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The Bachelor

ABC Exec Hopes to Cast a Bachelor of Color

One of the recurring beefs about The Bachelor is how all the guys and gals tend to have the same look. Sometimes they even have the same hairstyles and outfits and come from the same parts of Texas every dang time.

Well, ABC Entertainment President Paul Lee told a group of reporters that they're planning to mix things up a bit.

"What Mike [Fleiss, The Bachelor's executive producer] does, I think rather brilliantly, is he looks for a new storyline and not even the same rhythm of story," Lee said Monday at the Television Critics Association Winter 2011 session. "I mean they reach their climaxes, some of them don't even reach a climax — the guy walks away. So, I think you’re going to see us continue to shake up the way that happens."

Access Hollywood asked if that could mean a Bachelor of color and Lee said "I would hope so, yes." There you have it. The brass wants diversity, so make it so!

Lee also defended Brad Womack as the Season 15 redux Bachelor. "Well, here's the interesting thing about The Bachelor… I don't want to give anything away, but a redemption story can sometimes be a wonderful thing. So here, we start with a slap. Follow it, because I’m hoping we’re going to end up a lot more exhilarating than that and I think our audience is gonna love that."

You heard the man: Follow the slap. No spoilers there!

Source: Access Hollywood

01.11.2011 / 05:18 AM EDT by Gina Carbone
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