ABC chief Paul Lee has hinted at plans for The Bachelor Season 21 and The Bachelorette Season 12 while discussing the issue of diversity during today’s press tour, per Variety:
Critics and fans have been highly vocal of the lack of diverse leads, namely a black “Bachelor,” but on Saturday at the Television Critics Association, ABC boss Paul Lee teased a change may come in the franchise’s next season.
“We’re doing a whole lot of tweaks,” Lee told reporters after his executive session at the Pasadena, Calif. press tour. “We have the farm team, right, which allows us to then pick the next one. But I’d be very surprised if ‘The Bachelorette’ in the summer isn’t diverse. I think that’s likely … The tweaks that Mike Fleiss has put in place will get us where we want to go.”
Stay tuned as we continue to monitor the status of The Bachelor Season 21 and The Bachelorette Season 12…