‘The Bachelor’: ABC Not Rushing to Name Chris Harrison’s Permanent Replacement (Exclusive)

  • Variety
‘The Bachelor’: ABC Not Rushing to Name Chris Harrison’s Permanent Replacement (Exclusive)
In a dramatic twist that rivals all on-screen antics from “The Bachelor,” Chris Harrison officially departed the hit dating franchise this week, after nearly 20 years as host of the series.

As the face of “The Bachelor,” “The Bachelorette,” “Bachelor in Paradise” and all of the other spinoffs within the ABC juggernaut, Harrison has hosted more than 50 seasons altogether, dating back to 2002. But after making racially insensitive comments during a widely-panned interview where he defended a contestant, Rachael Kirkconnell, who attended an antebellum-themed plantation party, Harrison became subject of a media firestorm that never went away. After months of waiting on the sidelines as guest hosts began to fill in for him, Harrison officially parted ways with the franchise, following a legal settlement and acrimonious exit negotiations behind closed doors.

Now, with guest hosts rotating in-and-out for the current season of “The Bachelorette” and the upcoming summer season of “Bachelor in Paradise,
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