After some setbacks, “The Bachelorette” season 16 finally made its debut. But if you missed the premiere, there’s still a few ways of catching all the drama.
How you can watch
- The two-hour “Bachelorette” premiere aired Oct. 13 at 7 p.m. MT on ABC.
- The premiere is now available for streaming on , the ABC app and Hulu, according to .
- Initially, Clare Crawley’s season was supposed to debut on May 18, but the COVID-19 pandemic halted production in March — just hours before Crawley was supposed to meet her suitors, the Deseret News previously reported.
- Due to the delay, the show got a new lineup of contestants — a mix of new names and contestants from the original roster.
- Production picked up in July at a resort in Palm Springs, California. The cast and crew were required to undergo a two-week quarantine, temperature checks and COVID-19 testing, according to .
Will Clare Crawley be leaving?
- In August, reported the 39-year-old Crawley quit filming three weeks into production and got engaged to contestant Dale Moss, who is featured in the new trailer, according to .
- According to , Crawley fell in love with one of her original suitors following delayed production.
- “One of her potential guys found a way to get in touch with her and they began talking,” reported. “By the time filming officially began, they were basically already in love. No one else stood a chance. It just became so obvious from her subsequent few dates that her heart wasn’t in it and she just wasn’t feeling it. Then she said she wanted out.”
- Reports soon began circulating that Tayshia Adams would be replacing Crawley at some point during the season, according to the Deseret News.
What happens in the premiere?
- Fans got a glimpse of the premiere during Monday night’s episode of “Dancing With the Stars.” The teaser hints that Crawley may not be the only female lead of the season, according to . Host Chris Harrison also tells Crawley: “Congratulations, you’ve just blown up ‘The Bachelorette.’”
- “I don’t really know what blowing up ‘The Bachelorette’ means,” Crawley told . “I think if you’re going to take a woman that knows what she wants and has a direction, and is just super honed in on what she’s looking for, if that’s blowing up ‘The Bachelorette,’ then I’ll blow it up every day.”
- In the teaser, Crawley can be seen greeting Moss with a large smile, later saying, “I definitely felt like I just met my husband,” according to .
- The teaser also shows Crawley clashing with a contestant named , who shouts at Crawley: “I expected way more from the oldest Bachelorette!’
- “Guess what, I am the oldest Bachelorette, this 39 that’s standing here, that’s single, because I didn’t settle for men like that,” Crawley retorts.
- Aborady does not return later in the season, according to the .