‘The Golden Bachelor,’ ‘Bachelor in Paradise’ Premiere Dates Revealed

The Golden Bachelor lastly has a premiere date. ABC introduced that the newest Bachelor spinoff, centered on an older man discovering love, will begin airing on Thursday, September 28.

That’s proper, Bachelor Nation must clear their Thursdays as a result of The Golden Bachelor, starring Gerry Turner and hosted by Jesse Palmer, will air at 8 p.m. ET and lead proper into Bachelor in Paradise at 9 p.m. ET. (Except for Charity Lawson’s suitor Brayden Bowers and Zach Shallcross’ contestant Kat Izzo, ABC hasn’t introduced the solid for BiP 9.)

The change to Thursdays comes amid the twin WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes, which have prevented Gray’s Anatomy and Station 19 (ABC’s traditional Thursday night time lineup) from going again into manufacturing.

The Golden Bachelor‘s official premiere date arrived alongside a brand new promo that exhibits Golden Bachelor Gerry talking along with his two grownup daughters about his seek for love.

Gerry Turner.
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“Courting on this present goes to be an altogether new expertise,” the 71-year-old tells his household. “What I hope is that I can have a look at a type of ladies and know that I’ve discovered the proper particular person.”

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Gerry continued, “I’m pondering, ‘What are the traits I’m on the lookout for? How do you wish to spend your spare time? Do you want journey? Do you wish to cook dinner?’ Like, now we have such a superb time within the kitchen.”

As for his final hope, like several Bachelor, he’s simply on the lookout for The One. “I wish to discover that individual that I do know is the proper one. I do know you guys have all the time needed me to be pleased and that one particular person is on the market someplace that may do this,” he mentioned.

The Golden Bachelor Has a Premiere Date When Will Gerry Turner s Search for Love Start 418

Jenny Younger, Angie Warner, Payton Younger, Gerry Turner, and Charlee Younger.
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The distinction between Gerry and different Bachelors, nonetheless, is that he already discovered love as soon as earlier than. Gerry was married to his highschool sweetheart, Toni, who died in 2017. In July, he informed “Bachelor Completely happy Hour” podcast cohosts Joe Amabile and Serena Pitt that he thinks Toni can be “more than happy” by his participation within the present.

“I’ve an image of her in my walk-in closet, so each night time I’m in there and I see her image. It’s the one one now that I’ve in the home and within the mornings, I see her image and you understand, we speak,” he defined. “I’ll make a quick remark — or generally that speak is silent. However right here, these days, within the final couple of months, you understand, my query for her is all the time, ‘So, what do you consider this? Am I doing the proper factor?’ And I actually have robust constructive emotions about it. I believe she can be very pleased.”