Cue a refrain of celebratory glasses clinking, as a result of there may be some main Bachelor information. On Tuesday, March 13, Deadline reported that ABC has renewed The Bachelor for Season 23. So don’t fret, noble denizens of Bachelor Nation: Arie Luyendyk Jr.’s season is not going to be the present’s final. There will likely be extra date playing cards to parse, two-on-one dates to gape at, prop-riddled limo entrances to admire, and proper causes to debate.
What’s that? You say this renewal isn’t precisely essentially the most stunning flip of occasions in Bachelor historical past? Well, you aren’t unsuitable about that. The Bachelor is an incredibly popular show, so it makes the entire sense that ABC is holding it round. The Bachelor getting scooped up for an additional spherical was about as predictable as JoJo Fletcher choosing Jordan Rodgers on the finish of her season.
The first season of The Bachelor premiered again in 2002, and it has been a fixture of ABC’s primetime lineup, in addition to a popular culture establishment, ever since. The present has sired a number of hit spinoffs, together with The Bachelorette, Bachelor in Paradise, and Bachelor Winter Games. People host viewing events for it, write about it, create fantasy leagues for it, discuss it, tweet about it, and podcast about it. It has inspired multiple scripted series. It’s been parodied on Saturday Night Live and Jimmy Kimmel Live. The actuality courting competitors present is a popular culture juggernaut, and it doesn’t present any indicators of slowing down.
In an August 2017 with Variety, Robert Mills, ABC’s senior vice chairman of other programming, supplied up his ideas on The Bachelor franchise’s longevity. He informed the publication,
Yes, sooner or later sooner or later, the 23rd Super Bowl-chelor will likely be in your tv set.
So, who will likely be America’s Next Top Bachelor? Well, ABC sometimes saves that call till after The Bachelorette and Bachelor in Paradise air, and uh, neither of these reveals have returned. We’re nonetheless two months away from Becca Kufrin’s season of The Bachelorette, and Bachelor in Paradise Season 5 premiere will occur someday after that. *Does some actually spectacular calculations.* That means it may very well be a number of complete months earlier than the following Bachelor is known as.
When ABC introduced that Arie would be the star of The Bachelor Season 22, the response was about as heat as Nick Viall and Vanessa Grimaldi’s ice bathtub; many members of Bachelor Nation weren’t precisely feeling this throwback choose. Assuming Season 23 does not observe in Season 22’s polarizing footsteps (i.e., comb through the older seasons of The Bachelorette), the following Bachelor will most probably be on Becca’s season or the upcoming installment of BiP. So it most likely is not a foul thought to maintain your eyes peeled through the forthcoming rounds of The Bachelorette and BiP for any and all potential future Bachelors.
Anyway, congratulations to The Bachelor on Season 23. May ABC offer you not less than 23 extra seasons.