The downfall of ‘The Bachelor’ franchise
Some of you might have heard of the popular ABC dating shows — “The Bachelor,” “The Bachelorette” and “Bachelor in Paradise.” “The Bachelor” consists of 30 women fighting for the engagement to one male fan favorite from a previous season. “The Bachelorette” is the same concept, with the roles reversed. “Bachelor in Paradise” is wherepaisano-online.com
'The Bachelor' ends controversial season with ratings high
During the “After the Final Rose” special, he revealed that he had broken up with her after the controversy came to light. It's tough to judge whether Harrison's absence had any impact on the “After the Final Rose” ratings, because ABC hadn't done one of those specials since 2018. CBS won the week in the ratings, with an average of 4.5 million viewers in prime time. “The Bachelor,” ABC, 6.1 million. “The Bachelor: After the Final Rose,” ABC, 5.67 million.
‘The Bachelor After the Final Rose’ to be hosted by University of Texas football alum Emmanuel Acho
Emmanuel Acho, who played linebacker for the University of Texas at Austin and is a current co-host on Fox Sports 1, will host “The Bachelor After the Final Rose” following this season’s final rose ceremony. The host-to-be made the announcement official on social media on Saturday. IT’S OFFICIAL: I’ve accepted the Rose & am honored to be hosting the @bachelorabc After the Final Rose this year. 🌹 ❤️ pic.twitter.com/eWBXT6Kv6J — Emmanuel Acho (@EmmanuelAcho) February 27, 2021“I’ve accepted the rose and am honored to be hosting The Bachelor After the Final Rose this year. It’s been a pivotal season and this episode will hopefully be one of the most storied shows in TV history,” Acho said on social media.
The Bachelor's Rachael Kirkconnell addresses racist photos: "Stop saying that I did nothing wrong"
"The Bachelor" contestant Rachael Kirkconnell, who is one of three women still competing for the heart of the first-ever Black Bachelor Matt James, is addressing her racist past in a new video. At the start of the seven-and-a-half minute video, Kirkconnell said, "the first big step in all of this is White people stepping up and taking accountability. She included articles titled, "How I confronted the truth about my fraternity's racist history" and "Why your native-inspired Halloween costume devalues our Indigenous cultures." Kirkconnell concluded the video by telling her followers that they should not be defending or excusing her past behavior. "That's wrong and that's part of the problem, so please stop saying that I did nothing wrong.cbsnews.com
"The Bachelor" Matt James speaks out about controversy surrounding his season: "Devastating and heartbreaking"
"The Bachelor" star Matt James spoke out on Monday about the controversy surrounding his season of the long-running dating show. James said it reflected a "much larger issue that The Bachelor franchise has fallen short on addressing adequately for years." CBS News has reached out to Harrison, Kirkconnell and ABC, which airs "The Bachelor," for comment and is awaiting response. Since the show began, there have been three Black leads: Lindsay, James, and Tayshia Adams, all of whom starred on the show within the last four years. In his statement on Monday, James reflected on his role as the first Black bachelor.cbsnews.com
'The Bachelor' host stepping away after racial controversy
In a new statement posted Saturday, Feb. 13, 2021 Harrison apologized again for defending the actions by a contestant that many consider offensive. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)Chris Harrison, host of “The Bachelor,” says he is stepping down from his TV role and is “ashamed” for his handling of a swirling racial controversy at the ABC dating show. In a new statement posted Saturday, Harrison apologized again for defending the actions by a contestant that are considered offensive. Harrison came under fire after an interview on “Extra” when he was asked about racially insensitive past behavior from current “Bachelor” contestant Rachael Kirkconnell. “We all need to have a little grace, a little understanding, a little compassion," he said in the interview.
San Antonio 'Bachelor' women and Matt James' cast denounce racism in franchise
We must give a round of applause to the San Antonio women and "The Bachelor" cast on Matt James' season after they united and released a joint statement denouncing racism in the franchise. RELATED: 'The Bachelor' recap: San Antonio woman survives two-on-oneLindsay recently interviewed Harrison on a show for "Extra" and asked Harrison about the racist allegations surrounding one of James' contestants, Rachael Kirkconnell. Harrison pretty much defended Kirkconnell for nearly 13 minutes and ignored Lindsay's questioning on the matter, which enraged Bachelor Nation and the cast of James' season. San Antonio's own Alana Milne, Jessenia Cruz, and Bri Springs shared the following joint statement released by the season 25 cast. "We are the women of Bachelor Season 25," the statement reads.mysanantonio.com
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Looking for love? ‘The Bachelor’ mansion is now up for rent on Airbnb
Calling all fans of the hit show, “The Bachelor" — whether you’re looking for love or a luxurious getaway, the show’s mansion is now available for rent on Airbnb. The mansion, also known as the Villa de la Vina, resides in the Santa Monica Mountains of Malibu, California, and can house up to 13 guests. The villa has seven bedrooms, seven bathrooms and eight and a half baths. "The Bachelor" mansion available for rent on Airbnb. "The Bachelor" mansion available for rent on Airbnb.
