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The Rise and Fall of Gerry Turner’s Stint as ABC’s First ‘Golden Bachelor’

The first-ever Golden Bachelor Gerry Turner and his wife Theresa Nist announced on Good Morning America that they have mutually decided to “dissolve our marriage.” This many years into the storied ABC franchise, not much will surprise Bachelor Nation (the term for the reality dating show’s devoted audience). But news of a Golden Bachelor divorce […]

‘The Golden Bachelorette’ Is a Go at ABC

The Golden Bachelorette is ready to bloom as ABC launches the latest spinoff in its long-running dating franchise. At the Television Critics Association’s winter press tour on Saturday, the network announced that the new series will launch this fall following the success of the inaugural season of The Golden Bachelor, which aired the finale of […]

‘Golden Bachelor’ Star Gerry Turner Signs With Gersh

Gerry Turner, the 72-year-old retiree who gained fame and won hearts as ABC’s The Golden Bachelor, has signed with Gersh for representation. Turner became a hot commodity after Golden Bachelor thanks to his humble beginnings, good looks and widower status, all factors that made the recent series ABC’s strongest 35-day audience average for any unscripted […]

TV Ratings: ‘Golden Bachelor’ Finale Hits 32-Month Franchise High

The Golden Bachelor lived up to its title with Thursday’s season finale, scoring its biggest audience of the season and a nearly three-year high for the ABC unscripted franchise. The two hour-plus finale, which saw 72-year-old widower Gerry Turner propose to Theresa Nist — a wedding special is set for Jan. 4 on ABC — drew 6.07 […]

‘Golden Bachelor’: Gerry Turner and Fiancée to Marry in Wedding Ceremony Airing Live on ABC

Gerry Turner will not be a Golden Bachelor for much longer, as he is set to get married in a wedding ceremony televised live on ABC. During Thursday’s live finale of The Golden Bachelor, which featured series lead Turner getting engaged to Theresa Nist in Costa Rica, the couple announced that they will tie the […]

The Golden Bachelor’s Not-So-Golden Past

[Editor’s Note: On April 12, around three months after ABC’s Golden Wedding, Gerry Turner and Theresa Nist announced they are getting a divorce. Read that story here.] By sharp contrast to the young cads with sixpack abs previously populating the hot tubs on ABC’s The Bachelor, Gerry Turner, the handsome, 72-year-old star of The Golden Bachelor spinoff, brought fresh […]

Where to Stream ‘The Golden Bachelor’ Two-Hour Finale Online for Free

Airing on ABC on Thursday, the senior dating spinoff features 72-year-old Gerry Turner as the eligible bachelor.

‘Golden Bachelor’: Gerry Turner on Using the L-Word Twice and Why the Fantasy Suites Change Everything

[This story contains spoilers for the “Women Tell All” special of The Golden Bachelor.] Gerry Turner was looking forward to getting closure with one woman in particular at the “Women Tell All” episode of his inaugural season of ABC’s The Golden Bachelor. The special that aired Thursday brought amicable reunions with the previous contestants from […]

Inside Gerry’s Season of ‘The Golden Bachelor’: From First Kiss to “Knockin’ Boots” in the Fantasy Suites

When The Golden Bachelor was filming, star Gerry Turner discovered his celebrity doppelganger. Then unknown to the world — months before the golden-era Bachelor spinoff would premiere to record ratings for the ABC franchise — the 72-year-old retired widower was filming one of his hometown dates at the New Jersey shore. People started gathering, noticing […]

‘Golden Bachelor’: Gerry Turner on His “Extremely Difficult” Moments and the Pressure of Hometown Dates

[This story includes spoilers for the latest episode of ABC’s The Golden Bachelor.] Gerry Turner was able to cheer on the women as they learned more about one of his great passions — yep, we’re talking about pickleball — during this week’s installment of The Golden Bachelor. The latest episode featured a group-date competition as […]

‘Bachelor in Paradise’: Wells Adams Discusses All the Drama — and the Chances of a ‘Golden’ Version

[This story contains spoilers for the latest episode of ABC’s Bachelor in Paradise.] Wells Adams is spilling the (presumably boozy) tea about all of the key moments from season nine of Bachelor in Paradise. During an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, the ABC dating series’ longtime bartender chats about previous The Bachelorette villain Brayden Bowers […]

‘Golden Bachelor’ Sparks With Streaming Viewers

The Golden Bachelor continues to capture viewers’ hearts. After a solid on-air premiere and a strong showing over three days of delayed viewing and streaming, the ABC series’ momentum continued across additional days. After a week of multi-platform viewing, the Sept. 28 series premiere for The Golden Bachelor hit 9 million viewers, more than double […]