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 Bachelorette’ To Air 2 Seasons In 2021

For the first time in the history of the franchise, The Bachelorette will produce two cycles in the same calendar year. The summer staple has been renewed by ABC for Seasons 17 and 18 to air in 2021. They will be headlined by two Bachelor Nation favorites, Katie Thurston and Michelle Young, who both had been heavily speculated to be the next Bachelorette after becoming breakouts of the just concluded, marked by controversy 25th season of The Bachelor.

Chris Harrison Won’t Return To ‘Bachelorette’

“Chris Harrison will not be hosting the next season of The Bachelorette,” ABC and Warner Horizon said in a statement on Friday. Former Bachelorettes Tayshia Adams and Kaitlyn Bristowe will step in for Harrison as co-hosts of the upcoming season.

Former ‘Bachelorette’ Star Sentenced In California

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Kasey Kahl, a former contestant on ABC’s “The Bachelorette,” has been sentenced to three years of probation and community service in connection with a fight outside a California bar. The Fresno Bee reports Kahl was sentenced Tuesday in a Fresno County courtroom. The 30-year-old Kahl pleaded no contest to a felony […]