July 15.”
Who makes up the cast of “The Golden Bachelor”?
Gerry’s potential match could be one of the 22 women, aged between 60 and 75, who will be vying for his affection. Among the cast members are a nutritionist from New Jersey, a therapist from Florida, and the mother of a former Bachelor contestant.
In the trailer, Gerry expresses his heartfelt desire for this journey on the show, saying, “I hope at the end of it I find the person that I’ll spend the rest of my life with that will complete our family.”