How long is The Bachelorette premiere tonight?

THE BACHELORETTE - ABC's "The Bachelorette" stars Katie Thurston. (ABC/Andrew Eccles)
THE BACHELORETTE - ABC's "The Bachelorette" stars Katie Thurston. (ABC/Andrew Eccles) /

The Bachelorette is back! Fans of the long-running ABC franchise have been waiting for months to see Katie Thurston return to their screen, and now the time has come. The 30-year-old former Bachelor contestant became famous from Matt James‘ season earlier this year, and she’s now ready for her second shot at love.

This time around, former Bachelorettes Kaitlyn Bristowe and Tayshia Adams will be hosting the season, as former host Chris Harrison stepped down from the franchise earlier this year. The two ladies are definite fan-favorites, and I’m sure they’ll do an awesome job with the new gig. As for the contestants this season? There are certainly some early contenders, even if most of their bios were a bit weird!

So now that we’re ready to pop our popcorn and pour a glass of wine tonight for The Bachelorette season 17 premiere, let’s get into the basics of how to watch, when, and for how long we’ll be tuning in.

What time does The Bachelorette come out?

As with previous seasons, the first episode of The Bachelorette season 17 will begin on ABC tonight at 8:00 p.m. EST. Be ready for some cringe-worthy limo entrances and maybe even love at first sight between Katie and one (or multiple) of the lucky contestants.

The Bachelorette premiere length

Although tonight’s a big night as it marks the beginning of Katie’s first night on her journey to finding true love, the premiere will still only be the usual two hours long. According to ABC’s schedule, it will begin at 8:00 p.m. EST and end at 10:00 p.m. EST.

An episode of The Good Doctor will then play afterward at 10:00 p.m. EST.

How to watch The Bachelorette premiere

The easiest way to check out the first episode of Katie’s season would be to turn on the channel ABC at 8:00 p.m. EST. You can also stream the premiere through the ABC app on your Smart TV or various devices. You can also stream the show on fuboTV – and you can begin with a weeklong free trial here. Those with a Hulu subscription can watch the episode on the streaming service after it airs on ABC.

Who’s ready for a new season of The Bachelorette? Don’t miss the start of something new tonight!

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