Citytv confirms commission of The Bachelor Canada

Roses are red, violets are blue – a favourite reality series will soon makes its Canadian debut!

As announced earlier this morning on Breakfast Television and Rogers Radio stations by The Bachelor host Chris Harrison, the new original reality series The Bachelor Canada is coming north of the border and will launch exclusively on Citytv this fall. 

Commissioned by Citytv’s original content team and produced by Force Four Entertainment, The Bachelor Canada is based on the perennially successful The Bachelor franchise, which is produced in the U.S. by Next Entertainment in association with Warner Horizon Television and is currently in its 16th season on Citytv and OMNI Television.

The nine-episode, Canadian, romantic reality series is in the pre-production phase with principal photography slated to begin this spring. Additional production and broadcast details will be announced at a later date. 

“The Bachelor has long been a fan favourite on Citytv and we look forward to putting a Canadian spin on this thriving franchise,” said Claire Freeland, Director of Original Programming, Rogers Media, and Executive Producer of The Bachelor Canada. “Canada is brimming with eligible bachelors and bachelorettes and we’re excited to offer them the opportunity to embark on their own quest for love through this entertaining series.” 

Beginning today, Citytv is kicking off a nationwide search for Canada’s most eligible, rose-loving bachelorettes. Casting call information and eligibility requirements are now available here.

Casting details for Canada’s first bachelor will be announced at a later date.

“We are thrilled to be working with Rogers Media on one of the most successful reality television brands of all time,” said John Ritchie, Executive Producer and Partner, Force Four Entertainment. “We’ve already hit the ground running on producing the series and we’re confident The Bachelor Canada will be a hit for Citytv when it debuts in the fall.”

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