The series revolves around a bachelor courted by 25 women. The show follows the bachelor as he goes on a series of dates with the women, some of them group dates, some one-on-one dates. On each episode women are eliminated, generally at the end of the episode, but sometimes on the dates (during what are called "elimination dates").
ABC has renewed The Bachelor for a 22nd season. The reality dating series has continued to be a dominant performer for the network after for over a decade on the air, drawing remarkably consistent and strong ratings year after year.
The Bachelor franchise has multiple spin-offs currently on the air as well, with the likes of The Bachelorette, Bachelor in Paradise, and Happily Ever After?, the latter of which follows the lives of previous contestants on the show.