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“The Bachelor” coming to Canada

This fall, Canada will accept the rose, as The Bachelor Canada is set to launch on Rogers Media-owned Citytv.
January 23, 2012

This fall, Canada will accept the rose – The Bachelor Canada is set  to launch on Rogers Media-owned Citytv.

The series, commissioned by Citytv’s original content team and produced by Vancouver-based Force Four Entertainment, is currently in pre-production and  principal photography is slated to begin in the spring. The series is scheduled  for a nine-episode arc and will feature an all-Canadian cast.

The Bachelor Canada will be based on The Bachelor format, which was created by Mike Fleiss and is produced in the U.S. by Next Entertainment in association with Warner Horizon Television for ABC. The  Bachelor is currently in its 16th season.

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, executive producer of The Bachelor Canada and director of  original programming for Rogers Media, in a statement.

On CityTV’s morning show, Breakfast Television, and on Rogers Radio stations the morning of January 23, The  Bachelor host Chris Harrison also announced the start of the casting call  for Canadian bachelorettes. Twitter and Facebook accounts are already live, and  an online application for  bachelorettes is available via the Citytv website.

Harrison also said during the announcement that the U.S. version will  continue to air on Citytv in the winter.

No word yet on who the first Canadian Bachelor will be, or who will take on  hosting duties, but the news caused  speculation on Twitter whether it will be hockey pucks instead of roses that are  handed out throughout the series.

(From Playback Daily)

About The Author
Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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