The release date for The Bachelor season 21 — Pending
This article has the most up-to-date info on the status of The Bachelor season 21 as we continuously monitor the news to keep you in the know. ABC has officially renewed the series for another season. To get notified of the premiere date – subscribe for updates below.
About the series
The Bachelor is a long-running smash hit American dating game reality show airing on ABC since March 25, 2002. The current nineteenth season premiered on January 4, 2016. The series is created by Mike Feiss, presented by Chris Harrison, executive produced by Mike Fleiss and Lisa Levenson. The Bachelor went from a one-hour format to 90-minute and then to 120-minute episodes since 2009. It is produced by Next Entertainment, Warner Horizon Television and Telepictures Productions. The show has produced numerous successful domestic and international spinoffs.
The dating show with a pool of 25 women and a (desirable?) bachelor staying in a mansion and engaging in social activities that would allow them to get better acquainted. A complex elimination process where a rose presented by the bachelor to a particular woman means that he would like her to stay on the series. Yes, a woman does have a choice of whether to accept the rose, but the demeaning premise of the series doesn`t really get any better.
Popularity, controversy and renewal
There have been issues of authenticity raised by the former contestants who claimed that the series is edited in a way that creates a non-existing storyline, concocting dialogues that never occurred from different footage bits. Of course, reality series like The Bachelor have more to do with seeking to make good television than with reflecting reality. Reality isn`t what attracts the audience – they get their share of reality all day, so they want to come home and tune into some version of a fairytale, even if it is as catty and silly as the contestants on The Bachelor (weren`t Cinderella`s sisters acting just like that?). This is a long-running and popular series for a reason, the same reason that will probably be behind its renewal for the next season. Another reason is, of course, the ratings – the latest, January 11, 2016 episode topped the charts with 6.9 million viewers, 2 million of them in the 18-49 demo.
UPDATED March 4, 2016: If you are a fan of the ABC channel’s mega popular dating reality series The Bachelor, you are well aware that there are only two episodes left in the current cycle of the show – Women Tell All and the much anticipated finale that should end with one proposal and one broken heart. Yesterday, the network’s President gave viewers even more reasons to get excited: the long-running hit show has been formally picked up for another round. It is yet to be decided who the next bachelor will be, so come back to our site for the most recent news and developments.