I have to admit that I am a part of Bachelor Nation. I watch The Bachelor and all of its spin-offs. I’m even contemplating trying out for the next season. Needless to say, I am pretty invested in the franchise. But I have to keep it real and tell you that I could not get into the “Happily Ever After” spin-off show with Ben Higgins and Lauren Bushnell.
Don’t get me wrong I love Ben, but I just can’t see this show getting a second season.
Nick was already on three reality shows in the Bachelor franchise, so why not bring in someone from Bravo? Yes, it’s a super random idea, but it would probably bring some additional viewers to the series. The only real issue that I see is that Real Housewives of Orange County is a Bravo show which is a part of the NBC Universal family and The Bachelor airs on ABC, but that might be irrelevant since Lauri hasn’t been a full time Housewife in years. But anyway, let’s get back to the story here.
They sound a little bitter to me. After all, the trend for this franchise has been to pick the star for the next season from last season’s pool of contestants, which includes both Chad and Robby. Not to mention that Luke Pell has been doing a press tour of complaints after he was rudely shafted from the role at the last minute. With so many differing opinions about Nick, I have a feeling that a lot of people will be watching The Bachelor next season.
The fans from Bachelor Nation were collectively shocked when 2-time Bachelorettealum Nick Viall was named as the next star of The Bachelor. Everyone and their grandmothers thought that it was between Luke Pell and Chase McNary from JoJo Fletcher’sBachelorette season. After all, that’s how the franchise typically works: the star of one season is a cast off from the season before.
So no one ever thought that Nick who was on the show two and three seasons ago was even in the running and when I say “no one” apparently this included Luke as well because he thought that he was chosen to star in the Bachelor and he was all set to film.
Is the FOURTH time the charm for Nick Viall? Or just pathetically famewhorey?
That is the question facing Bachelor Nation this morning. In case you missed it, Nick, who was runner-up on Andi‘s season of the Bachelorette, then hijacked Kaitlyn‘s season of the Bachelorette and was runner up again, then failed to find love on Bachelor in Paradise, was announced as the next The Bachelor lead, which many thought would be one of JoJo Fletcher‘s rejects, specifically Luke Pell or Chase McNary.
Chris Harrison, the most dramatic reality TV host ever, appeared on GMA this morning to explain the decision.
Another seemingly happy couple thrown in to shock fans and add an ounce of normalcy to this ridiculous (yet oh, so addictive) reality series? Check. Bachelor Nation is aghast, I’m sure! One more fame hungry couple (or three!) that is trying to stay relevant by hitching its wagon to another show? Yes, please. Thanks for introducing us, Real Housewives of New Jersey (and Mob Wives)! A secret, and likely salacious duo (or trio…) tossed in for that added bonus of crazy? Why, of course!
You know at this point, I have to be referring to the upcoming season of Marriage Boot Camp, right? The Bachelor in Paradise newlyweds (and my all-time favorite reality couple), Jade Roper and Tanner Tolbert are on-hand to represent Chris Harrison’s camp, and they are joined by some familiar names that could definitely use the help!