The Bachelorette is an American reality television dating game show that debuted on ABC on January 8, 2003.
Dating game shows are television game shows that incorporate a dating system in the form of a game with clear rules.
The first season featured Trista Rehn, the runner-up date from the first season of The Bachelor, offering the opportunity for Rehn to choose a husband among 25 bachelors.
The 2004 season of The Bachelorette again took a runner-up from the previous season of The Bachelor.
After last airing on February 28, 2005, the series returned to ABC during the spring of 2008, following an absence of three years.