Shine Australia will produce the dating series which has chalked up 18 seasons in the US. The American series currently airs in Australia on GO!
Network TEN Chief Programming Officer, Beverley McGarvey, said: “The Bachelor is one of the longest-running and most successful television franchises in the world, with productions in 24 countries.
“We are thrilled to be working with Shine to take this iconic show and create a uniquely Australian entertainment event.”
Shine Australia Chief Executive Officer, Mark Fennessy, said: “There are few marquee brands which have
enjoyed the same connection with audiences worldwide as The Bachelor. We’re delighted to bring this brilliant series to Australian viewers and look forward to introducing our very own Prince Charming”
Dating / Reality shows have had mixed success in Australia from the short-lived Yasmin’s Getting Married and Australia’s Perfect Couple to the long-running success of The Farmer Wants a Wife.
Auditions are now open via http://dating.castasugar.com/
Production will start shortly and the series will air on TEN later this year.
TEN is also poised to reveal its cast for Secrets and Lies: The Track shortly.