What Time Is the ‘Bachelor’ Season 21 Finale? How and When to Watch Nick Viall’s Final Episode

Will the fourth time actually be the charm? Nick Viall’s run as the season 21 Bachelor comes to a close with the finale on Monday, March 13, when fans will learn whether the two-time Bachelorette runner-up finally gets to propose to someone on the popular dating show.

Nick Viall
Nick Viall ABC/Rick Rowell

The three-hour live finale event airs on ABC March 13 from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. ET. The first two hours will complete Viall’s journey with his final two ladies, Vanessa Grimaldi and Raven Gates, culminating in a hoped-for marriage proposal to one of the two women. Then, Viall and his winner will appear in-studio with Chris Harrison for the After the Final Rose live special to look back on the season’s highlights and provide an update on the Bachelor’s relationship status.

Nick and Vanessa
Nick and Vanessa ABC/Terhi Tuovinen

A previously released preview clip from the finale showed Viall’s dad, Chris, expressing his concern that Grimaldi could break his son’s heart. “I really could feel her emotion, but it was a little bit of fear that she could hurt Nick,” Chris tells the camera. Another promo promised that the ATFR will include a mysterious “Bachelor first.” A show source previously told Us Weekly that this season’s ATFR is “awesome.”

Nick and Raven
Nick and Raven ABC/Terhi Tuovinen

In a March 13 interview with ABC, Harrison teased that Viall, 36, “might be the first Bachelor in the history of this entire franchise to be left at the end.” Viall’s third-place finisher, Rachel Lindsay, will be the season 13 Bachelorette.

The Bachelor season 21 finale airs on ABC Monday, March 13, at 8 p.m. ET. 

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