‘The Bachelor: The Greatest Seasons – Ever!’: When Will the New Show Premiere?

The Bachelor fans are begging for new content. The everyday drama between Peter Weber, Kelley Flanagan, Hannah Ann Sluss, and Madison Prewett is getting stale. The new series, The Bachelor Presents: Listen to Your Heart, is not getting incredible ratings, so fans are still looking toward the horizon for something new. Luckily Chris Harrison recently announced a new franchise show, The Bachelor: The Greatest Seasons — Ever! is coming this summer.

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Chris Harrison as the host of ‘The Bachelor’: The Greatest Seasons — Ever’ | John Fleenor via Getty Images

What is ‘The Bachelor: The Greatest Seasons — Ever!’?

The Bachelor franchise has come up with a new idea for fans who are begging for new content. They are pulling out the old seasons and freshening them up. The producers are going to edit an entire season down to three hours. Chris Harrison is going to host the episode that will review all of the drama, best rose ceremonies, proposals, and breakups. 

The highlight of it all will be when Harrison video chats the fan-favorites from the season to get an update on their love life. He and his girlfriend, Lauren Zima, often catch up with past couples on Group Date on Instagram live. The virtual updates on the show will be similar to those. 

“A lot of our fans have not seen some of the classic seasons that made this franchise what it is because they’re younger, they came in the middle or maybe three-quarters of the way into this franchise,” Harrison told Variety.

The host is excited to add in some older seasons that fans might not have seen yet. 

“It’ll be all the good parts that you like with none of the filler,” added ABC’s reality programming chief, Rob Mills.

Fans who haven’t seen some of the seasons will be happy to get a solid recap. If they find a season that they love, they could always purchase the entire thing to stream. 

When will the ‘The Bachelor: The Greatest Seasons – Ever!’ premiere?

The Bachelor’s new show will premiere on June 8, 2020. It will be on for ten episodes, with one season on each, concluding on August 10, 2020. Harrison will host the shows from outside the famous Bachelor Mansion driveway with a small production crew. He lives only a few minutes away from the location, so he will not go far from home and easily follow social distancing rules.

Which seasons will be on ‘The Bachelor: The Greatest Seasons — Ever!’

The Bachelor Season 1 — Alex Michel

The Bachelor Season 17 — Sean Lowe

The Bachelor Season 18 — Juan Pablo Galavis

The Bachelor Season 20 — Ben Higgins

The Bachelorette Season 1 — Trista Sutter

The Bachelorette Season 11 — Kaitlyn Bristowe

So far, Harrison told Variety about the six possible seasons above. They are not set in stone but are all in consideration at this point. The Bachelor Season 24 with Weber is not on the table as a possibility since it aired recently.

JoJo Fletcher and Jordan Rodgers are a fan-favorite couple that is still together from The Bachelorette, so season 12 might be on the list. Another favorite might be Colton Underwood’s season 23 since he and Cassie Randolph are also still dating.

However, Harrison did mention wanting to help the younger generation catch up on older seasons, so there might be a few from long ago. Harrison is continually receiving suggestions on Twitter for which seasons to air on the new show. 

While fans continue to weigh in, we will keep an eye out for an official list of seasons to be aired soon. The Bachelor: The Greatest Seasons — Ever! will premiere on June 8, 2020, at 8 p.m. EST on ABC.