ABC Snubs 'The Bachelor' From 'Year in Reality' Emmys Montage
Host Chris Harrison calls the oversight a “huge slap.”
The Bachelor did not receive a rose from ABC on Sunday.
ABC accidentally dissed one of its own shows during the Emmy's "Year in Reality" montage, which featured highlights from the biggest reality shows on TV this year.
However, The Bachelor, one of ABC’s own shows, was not featured in the montage, and host Chris Harrison was quick to point this out.
“Epic fail #abc huge slap,” he wrote on Twitter.
Producer Mike Fleiss added: “This was a slap in the face to all #Bachelornation”
The montage featured all of the nominated shows – The Amazing Race, Dancing With the Stars, Project Runway, So You Think You Can Dance, Top Chef and The Voice – but also had plenty shows that weren’t even close to a nomination. The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and Jersey Shore were also part of the montage.
The snub was especially surprising because the ABC reality show could be announcing its next bachelor – for season 17 – any day now. Fleiss said on Twitter that they began shooting the new season Sept. 20.
Amazing Race went on to win the prize for outstanding reality show, while Dancing With the Stars host Tom Bergeron took the Emmy for reality host.
ABC did not immediately return THR’s request for comment.