ABC rolled out plans Wednesday for the 24th season of “The Bachelor,” which will launch with a special three-hour premiere event on Monday, Jan. 6.
The network introduced airline pilot Peter Weber in a short clip posted today, which you can see below.
Weber “flew into the hearts of women everywhere and left all of America shocked and heartbroken when Hannah Brown decided to end their relationship,” ABC said in today’s announcement. “Now Peter is back and ready to once again capture hearts across the nation when he returns for another shot at love.”
ABC adds: “Peter’s search for his soul mate takes off to new heights on premiere day when a few women earn their wings on a daring group date plus other romantic dates — a first ever on a bachelor premiere — and will feature a special surprise visitor who has everyone talking!”
The network notes that “The Bachelor” delivered a 4.3 rating this year among adults 18-49 across all platforms after 35 days of delayed viewing, a 19% gain versus the prior year. In addition, “The Bachelor” grew by more than 1 million viewers year over year, averaging 12.5 million total viewers in MP+35 during its most recent run.
“A native of Westlake Village, California, Peter, 28, grew up just minutes from ‘The Bachelor’ mansion,” ABC notes. “He was raised with a strong example of the marriage he wants by his loving parents. Having met while working on the same flight over 30 years ago, Peter’s parents have set the perfect example of lasting love. He and his brother, Jack, followed in their parents’ footsteps, developing a passion for aviation. At 23, Peter was working as a pilot; and by 25, he landed his dream job as captain for a major commercial airline. All that is missing now is someone with whom Peter can share his life.”
Hosted by Chris Harrison, “The Bachelor” is a production of Next Entertainment in association with Warner Horizon Unscripted Television. Mike Fleiss, Martin Hilton, Nicole Woods, Bennett Graebner, Peter Gust, Tim Warner, Louis Caric and Peter Geist are the executive producers.