Fansofrealitytv.com – Casting aside the traditional nondescript California mansion set, the producers of ABC’s “The Bachelor” are taking their show on the road – to Paris.
The City of Love will provide the backdrop for the show’s eighth edition, featuring an as-yet-unnamed bachelor and 25 bachelorettes.
Announcing the location in a press release, ABC said Paris – with its historic sites, cozy bistros and general romantic air – offers “numerous seductive possibilities.”
Whether even Paris can fuel a love match for the show remains to be seen – of the previous seven Bachelors, only three have found a real romantic partner and only two couples are still together (including Charlie from the last season).
Producers are still searching for the new Bachelor – a “handsome, ambitious, charming, successful guy who is looking to settle down.” What, those aren’t on every street corner?
They’re encouraging anyone who fits that description or knows someone who does to apply. Producers appear to specifically be looking for “an accomplished CEO, doctor, lawyer, entrepreneur or businessman.”
The deadline for applications is August 17, and more information is available at www.thebachelor.tv.
As always, the format of the show will include Chris Harrison as host, rose ceremony evictions, group dates, family meetings, hometown visits and the ultimate question of whether the couple really intends to date or not.