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A source told ET at the time that the reason for the early announcement was due to the timing of production (which kicks off shortly after the season 21 finale episode of The Bachelor airs on March 13) and "the desire to cast the best bachelors they can find." Feb.
14, 2017: Fans and former contestants react to casting announcement.
The first season's suitors were predominately white females looking for love.
Four women of color were cast, but all were eliminated by the third episode.
Following more backlash from fans, the media and TV critics, , when asked if fans will ever see a lead that isn't white.
"[Like], 'Oh, we have to wedge African-American chicks in there! It's just that for whatever reason, they don't come forward.
Under the new agreement, ABC will roll out multiple new original scripted and unscripted shows for the social media platform, beginning with “Watch Party: The Bachelor” on Jan. A companion to the ABC reality dating show, “Watch Party” will feature celebrities, comedians, super fans and infamous former contestants get together each week to watch new episodes of “The Bachelor.” The series will consist of the self-described “‘Bachelor’ enthusiasts” watching the show, intercut with clips from each week’s episode.But I'd be very surprised if intros in their hometowns before producers made their final decision. 4, 2016: ABC's new entertainment president teases changes to the franchises may be coming.Channing Dungey, the first black woman to lead a major broadcast network, addressed 's diversity issue at the network's summer Television Critics Association press day."One of the biggest changes that we need to do is we need to increase the pool of diverse candidates in the beginning, because part of what ends up happening as we go along is there aren't as many candidates to ultimately end up in the role of the next ," she stated. I think they've made a concerted effort to do a better job.In anticipation of her historic season, we're breaking down the timeline of how, after years of being slammed for lack of diversity, the network ultimately chose a black male or female to lead their popular franchise. Fifteen years ago, Bachelor Nation was introduced to the reality TV dating game show.Hosted by Chris Harrison, the series featured Alex Michel, a management consultant from Charlottesville, Virginia, as its debut Bachelor.
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