Over the past month or so, we have posted all sorts of stories pertaining to the upcoming season of “The Bachelor,” whether it be tweets from executive producer Mike Fleiss or statements from some other contenders who have dropped out of the race to star on the ABC show for this coming season (see Arie Luyendyk Jr.).
So with all of this in mind, we’re going to shift the focus to instead ask a different sort of question rather that just saying “who is the Bachelor” over and over again: when will we find out? This announcement has been pushed back early as much as the premiere date for a live-action “Star Wars” show (which we are still waiting for, by the way), but we do feel as though this is going to be finally announced soon. Why? Producers are really running out of time.
If this version of the show follows the same sort of cycle as some past installments, we are going to see filming begin at some point near the end of this month, with the premiere airing the first week in January. Also, it has become somewhat customary for the show to tie this in to “Dancing with the Stars” over the years, and this may be more appropriate than ever this time around given that former Jason Mesnick “winner” Melissa Rycroft is back for the “All-Stars” version of the show. The show’s premiere airs on September 24, and if ABC doesn’t take advantage of this opportunity to reveal the “Bachelor” and have them in the ballroom, we’ll be gobsmacked.
Is it possible that the next “Bachelor” will be revealed before then? Definitely, but this should be the last moment that we would find out who is handing out roses in the new year. At the moment Sean Lowe is the undisputed favorite, with Ali Fedotowsky ex Roberto Martinez also still somewhat in the running.
Do you just want to see this announcement made already? If you want to find out some more pertaining to Arie’s exit from contention, be sure to read the story here.