The Bachelorette Season 16, Episode 1: How to watch

After months of waiting and anticipating, The Bachelorette Season 16 premieres TONIGHT!

It’s the understatement of the year to say that we are all collectively freaking out about The Bachelorette Season 16 premiere tonight. I don’t think I’ve personally felt as hyped about a season starting. Whether that’s because we’ve had to wait an unusually long time or if there is just a lack of drama in our lives, it’s safe to say we are all more than ready for Clare Crawley’s season to start.

This season is particularly unique considering it was filmed within a quarantined bubble at the La Quinta Resort in California. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, safety precautions had to be taken with frequent temperature checks, testing, and masks for the production crew.

Luckily, whatever they did worked, and now, here we are, just hours away from the Season 16 premiere. It feels surreal, doesn’t it? For a while there, it didn’t seem possible, but ABC and the production crew of The Bachelorette made it happen–and we are ever so grateful for it.

And with that, check out the latest promo for The Bachelorette Season 16!

Okay now, that was epic. I have so many questions, and I cannot wait to get some answers. Like why’d they show Dale Moss so much? And will there really be a new Bachelorette in the middle of the season?! Tonight can’t get here soon enough!

To be sure you don’t miss tonight’s season 16 premiere, check out the details below on how, when, and where you can watch–and don’t forget to include our Bachelorette drinking game to your viewing party shenanigans!

Happy watching, Bachelor Nation! It’s about freaking time.

How to watch details

Date: Tuesday, October 13th
Start Time: 8:00 pm EST
Episode: Season 16, Episode 1, “1601”
TV Channel: ABC
Live Stream: Episode 1 of The Bachelorette can be watched via the ABC website or App. New episodes will also be available to stream via Hulu following their initial broadcast.

Three cheers for the return of The Bachelorette–hip, hip, hooray!

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