Bachelor 9 casting producer says the show is still looking for a male or female lead

Producers looking for Bachelor 9 participants in Aspen told a newspaper that the series may be another Bachelorette if they find a woman instead of a man to front the series.

In Aspen from March 16 to March 22, a casting producer from Kassting Inc. told the Aspen Daily News that producers are “hand selecting people.” Tedd Schermerhorn also said that the person they’re looking for could be either male or female. “If it’s a guy, we want them to be attractive and more of a professional person, not somebody who’s just hanging out. … They have to have something to offer.”

He also suggested that the producers either take their jobs very seriously or are desperate to find someone. “There’s a lot of research that goes into it. We have teams in the office researching to find that high-class group that guys or girls are a part of,” he said.

Schermerhorn added that this is a long process. “It will be some exotic location. We’ve interviewed a lot of people already, and there have been some interesting characters, but the process is ongoing; it may be months before we find ‘the one.'”

If he’s not just being coy, they’d better hurry the heck up, since filming begins in six weeks.

Scouts cruising for ‘Bachelor,’ ‘Bachelorette’ [Aspen Daily News]

Surprisingly, man not eaten alive on Eaten Alive

Eaten Alive

Discovery Channel’s happy family holiday special Eaten Alive aired Sunday, rewarding viewers for their two full hours of viewing by ensuring that they spent quality time in the company of others instead of wasting that time doing something else that might not have been as satisfying, such as buying things that have labels which accurately reflect their contents.

Winter 2015 reality TV debut schedule

winter 2015 reality TV schedule

Mark your calendars with all these upcoming reality TV show debuts, including Celebrity Apprentice, The Bachelor, and another season of MasterChef Junior, all of which kick off in early January.

There are also 20+ shows debuting in December--including the one-off return of The Sing Off. No winter break for reality TV.

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