There Are "Talks Happening" About Chris Harrison's Future with 'The Bachelor' Franchise

There Are "Talks Happening" About Chris Harrison's Future with 'The Bachelor' Franchise

February 26, 2021

The Bachelor franchise is reportedly working behind the scenes to make changes amid Chris Harrison’s disturbing defense of Rachael Kirkconnell’s undeniably racist actions, which he discussed during an Extra interview with Rachel Lindsay.

A source tells People that ABC is working to make “appropriate changes”—and specifically that there is “a lot of work is being done behind the scenes to make the appropriate changes and proper moves going forward with the franchise.”

Unclear what, exactly, this means, but “there are talks happening regarding Chris Harrison and his future with the show.”

Chris has temporarily stepped aside and won’t host The Bachelor’s upcoming After the Final Rose special, but many fans and Bachelor Nation cast members understandably believe he should be removed as host from the show permanently.

Here’s to hoping ABC listens to its cast and fans alike, and makes some tangible changes in the franchise—including in the casting/vetting process.

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