It's confirmed! As expected, ABC and Warner Bros. Television have officially ordered the inaugural season of The Golden Bachelorette. In what was probably the worst kept secret, especially considering the massive success of The Golden Bachelor (followed by The golden wedding)—Craig Erwich, chairman of Disney Television Group, made the announcement during ABC's executive panel at the Television Critics Association's 2024 winter press tour.
Of course, the biggest question is who will wear the stilettos for the lead role. The less good news is that we don't know yet (and ABC may not know either). The best news is that because producers have so many great options (see below for favorites), they are clearly taking their time in making a decision. (The official word at this time is that “additional details regarding the series, including casting details, will be announced at a later date.”)
Currently, Joey Graziadei's season of The single person is airing until March (in last Monday's episode, the ASKN ladies of The Golden Bachelor(April, Susan, Kathy and Nancy made an appearance at one of Joey's group dates). The Bachelorette, which has also been renewed, will then begin filming for a summer premiere. ABC confirmed that The Golden Bachelorette will be released this fall and will most likely follow the same schedule (late September to late November) as The Golden Bachelor did.
Honestly, if it were up to me, we'd have a Golden Bachelor Villain which our favorite ladies live together at home The golden girls dating, eating, and synchronized swimming. (That's right, ABC, I haven't forgotten that moment of pure snow we had last season in the Bachelor swimming pool of the manor).