Someone at ABC deserves a raise.
The decision to have David Spade as one of the first celebrity hosts of the hit “Bachelor In Paradise” series is going to work, and has sparked an interest in the franchise that could do a lot of healing after the Matt James fiasco.
James was the first black bachelor, who chose Rachel Kirkconnel, who in the past, took some controversial “old south” photos. Longtime Bachelor host, Chris Harrison, didn’t respond appropriately to the controversy and now his future with the show he helped built is in question.
But celebrity hosts can play very well if done correctly. And if you combine some mystery along with this rabid social media following, then ABC has the potential for some really great television.
And that’s what this is really all about.
The Bachelor and Bachelorette viewing audience is ready to get past the controversy and start having fun again. A Florida Pop poll said that the last season was ruined even after the damage control done during the finale.
Luckily the next season of the Bachelorette is promising with Katie Thurston stepping up as our protagonist, and co hosts Tayshia Adams (who saved the last season) and Kaitlyn Bristow (who won Dancing With The Stars). The healing really starts there and I’m excited for it.
But with these celebrity hosts on deck, it give me reason to look beyond this season. And I know it does for all of you as well.
ABC showrunners were lazy during the Matt James drama, and let the controversy get away from them.
But with the right celebrity hosts, and this promising start with David Spade, then there might be brighter horizons after all.