Trista and Ryan Sutter on Their 'Bachelorette' Journey and Secret to Success (Exclusive)
Trista Sutter started it all. She was its first-ever Bachelorette, accepted the franchise's first-ever proposal when her now-husband, Ryan Sutter, got down on one knee, and tied the knot in its first-ever televised wedding. Trista and Ryan were also the Bachelor franchise's first lasting couple, and they're still going strong, nearly 20 years later. Ryan explained that, when couples find love on The Bachelor or The Bachelorette, they usually don't "walk off the show equally." RELATED CONTENT:Trista Sutter on Kaitlyn Bristowe Saying 'Bachelor' Creator 'Hates Women'Original 'Bachelorette' Trista Sutter Says This Was 'Bachelor' Arie's 'Huge' Mistake (Exclusive)Trista Sutter Recalls Seizing on Top of 8-Year-Old Daughter Blakesley: 'She Was Traumatized'
Ben Higgins Reveals He and Lauren Bushnell Were 'Looking for an Out' Before Breakup (Exclusive)
There's something different about Ben Higgins' relationship with his fiance, Jessica Clarke. "I don't think it would have been that hard two years ago to watch -- I think I could have done it. And though he didn't find lasting love on The Bachelor, Higgins is still grateful for the journey it led him on. "I don't think [I'd be] with my fiance now if the show didn't happen, just because of random circumstances." RELATED CONTENT:Ben Higgins on the 'Weird' Aspect of Opening Up About His Sex Life With Jessica ClarkeBen Higgins on Why He and Jessica Clarke Are Waiting to Have Sex Until MarriageBen Higgins Is Engaged to Girlfriend Jessica Clarke -- See the Photos
ABC's fall TV schedule is set, but virus has say on timing
LOS ANGELES ABCs fall schedule released Wednesday optimistically details its plans, including a new thriller from the creator of Big Little Lies." I am hopeful that the season will start sometime in late September or early October, said ABC Entertainment President Karey Burke. ABC has backups available if needed, Burke said, including unscripted fare it ordered at the beginning of the shutdown. Jimmy Kimmel, ABCs late-night host, was announced Tuesday as the events emcee and producer. I couldnt be happier with the choice of Matt as The Bachelor. And this is just the beginning," Burke said.
ABC casts first black Bachelor following outcry for diversity
CNN Following a petition urging ABC to address a lack of diversity on its enormously popular reality dating franchise, ABC has cast the first black "Bachelor." "Matt has been on our radar since February, when producers first approached him to join Bachelor Nation, as part of Clare's season," ABC Entertainment President Karey Burke said in a statement. During that time they've cast 40 season leads, yet only one Black lead. And in 45 presidents there's been one black president," Lindsday said. "We feel so privileged to have Matt as our first Black Bachelor and we cannot wait to embark on this journey with him."
'The Bachelor': ABC Exec Says Matt James Casting Was Not in Response to Rachel Lindsay Critiques
The Bachelor franchise is ready for change. On Friday, the ABC dating show announced its first black Bachelor, Matt James. James' casting isn't a "cure-all" for the franchise's historic lack of diversity, Mills said. Earlier this week, Lindsay called for the Bachelor franchise to address its "systemic racism." We feel so privileged to have Matt as our first Black Bachelor and we cannot wait to embark on this journey with him."
