‘The Golden Bachelor’ on ABC and Hulu: Streaming Info, Spoilers, and More
December 1, 2023
The weather may be getting colder, but Thursday nights are only getting hotter. This fall ABC’s back-to-back Bachelor line up starts with new episodes of the franchise’s first senior spinoff, The Golden Bachelor.
The long-awaited series featuring the first ever Golden Bachelor, Gerry Turner, and his lucky golden ladies has officially ended. But don’t fret — you can still catch up (or rewatch) the entire season on Hulu.
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When Is The Golden Bachelor On?
Season 1 of The Golden Bachelor is over but you won’t have to wait long for more, Bachelor Nation. Joey Graziadei’s season of The Bachelor premieres Monday, January 22 on ABC.
How to Watch The Golden Bachelor Without Cable
There are two ways to watch The Bachelor franchise without cable — live on ABC with Hulu + Live TV or on-demand from Hulu’s streaming library. Here’s how to do both:
Live on ABC
Want to keep up with everything Bachelor Nation as it unfolds? Hulu + Live TV is streaming ABC* live so you never have to miss an episode of Golden Bachelor and Bachelor in Paradise or upcoming seasons of The Bachelor and The Bachelorette.
Start streaming ABC live without cable in no time with these four easy steps:
- Sign up, or log in with your Hulu credentials if you’re already subscribed (current Hulu subscribers can simply switch to Live TV from their Account page).
- Set up any Live TV-supported devices, such as Android TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, Fire TV, LG TV, Mac and PC browsers, PlayStation, Roku, Samsung TV, VIZIO, Xbox, and more.
- Enter your zip code to find local live TV availability for ABC.
- Pour a glass of wine and get your Bachelor Nation group chat ready for all the drama.
*Live TV plan required. Regional restrictions, blackouts and additional terms apply.
On-Demand on Hulu
Stream new episodes of ABC shows, including The Golden Bachelor, on-demand the next day with any Hulu subscription.
Golden Bachelor Contestant Weekly Updates: Who Gets a Rose from Gerry?
Week 1 Recap
After presenting the first impression rose to Faith, Gerry arrived to his very first rose ceremony with 15 additional roses to hand out. He chose Ellen, Theresa, Joan, Natascha, Leslie, Christina, Edith, Nancy, April, Sandra, Jeanie, Kathy, Marina, Peggy, and Susan to continue on this journey with him, sending home Anna, Maria, Pamela, Patty, Renee, and Sylvia.
Week 2 Recap
Date roses were presented (and happily accepted) by Theresa and Nancy earlier in the second episode, leaving Leslie, Joan, Edith, Ellen, Sandra, Susan, Christina, Faith, April, and Kathy waiting breathlessly to accept their roses from Gerry during the rose ceremony. Unfortunately, this means Peggy, Jeanie, and Natascha left Bachelor mansion empty handed this week, with Natascha providing one last critique — “do the rose ceremony in chairs!”
You may be wondering what happened to Marina who mysteriously disappeared after accepting a rose in the first episode. After the episode aired, The Golden Bachelor posted on social media to announce Marina’s sudden departure from the show was due to an urgent family matter.
Week 3 Recap
One week after Marina’s unplanned exit from the show, Gerry loses another contestant, Joan, to a family emergency. This exit is particularly heartbreaking after sharing a perfect one-on-one date the night before, bringing Gerry to happily present Joan with a date rose.
Later in the episode, Kathy was surprised to be offered a rose for speaking up to Gerry about drama going on between the contestants, and Ellen happily accepted a date rose during their romantic one-on-one in a hot air balloon.
Remaining roses were presented to Faith, Sandra, Leslie, Nancy, Susan, April, and Theresa during the episode’s rose ceremony, leaving Christina, Edith, and Joan to pack their bags.
Week 4 Recap
Though the episode started with nine lovely ladies bidding for Gerry’s heart, it ended with just six contestants moving on to next week.
After missing her daughters wedding to be on The Golden Bachelor, fan-favorite golden lady, Sandra, was given the group date rose for the sacrifice she endured and her obvious commitment to Gerry. Leslie was the lucky one to join Gerry on a one-on-one date this week and happily accepted the date rose after an adventurous day together.
This weeks rose ceremony ended with Ellen, Faith, Susan, and Theresa being chosen by Gerry to move on another week, while Nancy, Kathy, and April were sent home.
Week 5 Recap
Six women and only three roses remain at the beginning of week 5. And these aren’t just any roses — they’re golden tickets to securing a hometown date.
The week begins with Faith and Gerry’s one-on-one date, where they took to the skies on a helicopter ride to later find themselves in a hot tub on a yacht. The date went so well that Gerry presented Faith with a date rose. Later in the episode, Gerry and the remaining contestants share a group date at the Santa Monica Pier amusement park, where they channeled their inner-children with carnival games and rides, leading to deep conversations and even deeper emotions.
A heart-wrenching rose ceremony sent Ellen, Susan, and Sandra home, leaving Leslie, Kathy, and Theresa remaining as the final three contestants.
Week 6 Recap
It’s the first-ever “hometowns” week for this Golden Bachelor spinoff series as Gerry jets off to Leslie, Kathy, and Theresa’s hometowns to meet their families. Unlike hometowns of bachelors past, this bachelor has to woo his contestant’s children and grandchildren instead of their parents.
As for this week’s rose ceremony — Gerry decided to … not decide. Well, not yet anyway.
The ‘Women Tell All’ Recap
Tears, closure, and belly laughs were the theme for the first ever Golden Bachelor ‘Women Tell All’ episode. As for the cliff hanger we were left on during the week 6 rose ceremony — arguably all of Bachelor Nation was shocked to discover Faith was sent home, leaving just Theresa and Leslie fighting for Gerry’s heart.
Tune in next Thursday at 8:00 p.m. ET on ABC to see what happens during the first Golden Bachelor Fantasy Suites week. All Hulu subscribers can watch new episodes the next day (Fridays) on-demand.
The ‘Fantasy Suites’ Recap
Emotions are high as Gerry moves to Fantasy Suites with his final two women — Leslie and Theresa. With both contestants accepting an overnight, Gerry becomes more torn than ever.
The Finale Recap
In the emotional final episode of The Golden Bachelor, Gerry follows his heart and proposes to Theresa — but not without tears and heart-ache for Leslie. Are you shocked? Hold on tight — the surprises don’t end there. The happy couple also announced they plan to get married ASAP and all of Bachelor Nation is invited. Tune to ABC on Thursday, January 4 at 8 p.m. EST to watch Gerry and Theresa get hitched live on TV.
Who is The Golden Bachelor?
Meet Gerry Turner. The very first Golden Bachelor is 71 years young and ready to find love for the second time in his life after losing Toni — his high school sweetheart and wife of 43 years. This father and grandfather (or “grandzaddy” as he’s dubbed on social media) is looking for someone who is down for adventure and likes to cook.