The Golden Bachelorette Is in the Works After Success of The Golden Bachelor

ABC has announced that The Golden Bachelorette, a spinoff of hit Bachelor spinoff The Golden Bachelor, is set to premiere later in 2024.

By Corinne Heller Feb 10, 2024 8:44 PMTags
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A golden girl will soon get the chance at finding love on reality TV, this time as the show's star.

ABC has revealed that new senior dating series The Golden Bachelorette, a spinoff of its most recent Bachelor spinoff The Golden Bachelor, is in the works and set to premiere this fall. The news was announced Feb. 10 at the Television Critics Association's winter press tour in Pasadena, Calif.

One month earlier, The Golden Bachelor star Gerry Turner, 72, and winner Theresa Nist, 70, tied the knot on the live televised special The Golden Wedding. Many members of Bachelor Nation attended their wedding, with their costar Susan Noles officiating the ceremony.

"After a historic first season watching Gerry and Theresa find love on The Golden Bachelor," ABC said in a statement obtained by E! News, "this all-new iteration of the hit series will highlight one radiant woman's second chance at love in her golden years."

The Disney-owned network said the debut season of The Golden Bachelor reached 43.4 million total viewers after 35 days of viewing across linear and streaming platforms, ranked as the No. 1 new unscripted series this season among adults 18-49 and marked ABC's No. 1 unscripted series premiere ever on Hulu.

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ABC has not yet announced the cast of The Golden Bachelorette or named its host. Jesse Palmer, who hosted The Golden Bachelor and recent seasons of The Bachelor, The Bachelorette and Bachelor in Paradise, told E! News last week that he hoped there would be a Golden Bachelorette series, adding that he believed multiple contestants from The Golden Bachelor would be great choices to become its star.

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"There are multiple women that would be phenomenal Golden Bachelorettes," he said. "There's some very deserving ladies from that season."

And Gerry concurs. "I absolutely do hope that is something that happens," he told E! News at the Golden Bachelor: Women Tell All taping, speaking about the prospects for a Golden Bachelorette series. "But there's no way I could recommend one out of those 22 women that would be better than any of the others. They'd all be wonderful candidates for it."

Also at the TCA's winter press tour Feb. 10, ABC announced the renewal of The Bachelorette for season 21. See which other shows have been renewed or canceled so far this year:

Canceled: The Talk

The long-running daytime talk show will end in December after 15 seasons, CBS announced in April.

Renewed: 9-1-1

The drama will be back for season eight on ABC.

Renewed: Karamo

The Queer Eye star's eponymous talk show will be back for season three.

Renewed: Chicago Fire

The One Chicago series will be back for season 13.

Renewed: Chicago P.D

The One Chicago series will be back for season 12.

Renewed: Chicago Med

The One Chicago series will be back for season 10.

Renewed: Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

NBC's hit crime drama will be back for a historic 26th season.

Renewed: Law & Order

NBC's long-running drama has been renewed for season 24.

Ending: Bupkis

Pete Davidson announced in March that he will not do a second season of semi-autobiographical Peacock series.

“I’ve always seen Bupkis as a window into my life, since it is so personal and about my struggles and family," he told The Hollywood Reporter. "After nearly a decade of my personal life being in the media I wanted a chance to tell my story my way. Of all the work I’ve ever done, Bupkis is by far what I’m most proud of."

Renewed: The Young and the Restless

CBS has renewed the iconic soap for an additional four years through the 2027-2028 television season. The renewal will bring the show through its 55th season.

Renewed: True Detective

HBO's anthology thriller will be back for season five with Night Country creator Issa López returning as showrunner, according to The Wrap.

Renewed: Queens Court

Peacock's reality competition series returns this summer with three new celebrity queens who embark on a journey of a lifetime to find their king by dating 22 confident, successful men. Guided by Hollywood “couple goals” hosts, Holly Robinson Peete and Rodney Peete, the queens must let go of past heartbreak, embrace new connections, and find a man worthy of sharing their throne!

Renewed: Celebrity Family Feud

The star-studded Family Feud spinoff will be back for season 11.

Renewed: Jeopardy! Masters

The game show spinoff, which pits Jeopardy! champions against each other, has been renewed for season two.

Renewed: The Bachelorette

The ABC dating reality show will be back for season 21 in summer 2024.

Renewed: Abbott Elementary

ABC has renewed the comedy series for season four.

Renewed: The Kardashians

Kim, Khloe and Kourtney Kardashian are returning to your TV screens—Hulu revealed in February that The Kardashians season five will premiere in spring 2024.

Renewed: On the Roam

On the Roam, Max's cinematic docuseries following Jason Momoa as he travels the country chasing art, adventure and friendship, will be back for season two.

Renewed: The Traitors

Peacock's wildly successful celebrity competition series will be back for a third season starring a new batch of your favorite reality TV personalities.

Renewed: Hijack

Apple TV+ announced season two for hit, high-octane thriller Hijack, starring and executive produced by Idris Elba.

Canceled: The Flight Attendant

The Max thriller won't be taking off for season three.

"What started out as an attention-grabbing book cover quickly evolved into an extraordinary flight of a lifetime," star Kaley Cuoco announced Jan. 19. "I always envisioned TFA as a limited series and thanks to an incredible creative team, we were able to deliver two thrilling seasons."

Canceled: Schmigadoon!

The AppleTV+ musical comedy has been cancelled after two seasons.

“I am sad to share that Apple will not be moving forward with Season 3 of Schmigadoon!” co-creator Cinco Paul announced on Instagram. “The season is written (including 25 new songs) but we unfortunately won’t be making it. Such is life. I want to thank everyone involved with the show, our incredible cast and crew and writers, our wonderful supporters at Broadway Video, Universal and Apple, for everything they did to make it happen. It’s a miracle we even got two seasons, honestly, and I’m so grateful we did.”

Renewed: House of Villains

E!'s hit reality compeition series starring you favorite reality TV badies will be back for season two.

Ending: Curb Your Enthusiasm

Larry David's Emmy-winning comedy returns for its 12th and final season Feb. 4.

Ending: Blue Bloods

After 14 seasons, the cop drama starring Tom Selleck, Bridget Moynahan and Donnie Wahlberg is ending on CBS in 2024.

Renewed: Love Island

The Peacock reality competition series has been renewed for seasons six and seven.

Ending: Young Sheldon

CBS' The Big Bang Theory prequel will end after its upcoming 7th season.The series finale will air May 16.

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