'The Bachelor' and 'Dancing with the Stars' renewed by ABC
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 03/14/2018
The Bachelor and Dancing with the Stars fans can rest assured these shows aren't going anywhere for a while.
ABC has announced it has renewed The Bachelor for a 23rd season in 2019 and also picked up the 27th edition of Dancing with the Stars, scheduled to premiere in Fall 2018.
The Bachelor will continue to offer "unpredictable, sexy, emotional, over-the-top fun," according to the network.
ABC says the relaxed format of The Bachelor will guarantee more "jaw-dropping moments" as one lucky man and 30 beautiful women will have the opportunity to find love.
"I'm thrilled to be picked up for another season of @BachelorABC! Hey @ErinAndrews, are you doing a celebration dance over there?" The Bachelor host Chris Harrison captioned an Instagram video of himself saying, "See you guys in a bit."
The reality dancing competition will continue to feature celebrities and their ballroom-expert partners performing for home viewer votes and judges' scores.
On Tuesday, Erin shared a video of Tom and herself breaking it down on the Dancing with the Stars stage. She captioned the video, "This is what our celebration dance looks like when we get picked up for another season of @DancingABC. Are you doing a victory dance[?]"
Tom posted a similar video on social media, writing, "Showing off my intricate choreography to celebrate the early pickup of @DancingABC's 27th Season this fall (our 26th, 4 week 'Seasonette' premieres April 30)."
Tom was referring to the mini-season that will debut this spring. The network initially did not want to call this all-athletes edition "Season 26," but ABC has apparently changed its mind since the fall edition is officially going to be Season 27.
As previously announced, 10 athletes from all corners of the sports world will be paired with Dancing with the Stars' professional dancers and compete in a condensed edition to win the coveted mirrorball trophy.
The Bachelor is produced by Next Entertainment in association with Warner Horizon Unscripted & Alternative Television. Mike Fleiss, Elan Gale, Bennett Graebner, and Nicole Woods serve as executive producers.
Dancing with the Stars' 25th season concluded in late November 2017 with actor, singer and Broadway star Jordan Fisher being crowned champion with his professional partner Lindsay Arnold.
Produced by BBC Worldwide Productions, Dancing with the Stars is executive produced by Andrew Llinares and Ashley Edens-Shaffer.