The Bachelor franchise has generated loads of headlines already this 12 months, and the brand new developments maintain coming in sizzling.
On Wednesday, April 7, ABC introduced the premiere dates for its 2021 summer season slate, which incorporates Katie Thurston‘s season of The Bachelorette and the primary new batch of Bachelor in Paradise episodes since 2019.
The Bachelorette is ready to launch its new season on Monday, June 7 at eight p.m. with a two-hour premiere. Two months later, Bachelor in Paradise premieres on Monday, Aug. 16 with a two-hour launch airing at eight p.m.
Throughout Matt James‘ After the Closing Rose ceremony final month, the venerable relationship franchise introduced that two seasons of The Bachelorette will air later this 12 months. Katie, who exited Matt’s season in 11th place, will get her second shot at love this summer season, whereas Michelle Younger, a.okay.a. Matt’s runner-up, will lead the present within the fall.
Not a lot has but to be publicly confirmed in regards to the new run of Bachelor in Paradise. A supply completely instructed E! Information final week that some franchise alums are hesitant to take part, given Rachael Kirkconnell‘s resurfaced-photo scandal, together with Chris Harrison asserting he has briefly stepped other than internet hosting after receiving criticism for defending her.