August 5, 2019

ABC announced today that The Bachelorette will be returning for a 16th season. The news comes one week following the reality show's most-recent finale, which was its highest-rated broadcast since 2017.

The pickup comes as no surprise, as the entire Bachelor franchise continues to perform solidly for the network. Spin-off Bachelor in Paradise was also renewed today, and The Bachelor has already been confirmed to be returning once again next year.