‘The Bachelor’ Renewed For Season 29 At ABC

The network announced Friday that it’s long-running reality dating series has been renewed for Season 29. No word yet on a premiere date, though the show typically debuts in the winter.

‘Bachelor’ Creator Mike Fleiss Responds To Report Of Investigation Into Racial Discrimination Amid Show Exit

“I do believe I could have done more,” Fleiss said about the franchise’s lack of diversity in light of the report surrounding his departure after 21 years with the ABC dating mainstay.

‘The Bachelor’ Creator Mike Fleiss Leaves Franchise After More Than 20 Years

Mike Fleiss is stepping down from the creative team of the Bachelor franchise after more than 20 years. Season 27, which just ended Monday night with the engagement of Zach Shallcross and Kaity Biggar, is his final season with the franchise. Claire Freeland, Jason Ehrlich, and longtime executive producer Bennett Graebner will be taking over as executive producers and showrunners for the franchise.

‘The Bachelor,’ ‘American Idol’ And ‘Shark Tank’ Among ABC’s Unscripted Renewals

ABC has renewed the unscripted series The Bachelor, American Idol, Shark Tank, America’s Funniest Home Videos and Celebrity Wheel of Fortune for new seasons.

‘The Bachelor’ Names Jesse Palmer As New Host

The Bachelor has found Chris Harrison’s replacement … and he’s already a member of Bachelor Nation. Jesse Palmer, who starred in Season 5 of The Bachelor back in 2004, will host the upcoming season of ABC’s reality romance hit, the network announced on Tuesday. The new season is slated to air early next year.

Bachelor’ Names Jodi Baskerville First Black Executive Producer In Franchise History

Chris Harrison Exits ‘Bachelor’ Franchise

Just hours after the 17th season of The Bachelorette debuted, longtime host Chris Harrison has exited the romance franchise for good. Having fronted the Mike Fleiss-created The Bachelor and all its lucrative ABC spinoffs since 2002, Harrison will receive a rose of his own in the form of mid-range eight-figure payoff and promise to keep his mouth shut. The confidential settlement with franchise producers and distributor Warner Horizon was finally reached after one more flurry of back and forth between the parties and Bachelor broadcaster ABC on Monday night.

‘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 […]

‘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.” […]

‘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 […]

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.


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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

‘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.


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.