The Bachelor is not on ABC’s fall schedule

ABC unveiled its fall schedule this morning, and the 13th season of The Bachelor is not on the schedule.

But that’s not because the show has been cancelled, ABC entertainment president Steve McPherson told TV critics a few minutes ago. “We’re actually looking for a another Bachelor, and we’ll see how that goes,” he said.

“Casting on that show is critical,” he added, and said that they “don’t need it on the fall schedule.” McPherson said it’s good to let it “rest and come back” to “make sure that we don’t”

In response to a question about The Bachelorette 4, he said he was satisfied with the season, and that DeAnna “was a terrific choice.” However, he said “we’d like to get people participating more along the way” instead of just tuning in for the finale.

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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Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.