Bachelor Nation fans will get their own version of the Summer Olympics later this year!
Following 2018’s Bachelor Winter Games, the franchise will add another spin-off with a summer version as the Olympics take place in Tokyo beginning on July 24 of this year.
ABC’s senior vice president of alternative programming Rob Mills confirmed this week that the Bachelor‘s summer Olympics-themed spin-off will air before Bachelor in Paradise.
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“There is going to be both,” Mills said on The Ringer’s Bachelor Party podcast on Tuesday, referring to the two spin-offs.
“[Summer Games] will be its own thing and it’ll run — it’ll be Bachelorette Summer Games,” he said. “What’s nice about Summer Games, is when we did Winter Games, Bachelor was still airing, so it was a lot. … This is Summer Games, and then Paradise will start.”
“I think it’s going to be really fun,” Mills added of the Olympics-themed show. “We found a really great place to hold it. … I mean, it’s going to be so fun seeing these people in these great, you know, track and field and swimming. … This is a real Olympics.”
“To me, this is the real Olympics,” the exec joked.
As for who will be participating in the Bachelor Summer Games, Mills said he’s not sure.
“I still think we need to look at the creative, and it’s like, do you — if somebody is with somebody or not, can they be in it?” the exec said, elaborating that there were some former Bachelor Nation alums who are currently in relationships who would likely be entertaining to watch compete in the Summer Games.
“Cause there’s certain people that you’d love to see — I mean, I’d love to see Jordan [Rodgers] or Colton [Underwood],” he remarked, adding that Rodgers’ fiancé and former Bachelorette JoJo Fletcher “would love to do it too.”
Mills explained that with Bachelor in Paradise airing a few weeks after the Summer Games, “[Y]ou want to have these events feel like something rooted in not just the, okay, it’s all singles.
“But that’s important too,” he said. “We’ll keep fine-tuning.”
Of course, there is no shortage of Bachelor content in addition to The Bachelor, The Bachelorette, Bachelor in Paradise and now Bachelor Summer Games, ABC is airing yet another spin-off this year with The Bachelor: Listen To Your Heart which premieres April 13 on ABC.
No premiere date for Bachelor Summer Games is available at this time.
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