ABC’s confirmed The Bachelorette and Bachelor in Paradise have earned new season renewal orders. The news should come as no shock to fans of The Bachelor franchise as the addictive reality dating shows have continued to be ratings winners for the network.
The just-announced renewals for The Bachelorette season 16 and Bachelor in Paradise season seven come as Bachelor in Paradise just launched its sixth season. The current season airs on Mondays at 8pm ET/PT.
Season five of Bachelor in Paradise ranked first in adult viewers among last summer’s Monday night shows. ABC says the Tuesday night airings also held the top spot among women viewers ages 18 to 34.
The Bachelorette season 15 concluded on July 30th with a shocking finale (no spoilers here for those who haven’t watched the final episode). According to ABC, the season 15 finale showed a 17% increase in adult viewers over season 14’s finale. And the season 15 finale was the show’s highest-ratings earner in two years.
The Bachelor was previously renewed for season 24 and will return in 2020. Season 23 with Colton Underwood was the top Monday primetime program among women 18 to 49 and adults 18 to 34.
Chris Harrison will return to host both The Bachelorette and Bachelor in Paradise in 2020. Mike Fleiss, Martin Hilton, Nicole Woods, Tim Warner, Louis Caric, and Peter Geist executive produce both shows. In addition, Bennett Graebner and Peter Gust serve as executive producers on The Bachelorette.
Bachelor in Paradise Description:
“Breakout fan favorites from The Bachelor franchise are back and ready for a second (or third) chance at finding love. They may have left their respective seasons brokenhearted, but now they have the opportunity to travel to a romantic paradise in hopes of turning a potential summer fling into the real thing.”
The Bachelorette Season 15 Description:
“Hannah Brown caught the eye of Colton Underwood early on during the 23rd season of The Bachelor, showing him, and all of America, what Alabama Hannah is made of – a fun country girl who is unapologetically herself. After being sent home unexpectedly, Hannah took the time to reflect on her breakup, gaining a powerful understanding of her desire to be deeply and fiercely loved. Now, with a newfound sense of self and a little southern charm, she is more ready than ever to find her true love on the milestone 15th season of The Bachelorette.”