The Bachelorette is an American reality television dating game show that debuted on ABC on January 8, 2003.

The show is a spin-off of The Bachelor and the staple part of The Bachelor franchise.

The first season featured Trista Rehn, the runner-up from the first season of The Bachelor, offering the opportunity for Rehn to choose a husband among 25 bachelors.

The 2004 season of The Bachelorette again took a runner-up from the previous season of The Bachelor.

In March 2022, it was announced that there would be two Bachelorettes in one season.

The 19th season premiered on July 11, 2022 with Jesse Palmer as host.

Although season 11 featured two Bachelorettes in the first episode, and season 16 featured two consecutive Bachelorettes within a season

this marked the first time that two women lead concurrently for the entire season.

In March 2021, after host Chris Harrison announced he was "stepping away" from the franchise, former Bachelorettes Tayshia Adams and Kaitlyn Bristowe were announced as co-hosts for season 17.