Tyler Cameron, Hannah Brown and More on Matt James' Casting as First Black 'Bachelor'
Tyler Cameron couldn't be more excited for his best friend, Matt James, to find love. The 28-year-old research analyst became the Bachelor franchise's first-ever black lead on Thursday. Matt James is the Bachelor," she exclaimed. #thebachelor pic.twitter.com/yn5Es02mNf Nick Viall (@viallnicholas28) June 12, 2020Here's a look at how other Bachelor Nation alums are reacting:Congrats Matt James! RELATED CONTENT:Who Is Matt James: 5 Things to Know About the First Black 'Bachelor''The Bachelor' Reveals First Black Lead Ever For Season 25Rachel Lindsay on Who Could Be First Black 'Bachelor'
'Bachelor' Producers Promise 'Significant Changes' for Franchise Amid Calls for Diversity
The Bachelor team is making a pledge after casting their first black Bachelor. Following the announcement on Friday that Matt James would be the franchise's first black male lead, executive producers of The Bachelor released a statement addressing the franchise's lack of diversity. "We are excited to move forward with both Matt James as the new Bachelor and Clare Crawley as our next Bachelorette. Host Chris Harrison also took to Instagram, writing, "Congrats Matt James! RELATED CONTENT:Rachel Lindsay Reacts to Matt James' Casting as First Black 'Bachelor'Mike Johnson Reacts to Matt James' 'Bachelor' Casting'Bachelor' Matt James on How Tyler's Mom Nominated Him for the Show
Marquel Martin Calls Out the Silence From 'The Bachelor' Franchise Amid Nationwide Protests
Marquel Martin is speaking out about The Bachelor franchise's lack of diversity. In his post, Martin referenced an open letter he penned back in 2014, after he was passed over to be The Bachelor in favor of Chris Soules. The men both competed on Andi Dorfman's season of The Bachelorette, and while Soules went on to be The Bachelor, Martin appeared on the first season of Bachelor in Paradise. Martin wrote. Referencing his 2014 letter, Martin wrote "race played a big role then, and it still does today."
Rachel Lindsay Says 'Bachelor' EP Told Her They Want 'Change,' But She Needs Action Not Words (Exclusive)
She told ET that she needs to see a lead of color on The Bachelor for its upcoming season 25. Lindsay remains the only black lead in the Bachelor franchise's 18-year history. As for her other guideline, to "stop creating problematic storylines for people of color," Lindsay had several examples. Since she was cast on Nick Viall's season of The Bachelor, Lindsay said she's been told "everyone wants diversity. RELATED CONTENT:'Bachelor': Sean Lowe Says Producers Need to Cast 'More Black Men'Rachel Lindsay Calls for 'Bachelor' to Acknowledge Systemic RacismRachel Lindsay Says Lack of Black 'Bachelor' Is 'Embarrassing'
SA native dishes on her time on The Bachelor Presents: Listen To Your Heart
SAN ANTONIO Season one of the new The Bachelor spin-off, Listen To Your Heart, ended on Monday night with Chris and Bri being crowned the winners. One of the shows fan favorites is Rudi, a 24-year-old San Antonio native. Rudi was paired up with Matt most of the season. The pair made it all the way to the finale, but ended things before the final performance. In an exclusive interview with KSAT, Rudi opened up about her relationship with Matt on and off the show, saying they are not done making music together.
'The Bachelor' Season Finale First Look: Hannah Ann Reaches Her 'Breaking Point' With Peter Weber (Exclusive)
Peter Weber has made it to his final rose -- but will there be a woman to accept it? While he gets ready for the big decision, however, Hannah Ann reveals she's hit her "breaking point." Peter's mom, Barbara, begged him to choose Hannah Ann over Madison, who she felt wasn't compatible with his lifestyle. With Hannah Ann reaching her "breaking point," Madison returning and Harrison getting ready to drop a bombshell on Peter -- what will happen during Tuesday's finale? RELATED CONTENT:Does 'Bachelor' Peter Weber Really Not Know His Own Ending?
San Antonio’s Miss Texas seeks love on new season of ‘The Bachelor’
SAN ANTONIO – Thirty women, including several from Texas, are lassoing for love in the latest season of "The Bachelor." At least five Texas women, including Miss Texas 2019, Alayah Benavidez, from San Antonio, are hoping to win bachelor Peter "Pilot Pete" Weber's heart. The 24th edition of “The Bachelor” premieres with a three-hour special on Monday Jan. 6, at 7 p.m. on KSAT-12. Their journey for love will take them to Costa Rica, Peru, Chile and beyond. Country star Chase Rice will perform for Peter and one lucky lady, but this date has a big twist, according to a press release.
