The Golden Bachelor: next episode, cast, everything we know about the spinoff

Gerry Turner looks at a fire on The Golden Bachelor
(Image credit: Disney/John Fleenor)

For a combined 47 seasons, The Bachelor and The Bachelorette have been helping people find love. While many of the relationships haven't lasted, fans keep tuning in to see what happens as an eligible man or woman meets two dozen potential matches. Now, The Golden Bachelor takes that idea and applies it to an older crowd. 

The Golden Bachelor is a spinoff in the Bachelor Nation franchise that features an older Bachelor. Gerry Turner is a grandfather, he's retired and he's looking for someone to spend the golden years with. 

Here's what we know about The Golden Bachelor

Next episode of The Golden Bachelor 

The Golden Bachelor airs on Thursdays this fall at 8 pm ET/PT on ABC, with new episodes available on Hulu the following day. 

The season finale of The Golden Bachelor airs November 30 featuring the finale and the After the Final Rose.

There's no UK release date yet, but when one is available we'll add it here. 

The Golden Bachelor episode guide

Episode 1: "Twenty-two incredible women, ranging in age from 60 to 75, step into the spotlight in the hope of finding lasting love with golden bachelor Gerry Turner."

Episode 2: "The golden bachelor and his ladies embark on first dates; the leading man has a 72nd birthday to remember; the second rose ceremony of the season proves no less emotional than the first."

Episode 3: "A group date featuring Jesse Palmer and Kaitlyn Bristowe, and one-on-one time with two women, help Gerry confirm his feelings are growing stronger every day, which only makes handing out roses more difficult." 

Episode 4: "Gerry's journey continues with an adventurous one-on-one and a group date that has the women flexing their pickleball skills; former Bachelorette Trista Sutter and upcoming Bachelor Joey Graziadei appear."

Episode 5: "With only three roses remaining and hometowns on the horizon, the final six women face the possibility that their fairy tale may not have a happy ending; Gerry must make his toughest decisions yet."

Episode 6: "Only two roses remain as Gerry Turner heads to the hometowns of his final three women, where their children and grandchildren are waiting to meet the man hoping to win their loved one's heart."

Episode 7: "Thirteen women reunite with Gerry and each other for the first time during a night of emotional Bachelor firsts; the heart-wrenching conclusion to the hometown rose ceremony is revealed."

Episode 8: "Gerry heads to Costa Rica for overnight dates and alone time with Leslie and Theresa."

The Golden Bachelor plot

Here's the official synopsis of The Golden Bachelor from ABC: "After more than 20 years of fostering love on The Bachelor, The Bachelorette and Bachelor in Paradise, The Golden Bachelor showcases a whole new kind of love story – one for the golden years. On this all-new unscripted series hosted by Jesse Palmer, one hopeless romantic is given a second chance at love in the search for a partner with whom to share the sunset years of life. The women arriving at the mansion have a lifetime of experience, living through love, loss and laughter, hoping for a spark that ignites a future full of endless possibilities. In the end, will our Golden man turn the page to start a new chapter with the woman of his dreams?"

Who is The Golden Bachelor?

Gerry Turner in The Golden Bachelor

Gerry Turner in The Golden Bachelor (Image credit: ABC/Brian Bowen Smith)

ABC provided this biography of the new Golden Bachelor, 72-year-old Gerry Turner: "A retired restaurateur and doting father and grandfather, Gerry (pronounced 'Gary') Turner lives in his dream house on a beautiful lake in Indiana. He’s often busy hosting barbecues, playing pickleball, cheering on his favorite Chicago sports teams, four-wheeling and spending time with friends and family at restaurants and local haunts.

"Always a romantic, Turner married his high school sweetheart, Toni, in 1974. Together, they lived a full and happy life with their two daughters, Angie and Jenny, and later two granddaughters, Charlee and Payton. Sadly, after 43 years together, Toni suddenly fell ill and passed away in 2017.

"Six years after Toni’s passing and with the support of his family, Turner is ready to put himself out there and find a love that will stand the test of time in his golden years."

The Golden Bachelor contestants

The list of contestants is below. You can read more about them here: 

Meet The Golden Bachelor cast: who's who in the new spinoff?

Cast of The Golden Bachelor

(Image credit: ABC/Ricky Middlesworth)
  • Anna, 61, a retired nutritionist from Summit, N.J.
  • April, 65, a therapist from Port St. Lucie, Fla.
  • Christina, 73, a retired purchasing manager from Sierra Madre, Calif.
  • Edith, 60, a retired realtor from Downey, Calif.
  • Ellen, 71, a retired teacher from Delray Beach Fla.
  • Faith, 60, a high school teacher from Benton City, Wash.
  • Jeanie, 65, a retired project manager from Estill Springs, Tenn.
  • Joan, 60, a private school administrator from Rockland, Md.
  • Kathy, 70, a retired educational consultant from Austin, Texas
  • Leslie, 64, a fitness instructor from Minneapolis, Minn.
  • Maria, 60, a health and wellness director from Teaneck, N.J.
  • Marina, 60, an educator from Los Angeles, Calif.
  • Nancy, 60, a retired interior designer from Alexandria, Va.
  • Natascha, 60, a pro-aging coach and midlife speaker from New York City, N.Y.
  • Pamela, 75, a retired salon owner from Aurora, Ill.
  • Patty, 70, a retired real estate professional from Durham, N.C.
  • Peggy, 69, a dental hygienist from East Haven, Conn.
  • Renee, 67, a former Chicago Honey Bear Cheerleader from Middleton, Wis.
  • Sandra, 75, a retired executive assistant from Doraville, Ga.
  • Susan, 66, a wedding officiant from Aston, Penn.
  • Sylvia, 64, a public affairs consultant from Los Angeles, Calif.
  • Theresa, 69, a financial services professional from Shrewsbury, N.J.

The Golden Bachelor trailer

There's no trailer for The Golden Bachelor just yet, but one is expected to drop soon. As soon as it's available we'll have it for you right here. 

How to watch The Golden Bachelor

The Golden Bachelor will air on ABC, with new episodes available on Hulu the following day. ABC is included in most cable packages, but if you've cut the cord, then you can watch shows on ABC without cable through a live streaming service like YouTube TV, Hulu with Live TV or FuboTV

Sarabeth Pollock
Editorial Content Producer


Sarabeth joined the What to Watch team in May 2022. An avid TV and movie fan, her perennial favorites are The Walking Dead, American Horror Story, true crime documentaries on Netflix and anything from Passionflix. You’ve Got Mail, Ocean's Eleven and Signs are movies that she can watch all day long. She's also a huge baseball fan, and hockey is a new favorite.  

When she's not working, Sarabeth hosts the My Nights Are Booked Podcast and a blog dedicated to books and interviews with authors and actors. She also published her first novel, Once Upon an Interview, in 2022.