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‘Bachelorette’ Stars Gabby Windey, Rachel Recchia on Finale Frustrations, “Devastating” Blackface Photo and Franchise Diversity Concerns

Another season of ABC’s long-running The Bachelorette is in the books, and this one was just about as unpredictable as they come, including an unprecedented format change, a shocking cheating scandal and no shortage of off-camera controversies. After their shared heartbreak as two of the final three women on Clayton Echard’s season of The Bachelor […]

ABC Announces Next ‘Bachelor’ Lead During Tense ‘Bachelorette’ Finale

[This story includes spoilers from the season finale of ABC’s The Bachelorette.] ABC’s Bachelor franchise looked forward to the future on the same night it gave closure to its recent storylines involving The Bachelorette co-leads Gabby Windey and Rachel Recchia. During the three-hour season finale of The Bachelorette that aired Tuesday, Zach Shallcross — who […]

Taye Diggs-Hosted Reality Dating Series ‘Back in the Groove’ Set at Hulu

Taye Diggs has been tapped to help three women get their groove back. Reality competition series Back in the Groove has been set for an eight-episode season at Hulu, with Diggs as host. The title and premise, going by the description provided by the streamer, is a play on Diggs’ classic 1998 movie How Stella […]

‘Bachelorette’ Stars Gabby Windey, Rachel Recchia on Why Criticism of Their Season Is “Missing the Point”

[This story contains spoilers for ABC’s The Bachelorette.] Rachel Recchia and Gabby Windey are handling a season of ABC’s The Bachelorette that is truly unique and provides its own thorny moments. After both ending up heartbroken on Clayton Echard’s previous season of The Bachelor, Recchia and Windey were announced as co-Bachelorettes in a surprising format […]

‘Bachelor’ Spinoff Star Emily Ferguson Marries NHL’s William Karlsson

The Bachelor alum Emily Ferguson married NHL player William Karlsson on Saturday, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Ferguson and Karlsson, who have been dating since 2017, tied the knot at Resorts World Las Vegas. The couple, who announced their engagement in December 2020, live in Las Vegas, where Karlsson plays hockey for the Vegas Golden […]

‘The Bachelorette’ Stars on Double Lead Twist Season: “I Hope It’s Refreshing”

Ahead of its Monday night premiere, The Bachelorette set sail on Friday evening in celebration of the show’s groundbreaking 19th season, which will feature two female leads for the first time ever. Aboard the FantaSea One yacht in Marina Del Rey, stars Gabby Windey and Rachel Recchia hit the red carpet prior to the yacht’s […]

Matt James Reflects on His Problematic ‘Bachelor’ Season: “It Wasn’t the Right Audience”

In a new interview, Matt James explains that his memoir isn’t meant to be a tell-all about the messiness of his experience as ABC’s The Bachelor. “There will be another Bachelor, and there will probably be another Black Bachelor, and there will be another tell-all book,” James, who was the first Black Bachelor of the […]

‘Bachelorette’ Couple JoJo Fletcher and Jordan Rodgers Marry Six Years After TV Proposal

A couple who are among the Bachelor franchise’s longtime success stories have made things official. JoJo Fletcher and Jordan Rodgers, who got engaged at the end of her season of ABC’s The Bachelorette that aired in 2016, tied the knot Saturday at the Sunstone Winery in Santa Ynez, California, Fletcher told People. “It feels so […]

‘Bachelor,’ ‘American Idol’ Among ABC Unscripted Renewals

ABC is solidifying its unscripted lineup for 2022-23. The network has renewed five veteran series for next season: America’s Funniest Home Videos, American Idol, The Bachelor, Celebrity Wheel of Fortune and Shark Tank. They join Bachelor in Paradise and Judge Steve Harvey, which earned renewals in April, on ABC’s reality and game show slate. Supermarket […]

‘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 […]

Michelle Young to Co-Host ‘Bachelor Happy Hour’ Podcast

Michelle Young is taking a seat at the podcasting table. The 2021 star of ABC’s The Bachelorette is joining the franchise-produced podcast Bachelor Happy Hour as co-host alongside Becca Kufrin. Young, who found love with fiancé Nayte Olukoya in her recent stint on the reality dating series, steps into the co-hosting seat that has been […]

‘The Bachelor’: Clayton Echard and Susie Evans Reveal Biggest Regret, Intimacy Discussions and “Complicated” Path

Clayton Echard‘s journey to find love on The Bachelor was filled with surprises, but perhaps none was bigger than when he and Susie Evans confessed they were giving their romance another chance following their dramatic parting of ways in Iceland. After Evans left Echard devastated when she decided to exit the ABC show upon learning […]