The season finale of The Bachelor airs in less than two weeks but that won’t be the end for the Monday night series on ABC. The alphabet network has just renewed the dating series for a 21st season which will likely begin airing January 2017.
Here’s part of the network’s press release about the renewal:
“THE BACHELOR” (Season 21)
ABC’s “The Bachelor,” a pop-culture sensation, will celebrate its 21st season with more fireworks, surprises and drama than ever. Just as Ben Higgins, one of the most popular Bachelors ever, will end his journey to find love with a proposal, the series has encouraged millions of viewers for over a decade to find their own fairytale romances while the original hit primetime romance reality series continues to offer unpredictable, sexy, emotional, over-the-top fun. The newly relaxed format rules guarantee more “OMG,” jaw-dropping moments. Bachelor Nation has made this romantic rollercoaster ride one of television’s top social-media and water-cooler shows, as one lucky man and 25 lucky women have the unique opportunity to find true love.
Hosted by Chris Harrison, “The Bachelor” is a production of Next Entertainment, in association with Warner Horizon Television. Mike Fleiss, Elan Gale, Bennett Graebner, Peter Scalettar and Nicole Woods serve as executive producers.
ABC has also renewed: America’s Funniest Home Videos, Black-ish, Dancing with the Stars, Fresh Off the Boat, The Goldbergs, Grey’s Anatomy, How to Get Away with Murder, Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD, The Middle, Modern Family, Once Upon a Time, Scandal, Shark Tank, and Quantico.
What do you think? Do you like The Bachelor TV show? Are you glad that it’s been renewed or, do you think it should have been cancelled instead?