ABC has announced Dorfman will travel the world with her bachelors and visit Marseille, France; Venice and Verona, Italy; and Brussels and Ghent, Belgium during her season, which will premiere on Monday, May 19 from 9:30-11PM ET/PT. The series will return to its regular time slot of Monday nights from 8-10PM ET/PT beginning on May 26.
Despite the various locations, The Bachelorette's tenth season will begin with the 27-year-old assistant district attorney from Atlanta, GA, moving into a Los Angeles mansion where she will be introduced to 25 eligible suitors for the season's initial cocktail party.
Many of Dorfman's bachelors will attempt to make memorable first impressions during their arrivals -- including a romantic young musician who invites her to fasten a lock on a gate with him similar to the "Love Lock" bridge in Paris, a "hunky" personal trainer who shows off his strength by pushing his stalled limo up the driveway, and a hairstylist with an off-beat sense of humor who offers her an unusual gift.
A world traveler will also give Dorfman a pair of dolls that a little girl in the Andes Mountains gave him for his future girlfriend, a high energy bachelor will uncork an overflowing bottle of champagne in the driveway, a man will sing to Dorfman, and one suitor will treat the Bachelorette to a cookie tasting, according to the network.
The mood will then become quite serious when Dorfman intends to hand out her first impression rose and the guys become increasingly jealous and competitive. A prior-season The Bachelorette contestant will also return to vie for Dorfman's heart and it will come as a surprise to everyone.
During the cocktail party, a quirky clothing designer brings Dorfman a one-of-a-kind fashion look he sewed just for her and a pro golfer offers her a putting lesson. Whether Dorfman chooses to keep or eliminate the mysterious "party crashing" former cast member will affect who will receive her first impression rose. Her choice will disappoint most of the bachelors, as she'll hand the special rose to a "sincere, humble, unassuming man."
The premiere will conclude with Dorfman whittling her 25 bachelors down to 19.
According to ABC, some of the U.S.-based dates Dorfman and her bachelors will embark on in or near Los Angeles include a chilly date in the "snow-capped mountains," a performance on the show Hollywood Men for charity, a private concert for two by "This Wild Life" at Santa Anita Race Track, a group date singing with "Boyz II Men" in front of a live audience, a solo date in which they'll age 50 years using Hollywood makeup, and a group date at Connecticut's Mohegan Sun where they'll face off against a team of WNBA All Stars.
Dorfman's around-the-world dates will include traveling to Marseille with her remaining men, being serenaded by Ben Fields on a solo date, and watching a sneak peek of The Hundred Foot Journey -- which will inspire the couple to create a French dish of their own. Italy will also be a stop, where the remaining group of guys may enjoy a solo date in the form of a gondola ride under the Bridge of Sighs or exploring the Verona home of Shakespeare's Juliet.
Dorfman will be forced to make important decisions in Belgium, traveling to Brussels and Ghent, before the men's round of hometown dates. While in Belgium, Dorfman and one bachelor will watch a famous goose parade and be treated with an "American Young" concert. Dorfman and her last three men will then head to "a secret exotic location."
One lucky man will get to meet Dorfman's family, according to the network.
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