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What time is ‘The Bachelorette’ on tonight?

The next step of Charity's romantic journey will air at a different time than the previous episodes.

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Season 20 of The Bachelorette is well underway, and Charity Lawson’s quest to find a husband (or boyfriend, if she’s bold enough to break the show’s ever-important rules) has already given us more than a few surprises. With pro wrestlers, Harvard graduates, firefighters, yacht captains, and the son of politician Steve McLaughlin to choose from this season, Charity’s decision-making muscle is already getting quite the workout.

While Brayden’s antics have been the major talking point of the season thus far, there’s been another elephant in the room that viewers have not been quiet about: the show’s new air time. Bachelor Nation has long been used to the traditional 8pm ET/7pm CT time slot that both The Bachelor and The Bachelorette have held, but this year, the show has been starting at 9pm ET/8pm CT, making millions of viewers late to bed and not happy about it. Then, at the end of episode four, an announcement was made that the time would be changing yet again.

Did Bachelor Nation get what it wanted, or has ABC thrown another wrench into things?

What time does The Bachelorette come on?

While season 20 of The Bachelorette was originally airing at 9pm ET, a blink-and-you-missed-it announcement at the end of episode four revealed that the fifth episode would be moving back to the show’s typical time slot of 8pm ET/7pm CT. Subsequent episodes will also air at this time as the show progresses each Monday, which will take the cast everywhere from California to Fiji to the exotic, subtropical grounds of New Orleans, Louisiana. The Jonas Brothers’ Claim to Fame will now air after The Bachelorette at 10pm ET/9pm CT.

Our protagonist Charity previously participated in season 27 of The Bachelorette‘s sister show The Bachelor, where she wound up being the fourth runner-up when then-Bachelor Zach Shallcross decided they weren’t a perfect match. The following week, during the “Women Tell All” episode, host Jesse Palmer revealed to Charity that she would be taking center stage for season 20 of The Bachelorette.

Who will Charity give her next set of roses to, and will our boy Tanner get one? We’ll find out tonight at The Bachelorette’s new time, 8pm ET/7pm CT.

Charlotte Simmons
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Charlotte Simmons

Charlotte is a freelance writer for We Got This Covered, a graduate of St. Thomas University's English program, a fountain of film opinions, and the single biggest fan of Peter Jackson's 'King Kong,' probably. Having written professionally since 2018, her work has also appeared in The Town Crier and The East