13 Major Changes Revealed in Nick Viall’s ‘Bachelor’ 2017! (PHOTOS)

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13 Major Changes Revealed in Nick Viall’s ‘Bachelor’ 2017! (PHOTOS)

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13 Major Changes Revealed in Nick Viall’s ‘Bachelor’ 2017! (PHOTOS)

You don’t hire Nick Viall for Bachelor 2017 without expecting him to shake the franchise up a bit in 2017.

Luckily, it sounds like the four-time alum is living up to expectations in Season 21, bringing plenty of surprises from night one’s limo arrivals all the way to the finale.

Want to know what sort of changes are in store? Click through the gallery for 13 deviations from the formula, including a groundbreaking First Impression Rose and a new rule for all contestants!

The Bachelor Season 21 premieres Monday, January 2 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.

13 Major Changes Revealed in Nick Viall’s ‘Bachelor’ 2017! (PHOTOS)
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Lots o’ contestants

Lots o’ contestants
Instead of the usual 25-ish gals, lucky Nick is #blessed with 30 beautiful, accomplished women on his cast. How will he choose?
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Lots o’ contestants

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Instead of the usual 25-ish gals, lucky Nick is #blessed with 30 beautiful, accomplished women on his cast. How will he choose?

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An early Neil Lane cameo

An early Neil Lane cameo
We don’t have to wait for the finale to see the franchise’s go-to jeweler — one gal brings him with her to limo arrivals in the premiere! Apparently, she uses him to show Nick her engagement ring of choice.
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An early Neil Lane cameo

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We don’t have to wait for the finale to see the franchise’s go-to jeweler — one gal brings him with her to limo arrivals in the premiere! Apparently, she uses him to show Nick her engagement ring of choice.

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Game-Changing First Impression Rose

Game-Changing First Impression Rose

We won’t spoil you totally, but click over here to find out why Nick’s choice in his First Impression Rose recipient is such a big deal.

Game-Changing First Impression Rose

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We won’t spoil you totally, but click over here to find out why Nick’s choice in his First Impression Rose recipient is such a big deal.

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A new elimination rule

A new elimination rule
Instead of only the Bachelor getting all the say in who stays and who goes, the women actually have a voice this season. If at any point a contestant decides she’s no longer interested in Nick, she can reject his invitation to continue dating.
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A new elimination rule

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Instead of only the Bachelor getting all the say in who stays and who goes, the women actually have a voice this season. If at any point a contestant decides she’s no longer interested in Nick, she can reject his invitation to continue dating.

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There’s an early “wedding”

There’s an early “wedding”
In the very first group date, the Wisconsin native takes 12 women to a wedding photoshoot to try out different bridal themes.
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There’s an early “wedding”

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In the very first group date, the Wisconsin native takes 12 women to a wedding photoshoot to try out different bridal themes.

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And possibly an early breakup

And possibly an early breakup
Another odd group date is to Hollywood’s Museum of Broken Relationships, where six bachelorettes can pretend to “break up” with Nick in front of a live audience. Yes, really.

And possibly an early breakup

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Another odd group date is to Hollywood’s Museum of Broken Relationships, where six bachelorettes can pretend to “break up” with Nick in front of a live audience. Yes, really.

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They even meet his family early

They even meet his family early
The lead’s fam usually doesn't shows up until the finale, but the Viall crew is called in early this season when he brings the girls home to Waukesha, Wisconsin.
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They even meet his family early

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The lead’s fam usually doesn't shows up until the finale, but the Viall crew is called in early this season when he brings the girls home to Waukesha, Wisconsin.

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Midwestern culture

Midwestern culture
Sure, we got this with Chris Soules, but it sounds like Nick’s time in his home state is much more eventful, complete with a concert by country star Chris Lane.
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Midwestern culture

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Sure, we got this with Chris Soules, but it sounds like Nick’s time in his home state is much more eventful, complete with a concert by country star Chris Lane.

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Real star power

Real star power
Speaking of concerts, ABC really went above and beyond this year, somehow snagging Backstreet Boys for an 11-person group date. The girls even get to go on stage with the boy band during a live concert.

Real star power

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Speaking of concerts, ABC really went above and beyond this year, somehow snagging Backstreet Boys for an 11-person group date. The girls even get to go on stage with the boy band during a live concert.

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Olympic cameos

Olympic cameos
You could argue the same star power comes with appearances by Olympic track and field stars Michelle Carter, Allyson Felix, and Carl Lewis. They even put the ladies to the test with a race!
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Olympic cameos

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You could argue the same star power comes with appearances by Olympic track and field stars Michelle Carter, Allyson Felix, and Carl Lewis. They even put the ladies to the test with a race!

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True culture

True culture
There have been some disappointing stops along the way in recent Bachelor seasons (Western Pennsylvania, anyone?), but not this time. We can’t wait to see the group hit up New Orleans and really take in the culture at the French Quarter, complete with voodoo dancers and a performance by Lolo.
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True culture

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There have been some disappointing stops along the way in recent Bachelor seasons (Western Pennsylvania, anyone?), but not this time. We can’t wait to see the group hit up New Orleans and really take in the culture at the French Quarter, complete with voodoo dancers and a performance by Lolo.

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Actual danger

Actual danger
You know what’s really scary? Swimming with sharks! Our man does just that with his final six women in St. Thomas in the Virgin Islands and in Bimini in the Bahamas.

Actual danger

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You know what’s really scary? Swimming with sharks! Our man does just that with his final six women in St. Thomas in the Virgin Islands and in Bimini in the Bahamas.

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Back to Europe!

Back to Europe!
It’s been awhile since we hit up the mainland of Europe, so it’s great to hear Nick’s overnights will take place in Lapland, Finland.
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Back to Europe!

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It’s been awhile since we hit up the mainland of Europe, so it’s great to hear Nick’s overnights will take place in Lapland, Finland.

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You don’t hire Nick Viall for Bachelor 2017 without expecting him to shake the franchise up a bit in 2017.

Luckily, it sounds like the four-time alum is living up to expectations in Season 21, bringing plenty of surprises from night one’s limo arrivals all the way to the finale.

Want to know what sort of changes are in store? Click through the gallery for 13 deviations from the formula, including a groundbreaking First Impression Rose and a new rule for all contestants!

The Bachelor Season 21 premieres Monday, January 2 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.