Don't worry Bachelor fans, Arie Luyendyk Jr. won't be back, but Bachelor Nation was rewarded for making it through the latest traumatic season of the dating show on Tuesday with ABC's early — and unsurprising — announcement that The Bachelor will return for another season in 2019.
The latest season of The Bachelorstarring Luyendyk Jr. concluded last week with one of the most dramatic finales in the reality show's history. The race car driver proposed to Becca Kufrin at the final rose ceremony only to break up with her weeks later in favor of getting back together with runner-up Lauren Burnham. The first night of the two-part finale brought in season-high ratings for The Bachelor and helped ABC secure a rare Monday night win over NBC's The Voice.
ABC also announced renewals for Dancing with the Stars, America's Funniest Home Videos and Fred Savage's Child Support. Dancing with the Stars will go into its 27th season with this announcement, most likely to air in the fall after the all-athlete season premiering later this spring. AFV will continue its tenure as the longest-running primetime entertainment show in ABC's history. On the other end of the spectrum, ABC's game show Child Support scored a second season in the news break, bringing back Fred Savage as host of the Ricky Gervais-produced hour.