'The Bachelor' Announces First Senior Citizen Spin-Off

Titled 'The Golden Bachelor', the upcoming series will feature a senior citizen embarking on a thrilling love journey to find 'the woman of his dreams.'

AceShowbiz - It's finally here! After years of teasing, ABC has finally announced its long-awaited "The Bachelor" spin-off, which is titled "The Golden Bachelor", that will feature a senior citizen as the leading man.

The upcoming show is set to focus on one lucky older gentleman and age-appropriate female suitors who will compete for his love. While the leading man has yet to be announced, the new series will arrive this fall.

In its official synopsis, ABC writes, "Hopeless romantic is given a second chance at love in the search for a partner with whom to share the sunset years of life. The women arriving at the mansion have a lifetime of experience, living through love, loss and laughter, hoping for a spark that ignites a future full of endless possibilities. In the end, will our Golden man turn the page to start a new chapter with the woman of his dreams?"

The idea of bringing a senior citizen "The Bachelor" has been there for years. Back in 2020, ABC was close to developing the show, but COVID-19 pandemic halted production and the plans were eventually scrapped.

"Some of the casting interviews we got, they were just so touching," Disney's top unscripted TV exec, Rob Mills, told Variety. "It's such a different way of doing 'The Bachelor' because these people are just at a totally different place in their lives."

He went on saying, "There is an interesting thing about people who have hit the other end of the spectrum, who've lived their lives, they've raised their kids, some have been widowed or divorced and maybe some have never been in love. We thought that would be an interesting dynamic through the 'Bachelor' prism."

In addition to "The Golden Bachelor", "Bachelor in Paradise" will return for its season 9 in the fall. "The Golden Bachelor" will air on Monday nights after "Dancing with the Stars", while "Bachelor in Paradise" will air on Tuesday nights.

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