‘The Bachelor’ Season 28: The New Suitor Revealed & Everything Else We Know

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  • The star of The Bachelor season 28 was revealed during ‘The Bachelorette’ finale on Aug. 21.
  • The Bachelor season 28 is not expected to premiere in 2023.
  • Upcoming Bachelor Nation shows include Bachelor In Paradise and The Golden Bachelor.

It’s hard to remember a time when The Bachelor wasn’t a part of our lives. The iconic dating reality show premiered on ABC in 2002 and has become a TV fixture ever since. The show was renewed for season 28 back in May 2023, and Bachelor Nation fans began anxiously awaiting who would become the next suitor. As of Aug. 21, they don’t have to wait any longer, though, as Jesse Palmer confirmed the new star during the finale of The Bachelorette.

Dotun, Aaron, Joey, and Xavier were Charity’s final four. (ABC)

Who are the contenders for The Bachelor season 28? Is there a premiere date yet? Charity Lawson’s season came to an end on August 21, so more information will continue to roll in. HollywoodLife has all the latest news about The Bachelor season 28 that you need to know.

Who Is The New Bachelor?

The new Bachelor for season 28 was announced duringThe Bachelorette season 20 finale — it’s officially Joey Graziadei! Many expected the next suitor to be one of Charity Lawson’s final two men: Joey or Dotun Olubeko. Since Dotun got engaged to Charity, that left Joey as the obvious choice. “It’s definitely surreal,” Joey said. “It’s sinking in very slowly, but I’m trying my best to just stay present and enjoy it. But it’s crazy. This is wild. I never expected this at all. Crazy stuff, but exciting.”

Charity Lawson in ‘The Bachelorette’ season 20 finale. (ABC)

Xavier Bonner was another possibility before the announcement, but he was a controversial pick. Charity eliminated Xavier before they were supposed to go into the fantasy suite. After Xavier confessed that he’d cheated on his ex and admitted he had doubts about their relationship, Charity sent him home. “It’s just a simple promise of can you trust yourself enough to not hurt me. Maybe that’s too high of an expectation, but at this point, the amount of doubt that you have for yourself…I don’t have that doubt for you,” she said to him. “I don’t want to force you to get there prematurely, I only want you there if you’re fully ready. Because when I choose my person, I want that person to be secure in themselves and I want them to be ready.”

Aaron Bryant was also a possibility to become the new star of The Bachelor season 28. He was sent home during the hometown dates, but he showed up in Fiji to try and win her back ahead of the finale. However, he was cast on Bachelor in Paradise instead of as the new Bachelor.

TikTok star TooTurntTony has also thrown his name into the mix for The Bachelor season 28. In July 2023, TooTurntTony posted a video on TikTok and teased his possible involvement. “It’s about to get turnt. The Bachelor 2024 — available on ABC/Hulu #bachelornation,” he captioned the post. The video has over 7 million views and counting.

Is The Bachelor Coming Back In 2023?

The Bachelor season 28 will not be premiering in fall 2023. ABC has already announced its fall lineup, and The Bachelor is not a part of it. However, for the last several years, new seasons of The Bachelor have always premiered in January. Season 28 is likely a part of ABC’s 2024 midseason lineup.

Gerry Turner is the star of ‘The Golden Bachelor.’ (ABC)

Even though The Bachelor isn’t coming back this year, there’s plenty of Bachelor Nation content to hold you over until 2024. Bachelor In Paradise season 9 and The Golden Bachelor will both premiere this fall on ABC. The Golden Bachelor is the highly-anticipated senior spinoff, and Gerry Turner is looking for love after a heartbreaking loss.

Are The Bachelor’s Zach Shallcross & Kaity Biggar Still Together?

Zach Shallcross was the star of The Bachelor season 27 and found love with Kaity Biggar. The couple got engaged in the season 27 finale and are still very much in love today. In July 2023, the couple announced on Instagram that they had officially moved in together in Austin, Texas.

Kaity and Zach are still happy and together in August 2023. (ABC)

During the After the Final Rose special in March 2023, Zach and Kaity revealed they had big plans for the future beyond just moving in together. “We have talked about [wedding planning]. We’re thinking 2025 we’re going to have a wedding. We’ll see what happens after that with little ones!” Zach said at the time. The two recently moved in together in Austin, Texas, so the future is looking bright for them!

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