In order to become more diverse, The Bachelor and The Bachelorette franchise needs to make a key change, ABC entertainment president Channing Dungey said.
The Bachelorette 12
A not-at-all sarcastic recap of The Bachelorette 12’s two-night, four-hour, threat-filled special event, starring JoJo, Chad, Evan, Alex, and more.
Jessie Rosen, the host of Sunday Night Sex Talks, writes about the behind the scenes of The Bachelorette group date she hosted, including Chad vs. Evan.
The Bachelorette’s producers held back a Twitter revolt from its vocal audience and chose JoJo Fletcher instead of Caila Quinn as the next Bachelorette.
Mike Fleiss talks about The Bachelor and The Bachelorette’s attempt to diversify themselves, praises Ben Higgins, and responds to a question about UnREAL.
ABC has had success with diverse casts in its dramas and comedies, but its oldest reality franchise has stubbornly resisted diversity. But today comes word that The Bachelorette 12’s star will be a person of color—probably, maybe, let’s hope. Yes, in 31 combined seasons, The Bachelor and The Bachelorette have only ever had one non-white star, Juan Pablo, and The Bachelorette has never had a non-white star.