ABC renews 'The Bachelor' and 'The Bachelorette' -- EXCLUSIVE

Ladies, this is not the final rose tonight. ABC has renewed The Bachelor for season 16 (premiering in early 2012) and The Bachelorette for season 7, which will premiere May 23. The network has also granted a second season to Bachelor Pad, meaning it will have some form of Bachelor-related programming on its schedule 8 months out of the year. (There is a God!)

The current season of The Bachelor featuring Brad Womack has been averaging 10.2 million viewers a week, and will conclude tonight with what’s sure to be the most dramatic final rose ceremony… ever! The new Bachelorette will be revealed tonight on Jimmy Kimmel Live.

The Bachelor and The Bachelorette are produced by Next Entertainment in association with Warner Horizon Television.

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  • Tim

    Who cares about the Bachelor. What about Desperate Housewives?

    • mandi

      who cares i really want to see las vegas come back no matter what the channel its on i just really miss it and it sucked where it stopped.

  • beth

    Who cares about Desperate Housewives? What about the Bachelor?

    • River

      I know she tried to sell this last pilot season and nonthig came of it so I’m thrilled it’s gotten picked up. I love her and her novels. I just hope this doesn’t mean her novels will become a thing of the past.

  • Justine

    Who cares about The Bachelor or Desperate Housewives? How about a real show like Breaking Bad


      Who cares about Breaking Bad? What about Glee and Twilight?

      • again

        Who cares about Glee and Twilight? What about Lost?

      • yah yah

        who cares about Lost (well…wait, I do) but who cares that I agree and care about Lost? What about Modern Family??

      • phillygirl

        Who cares about LOST? What about Fringe?

      • Hoboken Methhead

        Totally agree. Breaking Bad is the best show on television. People need to recognize the awesome sauce that is this show. Try it out. The first season in only 7 episodes and can easily be found thru Netflix or your local library. Watch it, you won’t regret it.

      • Deborah

        They have surely been adiesvd by their lawyers that if they don’t vigorously guard their copyrighted material they will have less recourse in pursuit of content pirates. And the lawyers are probably right about how it shakes out in court. I suspect the system is more to blame than NBCU. Which is not to say any of this is good.

  • Rack

    I will never understand how people watch this garbage.

    • LOL

      America loves crap.

    • duh

      Or why people come out of the woodwork to comment on said “garbage”

    • steph

      im guessing you dont watch this show so if you dont watch it and dont understand people who do what are you doing on a site talking about this show^ it ironic no ?

  • Lisa


    What will you be reviewing next? Can’t go a week without my Kristen fix – you are HILARIOUS!

  • Lisa


    What will you be reviewing next? Can’t go a week without your hilarious articles!

  • SLB

    I love watching people make complete *sses of themselves on tv for a fake romance.

  • Soapstef

    These shows are doing the world a favor by rounding up all these skanks and douchebags for these great reunions. By encouraging them to marry each other they make the dating world safe for the rest of us! Thank you from the bottom of my heart! I hope it lasts forever.

  • Trazey

    Even more fun is reading the ABC B’lor message boards WOW some people take this stuff WAY too seriously LOL I think they honestly believe it’s REAL!

  • Abby

    Does Chris Harrison get a say in who gets to be the B’rette? He spends time with them, I wonder if he gets a vote!

    • Amy

      No. And the next B’ette is Ashley.

      • josie

        I’m sorry, I won’t be watching if its Ashley, no offense I’m sure she’s a great girl but I’d rather have them get Chantel as the next bachelorette.

  • Kim

    Well that’s unfortunate news.

  • JC

    Who cares about these show. Bring MAD MEN back!

  • Soapstef

    I’ve just got to hear Chris Harrison say “if you’d like to date the next bachelor or bachelorette…got to” for the rest of my life. It’s the most ridiculous line in TV history.

  • wesa

    or go to to find out who won and who the new bachelorette is and save yourself 3 hours of your life

  • riley

    Hahaha I hope the next Bachelorette is Vienna…. LOL

    • Soapstef

      Good God…anybody but Vienna!

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