ABC Announces Unscripted Series Renewals, Favorites “The Bachelor,” “Match Game” and More Missing From List

Earlier today, ABC had announced that they picked up a number of renewals of unscripted series for the 2021-22 season, but some notable favorites are missing, including The Bachelor, according to Deadline.

What’s Happening:

  • Earlier today, ABC announced many unscripted series renewals for the 2021-22 season just ahead of the network’s upfront presentation on May 18th. Included in this list were favorites like Shark Tank, America’s Funniest Home Videos (in it’s 32nd season!) and newer shows like the reboot of Supermarket Sweep, and Celebrity Wheel of Fortune.
  • What caught the attention of some however, was the notable absence of fan favorites like The Bachelor and Who Wants to be a Millionaire, as well as Match Game and the new Pooch Perfect.
  • Before fans hit the panic button, ABC has already ordered two new cycles of The Bachelorette, with one being set to debut this summer, and the second later in the fall, as well as a new season of Bachelor in Paradise. It should also be noted though, that the most recent season of The Bachelor was rife with controversy, leading to the departure of the long-standing host of the program, Chris Harrison. Whether or not he will return will likely be the only question fans have though, as the series is still one of the highest rated on the network.
  • Those same ratings cannot be said for both Match Game and Pooch Perfect, who rank among the lowest for the network, so their future is definitely in question.
  • Though Who Wants to be a Millionaire does respectably in ratings, the revival, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, could and will likely be brought back as event programming.
  • Didn’t see the show you enjoy most mentioned? That’s okay. Remember that previously announced unscripted series for ABC include the aforementioned two seasons of The Bachelorette and Bachelor in Paradise, The 100,000 Pyramid, Celebrity Family Feud, The Chase, Dancing with the Stars, The Hustler, Press Your Luck, and two additional seasons of Holey Moley, 
  • Decisions regarding the future of Emergency Call, Card Sharks, and To Tell the Truth are expected to be made after they end their current season this summer.