ABC has renewed new seasons of Dancing with the Stars and The Bachelor. Presumably, DWTS will return for a full 10ish week season in the fall 2018. A four week all-athletes season is set to being April 30. The Bachelor typically airs midseason (2019).
ABC announced today that the network has picked up new seasons of four alternative series: the 29th season of America’s Funniest Home Videos, 23rd season of The Bachelor, 27th season of Dancing with the Stars and second season of Child Support.
ABC’s The Bachelor a pop-culture sensation, has encouraged millions of viewers for over two decades to find their own fairytale romances while the original hit primetime romance reality series continues to offer unpredictable, sexy, emotional, over-the-top fun. The relaxed format guarantees more “OMG,” jaw-dropping moments. Bachelor Nation has made this romantic rollercoaster ride one of television’s top social media and watercooler shows, as one lucky man and 30 lucky women have the unique opportunity to find true love.
The Bachelor featured its 22nd season finale on Monday, March 5, leading ABC to win the night in Adults 18-49 over “The Voice”-led NBC. In addition, ABC dominated Monday’s prime with Adults 18-34, beating NBC by 67% with The Bachelor as the night’s No. 1 TV show. Featuring a big turnout for “The Bachelor: After the Final Rose” on Tuesday, March 6, ABC nearly caught perennial Tuesday leader NBC in Adults 18-49 (with just 2-tenths of a rating point between the two networks), while winning the night outright among Adults 18-34. The Bachelor: After the Final Rose ran within 1-tenth of a rating point with NBC’s This Is Us as Tuesday’s No. 1 TV show in Adults 18-49 and ranked No. 1 among Adults 18-34 and key Women (W18-34/W18-49).
Hosted by Chris Harrison, The Bachelor is a production of Next Entertainment in association with Warner Horizon Unscripted & Alternative Television. Mike Fleiss, Elan Gale, Bennett Graebner and Nicole Woods are the executive producers.
DANCING WITH THE STARS
Hosted by two-time Emmy-winning host Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews, Dancing with the Stars is the hit series in which celebrities perform choreographed dance routines that are judged by a panel of renowned ballroom experts.
On three of its final four Monday telecasts during the fall, DWTS stood as the night’s No. 1 unscripted program in Total Viewers, beating NBC’s The Voice. In addition, on its fall finale, DWTS drew its biggest audience and matched its best young adult rating since its season premiere.
Dancing with the Stars is produced by BBC Worldwide Productions. Andrew Llinares and Ashley Edens-Shaffer are executive producers.