If rumors are true, ABC is about to get some serious competition when it comes to Bachelor viewers. The social media rumor mill speculates that another network is working on their own version of the popular dating show. Keep reading for all the details on this surprising twist.
Rumors Run Rampant About Next Bachelor Lead
The Bachelor has been a ratings hit on ABC for almost 20 years. The show has been plagued with a spate of lackluster seasons and a huge scandal involving the beloved host. Chris Harrison exited the franchise earlier this year amid a scandal over racial insensitivity.
Additionally, fans have been calling the franchise out for years over lack of diversity. Season 25 was the first time with a Black male lead in franchise history. After Bachelor alum Colton Underwood came out as gay, speculation arose that the network might consider a gay lead.
However, if the rumors are true about who will be the next Bachelor, then ABC is sticking with the white, male lead formula. Fans are divided over whether they want Greg Grippo as the next Bachelor, as the rumors allege.
Is Another Network Giving ABC Competition With New Dating Show?
With Bachelor Nation in turmoil, it might be the perfect time for another network to swoop in? Netflix has had a lot of success with their Love Is Blind show. Love Island USA is a ratings bonanza for CBS.
Fan page @bachelornation.scoop received a tip about another network developing their own version of The Bachelor. The insider alleges that Fox is plotting another try at a dating competition. Viewers may recall the disastrous previous attempts, including Who Wants to Marry a Multi-Millionaire and Joe Millionaire.
Another source confirmed the rumor, with both citing family members approached to appear on the new dating show. Could Chris Harrison be the host for the still unconfirmed project?
A rumor did circulate after his Bachelor exit that he was eyeing another hosting gig with another network. Time will tell if any of these rumors are true.
Tyler Cameron Reportedly Working With Fox On Dancing Series
Speaking of rumors, Tyler Cameron is working on a secret project of his own. The Bachelorette alum is reportedly appearing on an upcoming reality TV dance show. However, it is not ABC’s Dancing With The Stars.
Do you think the rumors about a new dating competition are true? If they are, would you watch? Or do you plan to stick with ABC and The Bachelor? Share your thoughts in the comments below.