May 10, 2012

ABC has renewed its looking-for-love reality series The Bachelor for Season 17. The news comes less than a week before the next season of spin-off The Bachelorette is set to premiere. Notably, the latter was not part of the network's list of renewals today.

The next Bachelor has not yet been announced, nor has a return date.

Other reality shows renewed by ABC today were Dancing With The Stars and Shark Tank.

UPDATE: ABC has announced that the next bachelor will be former Bachelorette suitor Sean Lowe, with the season premiering on January 7, 2013.

(Source: ABC Publicity)