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Originally Published: Jan 07, 2019
Originally Published: Jan 07, 2019 Last Updated: Jan 07, 2019 3 min read
Hannah B. and Colton Underwood on  Episode 2301  of THE BACHELOR on ABC
Hannah B. and Colton Underwood on "Episode 2301" of THE BACHELOR on ABC
Rick Rowell—ABC

Keep calm and carry on — The Bachelor is finally back.

Season 23 of the reality romance show kicked off Jan. 7 on ABC, but ex-football player and current virgin Colton Underwood's quest for true love is just getting started. For the next couple of months, Monday nights will be filled with tears, drama and at least one fence-jump. What more could you want?

Here's everything you need to know about how to live stream The Bachelor on ABC for free.

What Time Does The Bachelor Start?

Get your rosé ready. The Bachelor typically airs Mondays at 8 p.m. EST.

What Channel Is The Bachelor on?

The Bachelor airs on ABC. Check the listings for your provider to see which channel ABC is on in your city. DirecTV's channel guide is here, Optimum's is here, Spectrum's is here, and Fios' is here.

How to Live Stream The Bachelor Online

You can tune into The Bachelor by navigating to ABC's website and logging in with your cable provider.

Can You Watch The Bachelor Live Without Cable?

Good news: You don't need to already have cable to see Underwood's antics. Visit to sign up for a provider.

You can also head to Hulu, which has a Hulu + Live TV option for $39.99 a month. For a similar fee, you can try YouTubeTV or DirecTV NOW.

Is It Possible to Watch The Bachelor for Free?

Yes. All three of the services listed above offer free trial periods, as do FuboTV, PlayStation Vue and Sling, but make sure you remember to cancel before getting charged.

You can also try using a digital antenna.

And if all else fails, full episodes become available for free on the ABC site one week after they air. You'll just have to subsist on video clips and Twitter memes in the meantime.

This story has been updated.