The Bachelorette will follow in Joe Milionaire’s footsteps and have two stars when it returns—Bachelor 26 winners Gabby Windey and Rachel Recchia—and it’ll also have a new host and new time of year that it airs.
Chris Harrison is gone from The Bachelor and Bachelorette, but is leaving with around $50 million, according to a report, which also says he promised not to reveal dirt on the franchise on his way out.
Netflix used its platform to suggest Carole Baskin is a murderer and ignore Joe Exotic’s racism. Now it’s going to help gay Bachelor Colton Underwood rehabilitate his image. My thoughts about the power Netflix has to portray people however they want.
Colton Underwood, The Bachelor season 23 star and former football player, came out as gay this morning, saying, “I’ve ran from myself for a long time. I’ve hated myself for a long time.”
Now that The Bachelor season 25—the first with a Black man in the lead—is over, here are five pieces that explore what happened and what needs to happen to fix this franchise.
Chris Harrison has been replaced as host of The Bachelorette season 16, which will have two co-hosts: former Bachelorette stars Tayshia Adams and Kaitlyn Bristowe. Will the show use this as an opportunity to redefine the host’s (limited) role?
There will be two seasons of The Bachelorette on ABC this year, one airing this summer and another in the fall, the first starring Katie Thurston, and the second starring Michelle Young.