Hold Up — Why Is The Bachelor on Netflix, and Why Is Only One Season Available?
In the most random news of the week, The Bachelor is now streaming on Netflix! Yep, you read that right: the long-running ABC reality show appeared on Netflix this month with no fanfare or announcements. But, of course, there's a catch. Only one season is streaming: Jason Mesnick's famously controversial season from 2009. Needless to say, Bachelor Nation is wondering what's happening and why a single, random season is suddenly on Netflix!
Neither Netflix nor The Bachelor has commented on the unexpected arrival of the show's 13th season. Our best guess? It's testing the waters to air more back episodes on the streaming platform. ABC does currently have an active deal with Netflix to stream its scripted hits like Grey's Anatomy, so perhaps they're considering adding some reality programming to the deal, too, especially as a portion of ABC's scripted shows leave the platform to join Disney+. In any case, the arrival of the old season has fans buzzing — keep reading for some of the best reactions from Twitter!