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This Bachelor Franchise Star Is Done With Reality TV But Working on a Career in TV

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Ahhh, contestants on the Bachelor Franchise are supposed to have signed on to do the show for “the right reasons.” But how many are really taking the journey in hopes of achieving fame, fortune and a future in television?

It’s Nearly Impossible to Turn on the TV, without seeing a former contestant from the Bachelor Franchise

After The Bachelor and The Bachelorette, Jillian Harris became the host of Vancouver’s Love It Or List It, Too, and in 2010, she also joined the cast of Extreme Makeover as a member of their team of designers. Prior to becoming a mom, former Bachelorette star Ali Fedotowsky appeared regularly on E!  Even Trista and Ryan hosted their own show on HGTV, Rocky Mountain Reno. Newlywed Rachel Lindsay (Season 13 Bachelorette) works on an ESPN radio show and will co-host the new MTV docu-series Ghosted: Love Gone Missing. Season 15 Bachelorette Hannah Brown will compete on Dancing with the Stars. (Melissa Rycroft might not have stayed engaged to Jason Mesnick, but she won the mirror ball when she was on DWTS)

Now we can add Colton Underwood to the list who are pursuing a TV career post-Bachelor.

“I really want my own show,” the 27-year-old told Cosmopolitan. He’s still happily dating Cassie who he met during his season on The Bachelor. A career in television is keeping him busy and energized.

But Relax, Chris Harrison, Colton Isn’t Interested in Your Job

After appearing on Becca’s season of The Bachelorette, ending things with Tia last summer on Bachelor in Paradise and finally nabbing the lead as The Bachelor, Colton has had enough of reality tv.

“[I would do a] form of TV, yes; reality shows, no,” Colton told Elite Daily about about his next career move. “I think my time is up and I’m retiring from the reality TV game, but I’m very, very excited about a future in television, hosting, and sort of having my own creative [input] on a show and concept, so I’m really excited to be working on some things right now….”

His show is definitely happening, but the project and what it entails remains hush-hush for now.  It will most likely launch next year in 2020.

Season 24 of The Bachelor premieres on January 6, 2020. We can’t help but wonder what advise Colton would give Pilot Peter Weber as he embarks on the ride of a lifetime. Peter certainly is cute. Even Colton’s girlfriend likes him for the role because of his looks.

Don’t miss new episodes of Bachelor in Paradise on Monday and Tuesday nights on ABC.

Lainie Gutterman

Lainie has always enjoyed spreading the word and sharing her opinions on pop culture, celebrities, food and fashion.

She starting blogging close to ten years ago when she was pursuing a career in public relations and pregnant with her first child.

Lainie prefers reading fiction books, shopping and going to specific movies to watching television, but she is obsessed with several shows she refuses to ever miss, including "A Million Little Things" and "The Bachelor" franchise.

In college, she scheduled her classes around "All My Children", which her mom got her addicted to at a very young age. She named her daughter after the character Greenlee and would be thrilled if she marries someone who looks like Josh Duhmel or Cameron Mathison (who played Greenlee's on-screen husbands Leo and Ryan.)

Lainie tries to take Flywheel spin class a few times a week to allow her to pig out on Ben & Jerry's, eat out and celebrate with bubbly. She blogs about her family's life in New York City at Lainie of Leisure.
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