May 16, 2023

ABC announced today that The Bachelor has been renewed for a 28th season. The news comes less than two months after the the long-running reality series wrapped another solid outing, where it regularly ranked #1 in its timeslot in the adults 18-49 demographic.

Going forward, the show will be without creator Mike Fleiss, who fully left the franchise in March following allegations of misconduct. The change shouldn't be noticeable though, as he reportedly hasn't been involved in day-to-day activities for a number of years.

The 'Bachelor' franchise as a whole has continued to perform solidly for the network after more than a decade on TV, drawing consistent ratings year after year. Current spin-offs 'The Bachelorette' and 'Bachelor in Paradise' are showing no signs of slowing down either.