The old rumors have come true.
And we can’t wait.
On Tuesday, ABC confirmed that the senior citizen version of The Bachelor will premiere this fall; meaning someone slightly older than their 20s would go on a television journey to find love.
The new series will be titled “The Golden Bachelor”.
The lucky lead has yet to be announced, while the female lead who proposed to him will also be revealed at a later date.
ABC described the new series as featuring “a whole new kind of love story – one for the golden years”.
The network’s synopsis teases how the “hopeless romantic is given a second chance at love in search of a partner to share life’s sunset years.
“The women who arrive at the mansion have the experience of a lifetime, living through love, loss and laughter, hoping for the spark that ignites a future filled with endless possibilities.
“In the end, will our Golden man turn the page to start a new chapter with the woman of his dreams?”
These spin-offs have been discussed both internally and externally on the network for years.
Back in July 2020, executive producer Rob Mills spoke to Variety about the excitement behind the concept, noting, for example, that one of the big changes with the older lead is the hometown date… which could feature visits to see children rather than parents. .
“Some of the casting interviews that we got, were very moving,” Mills said at the time.
“The way to do The Bachelor is so different because these people are in a completely different place in their lives.
“There is something fascinating about people who have reached the other end of the spectrum, who have lived their lives, raised their children, some have been widowed or divorced and maybe some have never been in love.
“We thought it would be an interesting dynamic through the prism of the Bachelor.”
Elsewhere on Tuesday, ABC confirmed that Bachelor in Paradise will be returning this fall for its ninth season.
A new batch of Bachelor Nation fan favorites will head to the beach resort of Playa Escondida in Sayulita, Mexico, in hopes of finding a romance they couldn’t trace on The Bachelor or The Bachelorette.
Jesse Palmer will be returning for his second season as host.
At this time we can’t say for sure whether Palmer will also be hosting The Golden Bachelor, but we highly assume that this will be the case.
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