The Producers of “The Bachelor” are Casting Seniors For a New Dating Show

Chris Harrison and Peter Weber at the ABC TCA Winter Press Tour in January 2020. Photo by AFF-USA/Shutterstock (10521172fh)

If you can’t get enough of The Bachelor, you’ll be excited to hear that the producers of the franchise are exploring the idea for a dating show for seniors.

The idea was pitched in this week’s episode of The Bachelor during a commercial. The commercial card read, “NOW CASTING SENIORS LOOKING FOR LOVE” and it directed fans to ABC’s casting page.

Not long after, the card was tweeted by Rob Mills, ABC’s head of alternative programming, with an added note to fans saying, “#Bachelornation, give us your Grumpiest Old Men, give us your Goldenest Girls. #TheBachelor.” Mills later clarified that contestants would have to be 65 or older.

ABC’s casting site reads, “Now casting Seniors Looking for Love! 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 YEARS for a new exciting dating show!”

The show is still in its exploratory stages. If it’s ordered, it will join The Bachelor, The Bachelorette, Bachelor in Paradise, and The Bachelor: Listen to Your Heart, which hasn’t premiered yet.