When Does Michelle's Season Of 'The Bachelorette' Premiere? Consider Your 2021 Booked

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When Does Michelle's Season Of 'The Bachelorette' Premiere? Consider Your 2021 Booked

It's official: Michelle Young will be the next Bachelorette — well, after Katie Thurston takes the lead in the typical summer season. For the first time in Bachelor history, there will be two seasons of The Bachelorette before the franchise dives back into The Bachelor, and it looks like the franchise will stick with its 2020 COVID schedule, with Michelle's season of The Bachelorette premiering in the fall of 2021.

According to initial reports, Michelle didn't want her Bachelorette filming to take her away from her classroom again — she's a fifth grade teacher. Her season will be filmed in the summer after the 2020-2021 school year is over, which puts it right on The Bachelorette's 2020 schedule.

After filming in July and August, Season 16 with Clare Crawley and Tayshia Adams premiered in October, so fans should expect a Michelle's Bachelorette season to have a similar fall premiere date. Season 16 premiered the day after Indigenous People's Day, on Oct. 13, 2020. So, assuming Season 18 (aka Michelle's season) follows that schedule, it could premiere on Oct. 12, 2021.

This whole double Bachelorette twist might sound like a contingency plan if Bachelor in Paradise, which typically airs over the summer, doesn't end up happening. But, according to Reality Steve, that's not the case. BiP is apparently going to go forward, though maybe not in Mexico, and is expected to air between Bachelorette seasons.

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