Bachelor Nation’s lineup already includes The Bachelor, The Bachelorette, and Bachelor in Paradise – and ABC just announced one more spinoff of the franchise!
On Monday, ABC announced that the iconic franchise is adding a new spinoff, titled The Bachelor: Listen To Your Heart, which is planned to debut in April of this year.
The Bachelor: Listen To Your Heart series will feature 20 single men and women who explore love through music. They will sing either individually or as a couple, have opportunities to explore their intimate relationships while living together, and going on Bachelor-styled dates with a focus on music.
Once the contestants have coupled up with each other, their relationships will be tested through musical challenges, which will also include live performances judged by some legendary names in the music industry. The couple whose performances display their love and devotion will be granted the opportunity to grow their relationship further – until only one couple remains.
The new ABC spinoff is a production of Next Entertainment in association with Warner Horizon Unscripted Television. Executive producers for the new series include Mike Fleiss, Martin Hilton, Nicole Woods, Bennett Graebner, Peter Gust, Tim Warner, Louis Caric, and Peter Geist.
The Bachelor: Listen To Your Heart will debut after Peter Weber’s season of The Bachelor finishes, but will also premiere before the next season of The Bachelorette. Bachelor Nation fans will be busy this year because of ABC airing all the Bachelor franchises consecutively in 2020 from January to September, when Bachelor in Paradise finishes.
At this time, there is no information on whether Chris Harrison will host the upcoming spinoff.
ABC Entertainment president Karey Burke revealed to the press at ABC’s TCAs presentation on Wednesday that The Bachelor: Listen To Your Heart is an “evolution of The Bachelor franchises.”
“It’s really the brain child of Martin and the producers. … It really is, contestants will be talented musicians and people whose lives and work revolve around music,” she told journalists. “It’s an attempt to capture that love and motion and music are intertwined. How people find each other through songwriting and singing is the thrust of the show.”
Burke also hinted at fans may see former Bachelor Nation contestants on the spinoff. When she was asked about Jed Wyatt, an aspiring country singer and the winner of Hannah Brown’s The Bachelorette season, would make an appearance, she replied, “I have so many jokes. Anything can happen. Tune in to find out.”
The Bachelor: Listen To Your Heart debuts on April 13 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.
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