Season 25 of The Bachelor premieres on ABC Monday, Jan. 4. Matt James, who previously appeared on The Bachelorette as a prospective suitor, is the bachelor.
ABC has revealed start dates for several other unscripted shows. The network kicks off a new game show block Thursday, Jan. 7. Celebrity Wheel of Fortune is hosted by Pat Sajak and Vanna White. The Chase is hosted by Sara Haines of The View and features Jeopardy! standouts James Holzhauer, Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter. That one sees three competitors face off against the Chaser, a ruthless quiz genius. The Hustler, which “breaks the game show mold by featuring one player who secretly already knows the answers,” according to ABC, is hosted by Craig Ferguson.
All three are new shows and debut that night.
To Tell the Truth returns Tuesday, Jan. 26, with Anthony Anderson and Mama Doris. It is season six.
The new season of American Idol is on Sunday, Feb. 14. Luke Bryan, Katy Perry, Lionel Richie, Ryan Seacrest and Bobby Bones return to Idol for its fourth season on ABC.
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Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.