Feb. 2 update: We have reached out to ABC for more information about the status of casting and production for this dating show. We’ll update this story as soon as we learn more.
The contestants looking for love on “The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette” seem to be getting younger each season.
But the producers of the popular TV shows are turning their attention to a different demographic — one that is “in their golden years.”
“New Dating Show for Seniors: Now casting Seniors Looking for Love!” reads a casting announcement on ABC’s website. “The Producers of ‘The Bachelor’ are looking for active and outgoing single men and women in their golden years for a new exciting dating show!”
They’re seeking older adults of an unspecified age range who are “ready for a committed relationship.”
HOW TO APPLY: Fill out the form at seniordatingshow.castingcrane.com.
Several alums of “The Bachelor” franchise expressed their approval of a dating show for seniors on Instagram, commenting on a producer’s casting announcement post.
Katie Morton (“The Bachelor” Season 23, “Bachelor in Paradise,” Season 6) commented: “OK so this is cute. Please tell me there will be a lead that is a 70 (year) old woman like Frankie from ‘Grace and Frankie’ and she is going to sift through a bunch of kind older men.”
Former “Bachelorette” lead Becca Kufrin was one of several interested in nominating family members. “Bachelor” Season 23 and “Bachelor in Paradise” Season 6 contestant Caitlin Clemmens commented, “I should nominate my dad for this.”
A couple of former contestants joked that they may be nearly old enough to apply. Elyse Dehlbom, a makeup artist in Scottsdale from Season 23 of “The Bachelor,” wrote: “Almost there.”
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