The Bachelor has been one of the most wildly successful reality TV shows in recent history.

So it’s little wonder that TV execs are toying with (more) spin-off models to milk the concept for all it is worth.

On Wednesday, Australia said G'day to its latest Bachie – Locky Gilbert, who you might recognise from the current season of Survivor: All Stars. 

The announcement left some reality TV fans wanting.

We’ve had The Bachelorette and Bachelor in Paradise.

Overseas, studio heads are considering steering away from the spray-tanned 20-somethings and are considering something refreshingly different.


The ABC network in the US is testing the waters for a version of the show starring seniors.

Last week during an ad break in the regular Bachelor, an advertisement aired announcing a casting call for “seniors looking for love”.

The casting page says: "Are you entering your golden years and looking for romance? 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."

After the announcement there was much joking on social media that in Bachelor speak “seniors” meant anyone over the age of 30.

But tweets from ABC reality chief Rob Mills clarified they are looking for people 65 and over.

The response to the concept has been largely enthusiastic:



If it were to work for us, everyone would have to be a winner. Nobody goes home alone, or we’re rioting.

Do we need a <i>Bachelor</i> for seniors?_1