ABC has renewed The Bachelor for a 27th season, as it remains one of their top shows. Even while streaming on Hulu next day

The Bachelor season 26 consistently ranked no. 1 in its time slot for adults age 18-49. The Bachelor recently hit its 20-year anniversary, premiering March 25, 2002

Last season was a reset for the series, which had been historically hosted by Chris Harrison. After defending controversial contestant Rachel Kirkconnell from Matt James' season,

Harrison stepped aside from the series before being replaced by past Bachelor lead Jesse Palmer. Palmer hosted Season 26, which starred Clayton Echard.

There were multiple contestants that captured a special place in audience's hearts, such as Brandon Jones, Rodney Matthew, and Olumide "Olu" Onajide.

It is also notable that Echard was chosen as Bachelor before Young's season of The Bachelorette had aired

The Bachelor is a production of Next Entertainment and Warner Bros, with unscripted television in association with Warner Horizon.

Mike Fleiss is the creator behind The Bachelor, as well as The Bachelorette and Bachelor in Paradise. Season 19 of The Bachelorette will premiere on July 11, 2022.