During a break in Monday night’s episode of “The Bachelor,” a new commercial aired advertising to seniors age 65 and up who are “looking for love.” In a simple TV advertisement, the Bachelor franchise revealed its latest show tentatively titled “Golden Years.”
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— Brett S. Vergara (@BrettSVergara) February 25, 2020
According to an Instagram post from a Bachelor supervising producer, the franchise is now casting seniors in their “golden years.”
“Are you entering your golden years and looking for romance?” the post reads. “The producers of The Bachelor are looking for active and outgoing single men and women age 65 and up for a new exciting date show.”
This will be a restless year for Bachelor Nation fans. The franchise is also introducing “Bachelor: Listen to Your Heart” and “Bachelor Summer Games,” both scheduled to air in 2020. After season 24 of The Bachelor wraps up in two short weeks, the franchise will being airing shows in the following order: “The Bachelorette,” “Bachelor: Listen to Your Heart,” “Bachelor Summer Games,” — which will coincide with the summer Olympics — and “Bachelor in Paradise.” “Golden Years” has yet to find a spot in the 2020 lineup.
Unlike the rest of the Bachelor franchise, “Golden Years” will feature contestants who may actually be ready for a marriage. In the previous season of the Bachelorette, Hannah Brown was left out to dry when internet rumors revealed her fiancé Jedd Wyatt had a girlfriend when he came on the show. Wyatt was a struggling musician looking for a chance to gain fame and recognition by utilizing the Bachelor franchise.
In the previous season of The Bachelor, Colton Underwood never got down on one knee. Instead, he and 23-year-old Cassie Randolph settled on dating.
Noticeably younger contestants like Mykenna, a 22-year-old fashion blogger, seem unlikely to be looking for an engagement to a stranger. Recent seasons have consistently struggled to featured couples getting engaged or sticking with their engagements. Yes, Nick Viall, we’re looking at you.
“Golden Years” may be the saving grace Bachelor Nation needs. It could be a refreshing show that brings mature, adults to the ultimate engagement other Bachelor shows promise, but rarely deliver on.