The Bachelor could soon see another spin-off. Before COVID-19 shutdown production in Hollywood, ABC had put a casting call out for seniors looking for love. Nothing was revealed after that because productions came to a halt.
However, Variety has reported that the series is still on the table, and ABC has received videos from seniors looking for love. The series was in serious consideration to air in Fall 2020 if the pandemic had not taken over the world.
Rob Mills from ABC said the following about the new series:
“Some of the casting interviews we got, they were just so touching. It’s such a different way of doing The Bachelor because these people are just at a totally different place in their lives. There is an interesting thing about people who have hit the other end of the spectrum, who’ve lived their lives, they’ve raised their kids, some have been widowed or divorced and maybe some have never been in love. We thought that would be an interesting dynamic through the Bachelor prism.”
Next up for The Bachelor franchise is Clare Crawley’s season of The Bachelorette. That is currently in production and set to air this fall.
What do you think? Would you watch baby boomers looking for love? Is there room for another series in The Bachelor franchise?
Yes. The ABC TV audience in their 60’s + would support this version, cheering on their peers with enthusiasm. (Look how popular clean TV such as Hallmark channel is today.)
Not watching , same thing …over and over. Crying high school girls (but much older) , done with it .
Sounds intriguing! Could be just as juicy as the regular Bachelors/Bachelorettes!!
Yes, I had said they should do one with older people. People that are mature & not doing the show with ulterior motives like getting into show biz.
What do they consider a senior citizen? Someone in their 40s?
I believe 70’s or older