‘The Bachelor’ Star Colton Underwood Comes Out As Gay

Colton Underwood, the former football tight end who found fame on “The Bachelor,” has revealed that he is gay. “I’ve ran from myself for a long time. I’ve hated myself for a long time,” Underwood told “Good Morning America” on Wednesday. “And I’m gay. And I came to terms with that earlier this year and have […]

‘Bachelor’ Host Chris Harrison ‘Stepping Aside’

Chris Harrison is “stepping aside” as host of ABC’s The Bachelor after excusing a contestant’s racism. “Just as I taught my children to stand up, and to own their actions, I will do the same,” Harrison says in a statement posted on Instagram.

ABC Names Matt James Its First Black ‘Bachelor’

James, a 28-year-old from North Carolina, was originally chosen to compete for Clare Crawley’s affection on The Bachelorette, but filming was scrapped in March due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Rachel Lindsay Threatens To Leave ‘The Bachelor’

After 24 Bachelor contestants and 15 Bachelorettes, the franchise’s sole black lead, Rachel Lindsay, is ready to dissociate with ABC’s reality series entirely if it doesn’t immediately address its problem with diversity.

‘The Bachelor’s’ Colton Underwood Tests Positive For Coronavirus

‘The Bachelor’ Team Seeking Senior Citizens For New ABC Dating Show

Cosmo Changes Course On ‘Bachelor’ Cover

The magazine won’t publish an online cover featuring Victoria Fuller after photos surfaced of her modeling “White Lives Matter” apparel.

Judge Approves Plea Deal For ‘The Bachelor’ Star

INDEPENDENCE, Iowa (AP) — A judge has approved a plea deal that imposes two years’ probation and a suspended prison term for an Iowa farmer who appeared on “The Bachelor.” Buchanan County District Court records say the judge accepted the plea agreement Monday between Chris Soules and prosecutors “because it is in accordance with the pre-sentence investigation […]

‘The Bachelor’ Comes To Tubi

Ad-supported video-on-demand service Tubi today entered a content deal with Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution for select seasons of The Bachelor. Available are the first seasons of The Bachelor and The Bachelorette, as well as The Bachelorette: Trista & Ryan’s Wedding. In addition, Tubi will stream 2018’s fifth season of Bachelor in Paradise. Customers can access these seasons of […]

ABC Reups Quartet Of Alternative Series

The network today greenlit new seasons of stalwarts The Bachelor, Dancing with the Stars and America’s Funniest Home Videos along with rookie Child Support, featuring Ricky Gervais.

DMA 57: LITTLE ROCK, AR

Why Did KATV Cut Story From ‘The Bachelor’?

Contestant Raven Gates says her anecdote on Monday’s ABC reality series was “censored” by Sinclair’s Little Rock, Ark., affiliate; the station says it was a technical error.

Jimmy Kimmel To Host ABC ‘Bachelor’ Special

Kimmel will host a primetime special dedicated to The Bachelor on Jan. 2 at 10 p.m., immediately after the Season 21 premiere of the dating show on ABC. The special is titled Jimmy Kimmel Live: Here for the Right Reasons. That same night, in lieu of an original episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live at 11:35 p.m., the latenight series will air as a repeat of the primetime special.

ABC, ESPN Launches ‘Bachelor’ Fantasy League

ABC Extends ‘The Bachelor’ With Cable Spinoff

‘The Bachelor’ Premiere Will Be Telecast Live

ABC’s The Bachelor‘s latest cycle — premiering Monday, Jan. 5, and starring Bachelorette reject Chris Soules — will be three hours long. It’ll also be telecast live.

Santa Fe Officials Wooing TV’s ‘The Bachelor’

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Santa Fe city councilors say tourism officials should disclose whether taxpayer funds are being spent to lure TV’s “The Bachelor” to film in the city. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports city tourism director Randy Randall said that the ABC reality show wants to keep any decisions secret. Tourism officials have been […]

New Mexico City Attempts To Woo ‘The Bachelor’

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The city of Santa Fe, New Mexico, is trying to land the “The Bachelor,” and it may shell out some money for the mission. The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://goo.gl/GRqNAi) councilors are expected Wednesday to consider a request to spend between $50,000 and $100,000 from Tourism Santa Fe’s reserve budget in […]

Reality Star Gia Allemand Commits Suicide

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Gia Allemand, who was the girlfriend of NBA Pelicans player Ryan Anderson and appeared on ABC’s “The Bachelor” and “Bachelor Pad,” has died, her publicist said Wednesday. She was 29. Allemand was taken Monday night to University Hospital in New Orleans after a suicide attempt, the publicist, Penelope Jean Hayes, said […]

‘Bachelor’ Racial Discrimination Suit Tossed

A U.S. District Court judge sides with ABC over The Bachelor discrimination suit on First Amendment grounds.

‘Bachelor’ Accountant Accused Of Stealing $600,000

ABC’s ‘Bachelor’ Accused Of Racial Bias

Two black men who said they were “lookin’ for love” and auditioned last summer for the popular ABC reality television show The Bachelor sued the network on Wednesday, saying they were rejected because of their race.

OVERNIGHTS

Whopper Of A Finale For ‘Bachelor’

Brad Womack picked Emily Maynard as his future bride, and ABC picked up a win last night with the season finale of The Bachelor. The 15th edition of the ABC reality show averaged a season-high 4.5 adults 18-49 rating from 8 to 10 p.m., dwarfing its previous season high of 3.4 earlier this month.