ABC has actually restored The Bachelor for a 27th season, as it stays among their top shows. Even while streaming on Hulu next day, The Bachelor season 26 regularly ranked no. 1 in its time slot for grownups age 18-49. The Bachelor just recently struck its 20-year anniversary, premiering March 25, 2002, and it is still going strong into its 27th season.
Last season was a reset for the series, which had actually been traditionally hosted by Chris Harrison. After safeguarding questionable participant Rachel Kirkconnell from Matt James season, Harrison stepped aside from the series prior to being changed by previous Bachelor lead Jesse Palmer. Palmer hosted Season 26, which starred Clayton Echard.
In the explosive ending of season 26, Echard disposed his top 2 candidates, Rachel Recchia and Gabby Windey, at the exact same time after he recognized he had actually fallen for the gotten rid of Susie Evans. Evans returned, however declined his proposition on air, leaving Echard alone. In one last twist, Echard and Evans exposed throughout the post-finale reunion, After the Last Rose, that they were together. The reunion had 4.73 million individuals tune in, and the season provided a 2.35 ranking for grownups 18-49.
The Bachelors spin-off, The Bachelorette, is presently in production for its 19th season. After being disposed at the exact same time, Recchia and Windey will function as co-Bachelorettes for the brand-new season, likewise hosted by Palmer. Unlike the previous effort to have 2 Bachelorettes, where a single Bachelorette was picked after the best episode, the 2 females will do the whole season together.
There is presently no word on who the next Bachelor will be. At this moment in the series, the Bachelor is generally a participant from The Bachelorette who stopped working to win the Bachelorettes heart, however recorded the audiences. This was why audiences were so puzzled with Echards choice from Michelle Youngs season. There were numerous candidates that recorded an unique location in audiences hearts, such as Brandon Jones, Rodney Matthew, and Olumide “Olu” Onajide. It is likewise significant that Echard was selected as Bachelor prior to Youngs season of The Bachelorette had actually aired, suggesting manufacturers might have presumed audiences would react much better to Echard on the season.
Jones, Matthew, and Onajide are all strong options for the next Bachelor. Other possible competitors are Greg Grippo, Michael Allio, and Andrew Spencer, all from Katie Thurstons season prior to Youngs. Fans will most likely constantly hope that preferred Tyler Cameron will accept be the Bachelor after he took hearts on season 15 of The Bachelorette, however it appears not likely.
The Bachelor is a production of Next Home entertainment and Warner Bros, with unscripted tv in association with Warner Horizon. Mike Fleiss is the developer behind The Bachelor, in addition to The Bachelorette and Bachelor in Paradise. Season 19 of The Bachelorette will premiere on July 11, 2022.