For the first time in Bachelor history, 22 women contestants, ranging in age from 60 to 75, will look for love with Gerry Turner on The Golden Bachelor.
Turner, who turned 72 last month, was married to his high school sweetheart Toni and they had two daughters, Angie and Jenny. After 43 years together, Turner's wife passed away after a sudden illness in 2017. She had a bacterial infection that impacted her kidneys and her liver.
Now, with the support of his family, including granddaughters Charlee and Payton, Turner is ready to try to find love again.
When does 'The Golden Bachelor' start?
The Golden Bachelor premieres on Thursday, Sept. 28 at 8:00 p.m. ET, with episodes airing weekly.
Where to watch 'The Golden Bachelor' in Canada
Canadians will be able to watch The Golden Bachelor weekly on Citytv.
How to stream ‘The Golden Bachelor’ in Canada
Who is 'The Golden Bachelor' host?
The Golden Bachelor will be hosted by Canadian Bachelor alum and ex-football player Jesse Palmer, born in Toronto and raised in Ottawa's Nepean area.
Palmer was the first Bachelor participant from outside the U.S., in 2004.
Who is the Golden Bachelor, Gerry Turner?
Turner is a retired restaurateur, with a home on a lake in Indiana.
He plays pickleball, loves hosting barbecues, cheering for his Chicago sports teams, four-wheeling, and spending time with friends and family at local restaurants.
Speaking to Palmer in advance of the show's premiere, Turner opened up about the fact that this new relationship won't be the same love he had with his late wife, adding that he hopes to find a woman who will make him "whole again."
"But I don't think it will look like the relationship I had with Toni," Turner said.
Giving Palmer and the public some advice, as someone who had a successful and long relationship, Turner said each person should, "look at your spouse every day and tell them you love them."
"I would give anything to be able to do that one more time," he said.
Who are the ladies of 'The Golden Bachelor'?
The Golden Bachelor has brought 22 women from all across the U.S. to date Turner, and hopefully feel a romantic spark.
Hometown: Summit, New Jersey
Occupation: Retired nutritionist
Fun Facts: Anna like to spend Sundays at her local farmer’s market, she dives with sharks and loves dark chocolate
Hometown: Port St. Lucie, Florida
Fun Facts: April has a "hidden tattoo" of her nickname "Presh," she wants to write a bestselling book and "finding pennies out and about brings April so much joy."
Hometown: Sierra Madre, California
Occupation: Retired purchasing manager
Fun Facts: Christina’s first concert was The Beatles in 1964, she loves "a good dude ranch" and prefers driving a stick shift car
Hometown: Downey, California
Occupation: Retired realtor
Fun Facts: Edith is building an ADU in her backyard, she "doesn’t do cold," and makes hand-painted birthday cards
Hometown: Delray Beach, Florida
Occupation: Retired teacher
Fun Facts: Ellen's dream is to go to Africa on safari, she loves dancing and "idolizes" Michelle Obama
Hometown: Benton City, Washington
Occupation: High school teacher
Fun Facts: Faith has a horse that she rides through the mountains, she'd love to be in a band and she "hates technology that doesn’t consistently work"
Hometown: Estill Springs, Tennessee
Occupation: Retired project manager
Fun Facts: Jeanie is a certified scuba diver, her favourite is "neon" and at the top of her bucket list is going to the Super Bowl
Hometown: Rockland, Maryland
Occupation: Private school administrator
Fun Facts: Joan loves to dance (after a couple glasses of wine), she's a fan of spending time at museums and her favourite food is "a big, juicy burger"
Hometown: Austin, Texas
Occupation: Retired educational consultant
Fun Facts: Kathy hopes to travel to all seven continents, she has two geriatric cats and she's "obsessed" with Christmas
Hometown: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Occupation: Fitness Instructor
Fun Facts: Leslie hates mice, she's a former aerobics champion and at the top of her list of "Best Concerts Ever" are Lady Gaga and Past Malone
Hometown: Teaneck, New Jersey
Occupation: Health and wellness director
Fun Facts: Maria wants to try paintballing, she likes to indulge in a glass of 100-year old Grand Marnier and loves Valentine’s Day
Hometown: Los Angeles, California
Fan Facts: Marina has three master’s degrees, she "doesn’t stand in lines," and enjoys biographies and medical nonfiction novels
Hometown: Alexandria, Virginia
Occupation: Retired interior designer
Fun Facts: Nancy loves a rom-com, she's a "dancing machine" at weddings and a Bruce Springsteen "stan"
Hometown: New York City, New York
Occupation: Pro-aging coach and midlife speaker
Fun Facts: Natascha likes to relax in Central Park, she wants bell bottoms to make a comeback and her favourite thing to do on a date is "laugh"
Hometown: Aurora, Illinois
Occupation: Retired salon owner
Fun Facts: Pamela loves a backyard barbecues, Judge Judy and cuddling
Hometown: Durham, North Carolina
Occupation: Retired real estate professional
Fun Facts: Patty is an avid sailor, she loves body glitter and can’t start her day without coffee
Hometown: East Haven, Connecticut
Occupation: Dental hygienist
Fun Facts: Peggy has a bichon frisé named Libby, she's a go-karting enthusiast and "would love to be Jennifer Lopez for a day"
Hometown: Chicago, Illinois
Occupation: Former Chicago Honey Bear cheerleader
Fun Facts: Renee wants to meet Harry Styles, she loves taking her grandkids to the zoo and doesn't like "fishy tasting fish"
Hometown: Doraville, Georgia
Occupation: Retired executive assistant
Fun Facts: Anything by Luther Vandross puts Sanra in "the mood," she's proud to share she has a high credit score and loves all NFL teams
Hometown: Aston, Pennsylvania
Occupation: Wedding officiant
Fun Facts: Susan loves her pink go-go boots, she dreams of having lunch with Kris Jenner and loves eating leftovers from the night before
Hometown: Los Angeles, California
Occupation: Public affairs consultant
Fun Facts: Sylvia is a fan of lifting small weights, she makes a "famous" pistachio cake and "loves any excuse to put on a costume"
Hometown: Shrewsbury, New Jersey
Occupation: Financial services professional
Fun Facts: Theresa loves to sing (alone in the car), taught herself about the stock market and is a fan of '70s rock music