A spinoff series with its roots in the popular reality show “The Bachelor” is in the works at Freeform. The cable channel, which until this year was ABC Family, greenlighted “Ben and Lauren: Happily Ever After,” following the exploits of one of “The Bachelor’s” most popular couples.
The series focuses on former “Bachelor” Ben Higgins and his fiancee, Lauren Bushnell, who are preparing to get married and begin their life together.
“All the while, Ben will explore getting involved in the political realm and Lauren will try and establish her identity post-‘Bachelor.’ During the show some fan favorites from ‘The Bachelor’ and ‘The Bachelorette’ will stop by to visit and share their own advice on life after the show,” Freeform says in its announcement.
The series, which is scheduled to air in October, was announced today by Karey Burke, executive vice president, Programming and Development, Freeform.
Said Burke: “Ben and Lauren are the biggest ‘Bachelor’ couple of the last 10 years. Their romance captured everyone’s attention, and we are delighted to continue their story on Freeform.”
The series will be produced by Next Entertainment in association with Warner Horizon Television. Mike Fleiss, Martin Hilton and Jason Ehrlich are the executive producers. Jack Mori is co-executive producer.