'The Bachelor': Peter Weber Announced As Next Franchise Lead
After weeks of speculation, Peter Weber has nabbed the coveted role of Bachelor, Chris Harrison announced during Tuesday night's Bachelor in Paradise finale. The 28-year-old Delta pilot -- a fan favorite from Hannah Brown's season of The Bachelorette -- emerged during Paradise's reunion show when the news was revealed. Weber won fans over during Brown's season, though his appearance on the show wasn't without scandal. Harrison previously teased that the next franchise lead would not be announced during Brown's live two-night finale -- a seemingly good decision for the series. RELATED CONTENT:Why Wells Adams Thinks Mike Johnson Isn't Ready to Be 'The Bachelor' (Exclusive)'The Bachelor': Peter Weber, Mike Johnson, Derek Peth and Tyler Cameron's Chances to Be Our Next LeadWhy 'The Bachelor' Won't Be Announced During Hannah Brown's 'Bachelorette' Finale
'Bachelor in Paradise': What to Know About Demi Burnett's Girlfriend, Kristian
Bachelor Nation, meet Kristian Haggerty! Demi Burnett's girlfriend joinedBachelor in Paradise on Tuesday night's episode, becoming one of only a handful of contestants to hit the beach without having appeared on The Bachelor or Bachelorette. Her relationship with Demi had been known to fans since Paradise's season premiere, with Demi opening up about her sexuality, and mentioning her relationship with another woman. But who exactly is the newcomer, and how did she and Demi meet? We'll learn more about Kristian when Bachelor in Paradise continues next week.
'Bachelorette' and 'Bachelor in Paradise' Renewed by ABC
ABC is signing on for more from the Bachelor franchise. The network has renewed both The Bachelorette and Bachelor in Paradise for additional seasons, ABC Entertainment President Karey Burke announced at the Television Critics Association summer press tour on Monday. The Bachelorette, fresh off of Hannah Brown's season, will return for season 16, while Bachelor in Paradise, which debuts its sixth season on Monday, will return next year for season seven. As Chris Harrison told ET on Monday morning, he and the production team are waiting until closer to the end of the current season of Bachelor in Paradise to reveal the next Bachelor. RELATED CONTENT:Chris Harrison on How Tyler Cameron's Gigi Hadid Date Affects His Chances for 'Bachelor' (Exclusive)Tyler Cameron Spotted Out With Gigi Hadid in New York City: PicsHow Hannah Brown's Season Reinvented the 'Bachelorette' Franchise
Find love at 'Bachelor Live on Stage' coming to San Antonio
SAN ANTONIO - It sounds like "The Bachelor" meets "The Dating Game" and it's coming to San Antonio. One lucky local bachelor and several local ladies are getting the chance to find true love in front of a live audience during The Bachelor LIve on Stage tour. The tour makes a stop at the Majestic Theatre on May 15, 2020. Hosted by former "Bachelor" Ben Higgins, the live shows will introduce an eligible hometown bachelor to local women from the audience. No details have been released about how the local bachelor and bachelorettes will be picked, the website simply says to "check back soon to apply."
'Bachelor' Franchise Reveals First Same-Sex Relationship in New 'Paradise'
An explosive new promo for the upcoming season of Bachelor in Paradise revealed the show is going where it previously hasn't gone before. Jaimi King of Nick Viall's season of The Bachelor was the first openly bisexual contestant to appear on Bachelor in Paradise in 2017, though there weren't any other LGBTQ contestants on the season. In the new trailer for this summer's season of Bachelor in Paradise, Demi Burnett (who first appeared on Colton Underwood's season of The Bachelor) is seen kissing another woman. Spoiler alert: Im a queer queen #BachelorInParadise Demi Burnett (@demi_burnett) July 23, 2019The Texas native quickly got praise from her Paradise co-stars. Bachelor in Paradise premieres the following week, on Aug. 5.
Did 'Bachelor' Creator Try to Force Pregnant Wife to Have an Abortion?
Mike Fleiss, the creator of the hit TV show "The Bachelor," has been accused of attacking his pregnant wife at their home in Hawaii. Court papers filed by Laura Kaeppeler, 31, claim her husband "grabbed" her and "forcibly pinned" her up against a wall, demanding that she get an abortion. "Mike threatened me that if I did not have an abortion, he would end the marriage," she said in court papers. Fleiss filed for divorce last week. She is approximately 10 weeks pregnant, according to court papers.
'The Bachelor' Blog: Love fills the air in Las Vegas
Week four of “The Bachelor” started with two words, Las Vegas. You could feel the excitement when JoJo learned she would have the first one-on-one date of the week. JoJo’s date started with a helicopter ride and lots of swooning. Talents were put to the test on the group date, and the ladies had no idea what they were about to do. Their jaws dropped when they learned they would be the opening act for a Vegas show.