ABC announced today at the network’s Television Critics Association presentation that the No. 1 show of summer, The Bachelorette, was picked up for its 16th season, and summer’s guiltiest pleasure, Bachelor in Paradise, will return for its seventh season.
Last week, the dramatic 15th season of The Bachelorette, featuring Hannah Brown, aired its shocking season finale with a surprise breakup and potential rekindled romance. The season finale telecast grew year over year by 17% among Adults 18-49 to post the show’s highest-rated telecast in two years and delivered a season-high 2.2 million total social interactions.
The highly anticipated sixth season of Bachelor in Paradise will premiere tonight, Monday, August 5 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), on ABC. Episodes can also be viewed the next day on ABC.com, the ABC app and Hulu. Last summer, Bachelor in Paradise led its Monday night time period and stood as the night’s No. 1 series across all key Adult demos.
These Bachelor franchise properties join the already announced 24th season of The Bachelor, which will also return in 2020.
Hosted by Chris Harrison, The Bachelorette is a production of Next Entertainment in association with Warner Horizon Unscripted Television. Mike Fleiss, Martin Hilton, Nicole Woods, Bennett Graebner, Peter Gust, Tim Warner, Louis Caric and Peter Geist are the executive producers.
Also hosted by Chris Harrison, Bachelor in Paradise is a production of Next Entertainment in association with Warner Horizon Unscripted Television. Mike Fleiss, Martin Hilton, Nicole Woods, Tim Warner, Louis Caric and Peter Geist are the executive producers.