|Farmer Wants a Wife|
|Presented by||Jennifer Nettles|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons|
|No. of episodes|
|Production locations||St. Charles, Orchard Farm, and Portage des Sioux|
Farmer Wants a Wife is an American reality television series, based on the British show of the same name, in which a bachelor farmer chooses a potential romantic partner among a group of 10 single city women.
The series first aired on The CW from April 30 to June 25, 2008.
The first American season consisted of 8 episodes, during which 10 women are trying to be chosen by a bachelor farmer. In that the format differed from the other international versions. Shooting locations in the United States were St. Charles, Orchard Farm, and Portage des Sioux, all in Missouri.
A second American season premiered on Fox in March 2023, with country music singer Jennifer Nettles serving as host.
Biographical data from The CW unless otherwise noted.
|Matt Neustadt||29||West Alton, Missouri||Farmer|
Biographical data from The CW unless otherwise noted.
|Brooke Ward||22||Atlanta, Texas||Marketing Representative||Winner|
|Christa Ackerman||21||New York City, New York||Cocktail Waitress||Runner-Up|
|Amanda Tudesco||21||Poughkeepsie, New York||Northwestern University Student||Episode 7|
|Kanisha Johnson||25||Ontario, California||Leasing Agent|
|Ashley Wochholz||27||Chicago, Illinois||Senior Catering Sales Manager||Episode 6|
|Lisa Lewolt||21||Los Angeles, California||Street Performer||Episode 5|
|Stacey Feldman||24||Owings Mills, Maryland||Public Relations Agent||Episode 4|
|Krista Krogman||23||Kelley, Iowa||Accountant||Episode 3|
|Josie Goldberg||24||Laguna Niguel, California||Math and Tennis Teacher||Episode 2|
|Stephanie Horn||23||Los Angeles, California||Jeweler||Episode 1|
Original Airdate: April 30, 2008 Ten young women arrive at the farm to meet Matt, who takes them to see the chickens, revealing Stephanie's secret fear of them. Matt's mom takes them around the house, where Josie is openly disgusted by the 19th Century style. Matt announces that his neighbor needs a hand collecting chickens. Upon arrival Matt announces that this is going to be the first challenge. Kanisha and Krista tied with 10 chickens each, and have a "coop off". Kanisha finally wins with 14 chickens. Josie collects none, saying that it is beneath her, while Stephanie gets four, overcoming her fear of chickens.
Matt invites everyone for a hayride around the countryside. He asks Stephanie and Josie if they really want to be a farmer's wife. During the ride, Josie's reply provokes an argument between the girls and when they return she and Kanisha have an argument.
The girls prepare for the elimination and arguments continue between the other girls and Josie. Matt asks the girls (excluding Kanisha because she won the challenge) to stand behind a chicken with their name on it. Whoever's chicken does not have an egg underneath it is eliminated. Stephanie is ultimately eliminated because she did not fit in.
Matt decides to spend some alone time with one of the girls and picks Christa to go with him. The girls help her prepare for her date with Matt. He brings her to a small canopy and a bench and they talk. Lisa, Brooke and Amanda toilet paper Matt's truck but are caught by him and Christa. She is outraged because they ruined her "almost perfect" date and more arguments arise.
Original Airdate: May 7, 2008 A romantic date between Matt and Stacey leads to some juicy gossip that is news to Matt. Back at the farm, Stacey and Lisa show their true colors around the pigs, and Matt takes the girls out for a wild night of bingo. At bingo, Josie insults the local bingo players; Matt smooths things over, but the group is embarrassed by Josie's attitude. At the local bar, Lisa and Brooke become "friendly" to the other local farmers, which causes Christa and the other girls to think that they are not interested in Matt, and are on the show for the wrong reasons. Josie is devastated about being eliminated, and refuses to leave. She makes a big scene demanding a "parting gift" from Matt. She finally leaves - without a gift.
Original Airdate: May 14, 2008
Original Airdate: May 28, 2008
Original Airdate: June 4, 2008
Original Airdate: June 11, 2008
Original Airdate: June 18, 2008
Original Airdate: June 25, 2008
|Btm 2||Btm 2||Eliminated|
|Ashley||Btm 2||Btm 2||Eliminated|
|Lisa||Btm 2||Btm 2||Btm 2||Btm 2||Eliminated|
|Josie||Btm 2||Btm 2||Eliminated|
In September 2022, Fox ordered a reboot of the series, produced by Eureka Productions. Hosted by Jennifer Nettles, it premiered on March 8, 2023. In May 2023, the series was renewed for a second season.
Main article: Farmer Wants a Wife (American season 1)
|Original run||Farmer||Profile||Winner||Runner(s)-up||Still Together||Notes|
|March 8 – May 17, 2023|
|Allen Foster||Age: 32
Location: Williamsport, Tennessee
Profession: Cattle Rancher
|Khelsi Stone||Rebecca Rosell||No||Foster and Stone announced their breakup on May 19, 2023.|
|Hunter Grayson||Age: 31
Location: Watkinsville, Georgia
Profession: Cattle and Horse Rancher
|Meghan Baker||Sydney Groom||No||Grayson and Baker announced their breakup on June 20, 2023.|
|Landon Heaton||Age: 35
Location: Alva, Oklahoma
Profession: Cattle Rancher and Farmer
|Ashley Larea||Ashley Rader||No||Heaton and Larea announced their breakup on June 1, 2023.|
|Ryan Black||Age: 32
Location: Shelby, North Carolina
Profession: Horse Trainer and Breeder
|No||Black asked Ramirez - whom he had previously eliminated earlier in the season - to pursue a relationship, but she said no.|
|1||"Goodbye City...Hello Country"||April 30, 2008||1.7/3||2.4|||
|2||"Pigs & Cows & Sheep...Oh My"||May 7, 2008||1.5/2||2.1|||
|3||"Wet 'n Wild"||May 14, 2008||1.3/2||2.0|||
|4||"Do-Si-Do"||May 28, 2008||1.6/3||—|||
|5||"As Country as Apple Pie"||June 4, 2008||1.3/2||2.0|||
|6||"It's Show Time"||June 11, 2008||1.3/2||2.0|||
|7||"A Family Affair"||June 18, 2008||1.3/3||2.0|||
|8||"Farmer Picks a Wife"||June 25, 2008||1.6/3||2.5|||
|1||"Welcome to the Farms"||March 8, 2023||0.4/3||2.46|||
|2||"Down & Dirty on the Farm"||March 15, 2023||0.4/3||2.28|||
|3||"Why Won't He Kiss Miss"||March 22, 2023||0.2/2||1.97|||
|4||"You Can't Have Your Cake & Eat it Too"||March 29, 2023||0.3/2||2.08|||
|5||"Tears, Tantrums and Tailgates"||April 5, 2023||0.3/3||1.96|||
|6||"An Emotional Goodbye"||April 12, 2023||0.2/2||2.03|||
|7||"Barn Dance Romance"||April 19, 2023||0.3/2||2.12|||
|8||"Is There Room for One More?"||April 26, 2023||0.3/2||2.17|||
|9||"Meet the Families"||May 3, 2023||0.3/2||2.06|||
|10||"I've Made a Mistake"||May 10, 2023||0.3/2||2.12|||
|11||"The Final Decisions"||May 17, 2023||0.3/2||2.25|||