ABC renews the Bachelorette for a fourth season

This year is quickly becoming the year of the resurrected reality series: The Mole is returning, Paradise Hotel 2 debuts soon, and now ABC has renewed The Bachelorette.

Sometime this summer, more than three years after the third season ended, ABC will debut The Bachelorette 4. It “is being prepped for a possible summer debut, with Mike Fleiss once again exec producing the series he created,” Variety reports.

“ABC is keeping a lid on the creative details on the new” season, according to Variety. In the meantime, The Bachelor 12 will debut in March.

ABC brings back ‘Bachelorette’ [Variety]

Review: Married at First Sight

Marriage At First Sight

In an era of Tinder and Grindr, instant acceptance or dismissal of a potential partner, or instant sex with another body, Married at First Sight offers the thrill of watching strangers deal with the very basics of relationships.

Beyond the headline-grabbing premise, the series has turned out to be a stripped-down, authentic exploration of something very interesting. Read the full review.

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