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ABC’s Craig Erwich on ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Future, ‘Abbott Elementary’ Move

ABC canceled its fewest number of shows in years at the tail end of the 2021-22 season, and it’s not tinkering with its schedule too much going into 2022-23. That stability, Hulu Originals and ABC Entertainment president Craig Erwich says, is key to keeping the network healthy in the current, streaming-heavy TV landscape. With just […]

‘Bachelor in Paradise’ Renewed at ABC for Season 8

Bachelor in Paradise is heading back to the reality TV shores. The Bachelor franchise summer spinoff series has been renewed at ABC for an eighth season. Paradise joins courtroom comedy series Judge Steve Harvey in the network’s unscripted renewals announced on Wednesday, the latter returning for a second season. Premiere dates have yet to be […]

TV Ratings: ‘America’s Got Talent’ Keeps Tuesday Crown

America’s Got Talent suffered a small ratings decline Tuesday, but the NBC show held off Bachelor in Paradise for the top 18-49 spot and was by far the most watched show in primetime. On cable, Fox News’ The Five scored a big audience, and Little League World Series coverage on ESPN outdrew its big league […]

TV Ratings: ‘Bachelor in Paradise’ Edges NFL Preseason

Week two of Bachelor in Paradise snagged Monday’s top adults 18-49 rating, beating out an NFL preseason game on ESPN. Both telecasts ceded the total-viewer lead to Tucker Carlson Tonight on Fox News. Bachelor in Paradise built on last week’s premiere for ABC in both the 18-49 demographic (1.04 rating vs. 0.93) and total viewers […]

“Nothing Happens Overnight, But It’s Happening”: ‘Bachelorette’ Stars, Hosts Talk Franchise Changes Ahead of Finale

The latest season of The Bachelorette, starring Katie Thurston, was filmed in the midst of major criticism of the franchise, both of former host Chris Harrison and the ABC hit series’ history of race issues. As most in Bachelor Nation know, Matt James’ historic season as the first Black Bachelor, which kicked off in January […]

ABC Reveals Cast for ‘Bachelor in Paradise’ Season 7

Bachelor in Paradise is filling up its beach huts. ABC has released the starting cast for its summer spinoff in The Bachelor franchise. Listed in reverse chronological order by the most recent seasons, the cast is as follows: Aaron Clancy, Connor Brennan, Tre Cooper, James Bonsall and Karl Smith from Katie Thurston’s season of The […]

Wells Adams Returns to ‘Bachelor in Paradise’ in Larger Role (Exclusive)

Wells Adams is headed back to the Bachelor in Paradise beach. The resident bartender of the Bachelor franchise’s summer spinoff series will return for season seven in an expanded role, The Hollywood Reporter has exclusively learned. In addition to his behind-the-bar duties, the ABC franchise alum will also serve as “master of ceremonies” at the rose […]

‘Bachelor in Paradise’ Guest Hosts Revealed Following Chris Harrison Exit

Much like the revolving cast of Bachelor in Paradise, a roster of co-hosts will be filling in for the departed Chris Harrison when The Bachelor franchise spinoff returns this summer. ABC has confirmed that David Spade, Lance Bass, Lil Jon and Tituss Burgess will be joining as celebrity guest hosts on season seven, which returns […]

Chris Harrison Exits ‘The Bachelor’ Franchise After 19 Years

Chris Harrison has officially parted ways with the Bachelor franchise. After stepping aside during the controversial 2021 season of The Bachelor, the host and producer — who has served as the face of the hit ABC and Warner Bros. TV franchise since 2002 — has exited his role upon reaching a confidential settlement and reportedly […]

Why Katie Thurston Said Yes to ‘The Bachelorette’ Amid ‘The Bachelor’ Chaos

As Katie Thurston stands at the top of the driveway waiting for the usual parade of contestant limos to greet her, the Bachelorette star nervously takes in a few deep breaths. “I’m going to navigate this on my own, and I just have to kind of go into it hoping for the best and figuring […]

ABC Sets Return Dates for ‘The Bachelorette’ and ‘Bachelor in Paradise’

Katie Thurston's cycle premieres in June while the summer spinoff, which hasn't aired since 2019, comes back in August.

‘Bachelor in Paradise’ Reunion Tackles Sex-Shaming and “Disgusting” Text Reveal

The 'Bachelor in Paradise' reunion saw the cast talking sex-shaming, Blake Horstmann's text-message reveal and the historic engagement of same-sex couple Demi Burnett and Kristian Haggerty.