The Bachelorette: It’s up to Katie to make us love the franchise again

One of the highlights of a dull and ultimately disappointing Academy Awards ceremony, was the commercial for the new season of the Bachelorette, featuring a favorite from the last season of The Bachelor, Katie Thurston.

Ah yes… last season. That season.

The season that was supposed to be historic, with the first black Bachelor in the history of the long running program. But Matt James ended his season alone, sifting through the wreckage that saw a whirlwind of controversy involving race take out his choice, Rachel Kirkconnell, who celebrated the “old south” on social media. And even Chris Harrison, a TV hosting favorite, who fumbled an interview on the controversy and is now in TV limbo.

No pressure, Katie.

But if there was a star from last season that I could pick that I believe would be up to the task, it would be Katie. She made a heck of an entrance carrying a toy to the opening night mixer, and later became a hero in the mansion that weeded out the bullies.

When she was sent home, fans immediately started calling on her to be the next Bachelorette. And show runners listened. That’s what we’re getting.

But she won’t be completely alone. The new hosts are Tayshia Adams, who had to save the last season of the Bachelorette after Clare Crawley fell in love on the first night, and Kaitlyn Bristow, the former show star who won the last season of Dancing With The Stars.

We’ve got a lot of great potential here guys.

And let’s hope they can get it done. Because if they can’t, I don’t know what the show will have to do next.

You can watch the new trailer featuring Katie below. The new season of the Bachelorette begins on June 7th.

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