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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 […]

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 […]

How Chris Harrison Was “Iced Out” of the ‘Bachelor’ Franchise

On March 4, nearly a month after taking an unplanned hiatus from The Bachelor, Chris Harrison returned to TV to say that he wasn’t going anywhere. “I plan to be back and I want to be back,” the host of 19 years told Good Morning America co-anchor Michael Strahan. He said he had been seeking […]

“We Want to Be a Part of the Change”: Why Tayshia Adams and Kaitlyn Bristowe Stepped in to Save ‘The Bachelorette’

Tayshia Adams already stepped in once to save The Bachelor franchise. Midway through production on the 2020 season of The Bachelorette, the franchise alum fielded a call from producers to take over the starring role from Claire Crawley, who had unexpectedly exited early after finding love. In the end, Adams’ takeover was a success; she […]

‘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 […]

An “Uncomfortable” Conversation: ‘The Bachelor’ Finale Confronts Franchise Race Problem

The ABC reality series, already in production on 'The Bachelorette,' enlisted franchise outsider Emmanuel Acho to address the off-camera controversy that overshadowed Matt James' historic season.

Chris Harrison Not Returning to Host ‘The Bachelorette’

Former Bachelorettes Tayshia Adams and Kaitlyn Bristowe will support the new female star, who has yet to be named, through season 17.

Emmanuel Acho Weighs in on Chris Harrison Return Ahead of ‘Bachelor’ Finale

The 'Uncomfortable Conversations With a Black Man' author stepped in to host the 'After the Final Rose' special for Matt James' season amid controversy for the franchise.

Chris Harrison Eyes Return to ‘The Bachelor’ Franchise: “I Plan to Be Back”

The face of the franchise, who had stepped back as host amid an ongoing racism controversy, gave his first interview in nearly one month on Thursday.

Chris Harrison Calls Comments a “Mistake” in First Interview Since ‘The Bachelor’ Controversy

The veteran host stepped away from the ABC franchise after backlash over an interview with Rachel Lindsay.