The Bachelor” has become a staple on ABC. After 22 seasons, most people look forward to the process and the drama that goes along with it. Over the years, “The Bachelor” has seen a handful of successful couples, but there have been more fails than anything. The interesting thing is that the rejected contestants often meet up and date others from various branches of the franchise.

Season 22

Last season of “The Bachelor” was filled with drama. Arie Luyendyk Jr. was announced as the new bachelor, and people went wild. No one saw that coming, especially because a few other guys had been favorited to take the coveted spot from the previous season of “The Bachelorette.” That is how things usually work, but nothing was business as usual this past season.

Luyendyk Jr. made waves when he proposed to Becca and sent Lauren home. Rumblings from spoilers said things weren't right, and as it turned out, they were correct.

A “Bachelorscandal is something people can get behind. This one drew a lot of viewers. Arie Luyendyk Jr. decided to end his engagement with Becca on camera, and then try and win Lauren back. This was messy and full of emotion, but it worked out in the end. Since then, Luyendyk Jr. and Lauren have been caught in a controversy over a pregnancy joke, but they are enjoying their life leading up to marriage despite the drama. Becca was named as the new “Bachelorette,” and her season will air this coming May.


According to Variety, “The Bachelor” has been renewed for Season 23.

This is good news for fans of the show, but there likely wasn't much doubt about it returning. If ABC goes the traditional route, one of the men from Becca's season of “The Bachelorette” will be chosen for a second chance at love. After the way the last season went for “The Bachelor,” no one is really sure what to think. There have been rumblings about different men being chosen already.

Could there be a celebrity willing to take a chance and find love on television? What about Chris Harrison? At this point, anything is possible.

ABC has a gold mine where “The Bachelor” franchise is concerned. If fans aren't happy with one show, they have a slew of others to get sucked into watching. After Arie Luyendyk Jr.

muddied up the show this past season, it will be interesting to see who the network chooses for Season 23, and how they go about things in the future. There is definitely more life left for the show, especially with the right men cast.