‘The Bachelorette’ Starts on ABC Oct. 19

Michelle Young in ABC's 'The Bachelorette'
Michelle Young seeks love in season 18 of 'The Bachlorette.' (Image credit: ABC/Craig Sjodin)

The season premiere of The Bachelorette happens Tuesday, Oct. 19 on ABC. Michelle Young is the bachelorette and Kaitlyn Bristowe and Tayshia Adams are the hosts. 

It is season 18. 

From Edina, Minnesota, Young is a fifth-grade teacher and former college basketball player. She was on the season of The Bachelor that aired earlier this year, when Matt James was the bachelor. “As a partner, Young describes herself as loyal, compassionate and supportive, and shows love through acts of service,” goes her ABC bio. “She has big dreams for the future and says she wants a man by her side that is supportive and driven to make the world a better place. She is looking for the Superman to her Superwoman and is ready to find a love with whom she can start a family of her own.”

Thirty men vie for Young’s love. They include Garrett, a tech CEO from Salt Lake City; Chris G., a motivational speaker from Nova Scotia, and Daniel, a firefighter from Austin. Also in the running is Bryan Witzmann, who played guard in the NFL. 

Bristowe and Adams stepped in as hosts after Chris Harrison departed.

Michael Malone

Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.