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.
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.
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.
Chris Harrison is “stepping aside” as host of The Bachelor after apologizing, twice, for a horrific interview with Rachel Lindsay in which he belittled criticism of Bachelor 25 front-runner Rachael Kirkconnell’s participation in a racist event.
ABC has finally cast a black Bachelor star: Matt James, Tyler Cameron’s best friend, who was going to be one of Clare Crawley’s Bachelorette suitors.