When Does 'The Bachelorette' Season 18 Start and Who's in the Cast?

ABC is going all-in on The Bachelorette this year. Season 18 of the show is coming this October, just two months after Katie Thurston was pretty much forced into choosing Blake Moynes as her final suitor.

Now, Michelle Young is going from being the runner-up of Matt James' season of The Bachelor to standing as the latest Bachelorette. This means that Bachelor Nation will have another 30 men to thirst over and to argue about whether they are there for the "right reasons" or not.

When Season 18 starts this fall, among the men Young will have to choose from include football player Bryan Witzmann, basketball player Joe Coleman and Clint Eastwood's grandson.

Here's when Bachelorette fans will be able to watch Young's romantic drama with these men, and who else will be battling out for her heart.

When Does 'The Bachelorette' Season 18 Start?

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Michelle Young is Season 18's Bachelorette ABC

The premiere of the latest season is set to air on Tuesday, October 19 at 8 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. CT on ABC. The remaining episodes will air in that slot weekly on Tuesdays.

For viewers who want to watch the new season online, episodes come to Hulu on Wednesday morning. Last season, episodes came to the streamer at 5 a.m. ET, and the new episodes are expected to suit.

Who Is in the Cast of 'The Bachelorette' Season 18?

This year's Bachelorette is Michelle Young, the third Black lead of the series after Rachel Lindsay and Tayshia Adams.

She previously appeared on The Bachelor Season 25, when she came in second place behind the controversial Rachael Kirkconnell.

The following 30 men will be introduced during the season's premiere:

  • Alec Thompson, 29, an engineer from Forest, Virginia
  • Brandon Jones, 26, a traveling nurse recruiter from Portland, Oregon
  • Brandon Kieffer, 29, a brand manager from Sulphur, Louisiana
  • Bryan Witzmann, 31, an NFL player from Houlton, Wisconsin
  • Casey Woods, 36, an advertising creative director from Parkland, Florida
  • Chris Gallant, 28, a motivational speaker from Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • Chris Sutton, 28, a commodities broker from New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Clayton Echard, 28, a medical sales representative from Eureka, Missouri
  • Daniel Tully, 26, a firefighter from Austin, Texas
  • Edward Naranjo, 27, a wellness coach from Brownsville, Texas
  • Garrett Aida, 33, a tech CEO from Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Jack Russell, 30, a former army officer from Greensboro, North Carolina
  • Jamie Skaar, 32, a biotech CEO from Tacoma, Washington
  • Joe Coleman, 28, a real estate developer from Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • JoMarri Gable, 26, a personal trainer from Fresno, California
  • Leroy Arthur, 27, a biomedical PhD student from Durham, North Carolina
  • Lowell "LT" Murray IV, 38, a yoga guru from Bellevue, Washington
  • Martin Gelbspan, 29, a personal trainer from Miami, Florida
  • Mollique Johnson, 36, an academic administrator from San Diego, California
  • Nayte Olukoya, 27, a sales executive from Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • Olumide "Olu" Onajide, 27, an IT analyst from Woodland Park, New Jersey
  • Pardeep Singh, 30, a neuroscientist from Brooklyn, New York
  • Peter Izzo, 26, a "pizzapreneur" from Bellmore, New York
  • PJ Henderson, 30, a firefighter from Houston, Texas
  • Rick Leach, 32, a medical sales representative from Munroe Falls, Ohio
  • Rodney Matthews, 29, a sales representative from Rancho Cucamonga, California
  • Romeo Alexander, 32, a mathematician from New York City, New York
  • Ryan Fox, 30, an environmental consultant from Sanger, California
  • Spencer Williams, 25, a financial crimes analyst from Cleveland, Ohio
  • Will Urena, 28, an academic interventionist from Grand Rapids, Michigan