As Season 1 of The Golden Bachelor comes to a close, fans are eagerly anticipating a Season 2 with a new senior star. Here’s what we know.
As The Golden Bachelor Season 1 concludes with 72-year-old Gerry Turner finding love with Theresa Nist, fans are eager to know if ABC will grace them with a second season. The success of Gerry’s journey has left audiences wondering who will be the next contestant and what changes, if any, will be made for the upcoming season.
As reported by Parade, While the decision for ABC to renew the series seems like a no-brainer, no official announcement has been made. During the last episodes of Season 1, ABC aired promotions encouraging seniors to apply for future seasons, leaving viewers excited about the prospect of another senior star searching for love.
Minutes into Gerry’s Fantasy Suites episode, host Jesse Palmer announced, “Ready to spend your golden years with someone special? Apply to be on the next season of The Golden Bachelor. Go to ABC.com/casting now.”
However, Palmer left out one crucial detail—he didn’t specify whether next season’s star would be a bachelor or bachelorette.
Golden Bachelor—Or Bachelorette?
Fans and castoff contestants of TGB have agreed—they want a female version of the show. While the show’s producer Jason Ehrlich has hinted about a senior woman spinoff, the news has not been confirmed.
Gerry’s Season 1 runner-up, Leslie Fhima, may make a good choice as a “Golden Bachelorette” contestant. Other standouts from Gerry’s group including Joan Vassos or Ellen Goltzer are other potential candidates.
Potential Changes To ‘TGB’ Season 2
Due to TGB’s Season 1 success, ABC may not change much for the second season. However, Reddit users haven’t shied away from voicing their suggestions for an improved second season.
One Reddit user suggested, “Don’t use the same Bachelor franchise ‘formula.’ This age group deserves its own model” to “go a little deeper into the important things.”
“Skip the helicopter and yacht rides, and instead have contestants shop and cook together, decide what to watch on TV, hang blinds, and debate current events. Spice it up and make it real!” another user added.
When Will Season 2 Air?
Tradition is a hallmark of The Bachelor franchise, and fans are speculating about the potential air date for The Golden Bachelor Season 2. While the late September post-Thanksgiving period has become synonymous with the show, some Reddit users suggest a different schedule, possibly running next summer after Joey Graziadei’s regular season.
Anticipation for The Golden Bachelor Season 2 is rising, and viewers are eagerly waiting for news about a new season from ABC.