NEW 'THE BACHELOR' SERIES SET FOR SUMMER FOLLOWING 'BACHELORETTE' CORONAVIRUS SHUTDOWN (EXCLUSIVE)!!!

In light of the coronavirus pandemic that caused production to be halted on the upcoming season of “The Bachelorette” earlier this spring, ABC has solidified its summer programming plans for the hit dating franchise, landing on a retrospective greatest hits series, hosted by Chris HarrisonVariety has learned exclusively.

Premiering on June 8, the 10-episode event series, titled “The Bachelor: The Most Unforgettable – Ever!” will revisit some of the most iconic seasons from the franchise’s 18-year history. Each three-hour episode will cover a full season from the dating show archives, highlighting some of the most devastating rose ceremonies, passionate proposals, unexpected new arrivals, dramatic meltdowns, biggest breakups, and most romantic moments that Bachelor Nation has ever witnessed.

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“We really wanted to give Bachelor Nation something to watch, and immediately, there was this clamoring and desire from our fans to watch old seasons,” Harrison tells visXnews, explaining that the idea for the show came from viewer input on Twitter.

Harrison will host episodes from the famous driveway outside “The Bachelor” mansion, which happens to be a five-minute drive from his own home in the Los Angeles area. He will be joined by a skeleton crew that will practice social distancing on set to ensure responsible safety measures. In each episode, Harrison will also lead virtual catch-ups with fan-favorite Bachelor alumni, checking in on their lives after the show.

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Mills adds, “It’ll be all the good parts that you like with none of the filler.”

Although “The Most Unforgettable – Ever!” has yet to go into production, Harrison says the entire team is in step with Warner Horizon, which owns the show and runs production, to figure out the safest way possible to produce the series during the COVID-19 outbreak.