'The Bachelor' spinoff: ABC announces a new dating show for senior citizens and fans cannot keep calm

ABC is looking for a spinoff of the popular show of 'The Bachelor', and this time it involves senior citizens


                            'The Bachelor' spinoff: ABC announces a new dating show for senior citizens and fans cannot keep calm
A still from 'The Bachelor' (ABC)

Well, well well. Fans of 'The Bachelor', here is a piece of an interesting piece of news that you might not have expected. ABC is looking for a spinoff of the popular show, for 'eligible senior bachelors'. 

"Are you entering your golden years and looking for romance? The Producers of The Bachelor are looking for active and outgoing single men and women in their golden for a new exciting dating show," as the synopsis of the ABC casting page reads.

In January, A 'Bachelor' producer shared a post on Instagram, which specified that they are "looking for active and outgoing" people who are 65 years old or older and "ready for a committed relationship." The post did not reveal the name of the series, but referred to it as 'Senior Dating Show.' Hold your applause.

Twitter being Twitter, had a lot to say about the announcement. 

One fan wrote, "Omg did the commercial just say they’re doing a senior citizen version of the bachelor."

Another fan was excited with the prospect of a senior bachelor show. "Me waiting for the senior citizen version of #TheBachelor so we don’t have to deal with these stupid ass 23 year olds anymore."

Representatives from the network are yet to respond to queries. However, this isn't the first time the news has been floated around. 

 There's a lot that can be squeezed out from the 'Bachelor' franchise, clearly, as it seems to the longest-running and most evergreen reality show. The current season, which is number 24 for the current series, has an average rating 2.2 rating among adults 18-49 and 7.3 million viewers.

The spinoff 'The Bachelorette' is heading into its 16th season and has similar ratings as well. In the summer of 2020, we will see two spinoffs on the field, with both 'Bachelor in Paradise' and 'Olympics counter-programming The Bachelor Summer Games.' 

'The Bachelor' and all of its spinoffs, created by Mike Fleiss, are produced by his Next Entertainment shingle and Warner Horizon Television.

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