Freeform just handed out a red rose to represent a green light.
The former ABC Family channel has ordered a “Bachelor” spinoff starring the ABC series’ most-recently engaged couple, Ben Higgins and Lauren Bushnell.
“Ben and Lauren: Happily Ever After” will follow the pair as they prepare for their wedding. Freeform said Ben will explore getting involved in the political realm and Lauren will try and establish her post-“Bachelor” life. During the show some fan favorites from “The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette” will stop by to visit and share their own advice on life after the show.
“Ben and Lauren are the biggest ‘Bachelor’ couple of the last 10 years,” said Karey Burke, executive vice president, Programming and Development, Freeform. “Their romance captured everyone’s attention, and we are delighted to continue their story on Freeform.”
“Happily Ever After” will be produced by Next Entertainment in association with Warner Horizon Television. Mike Fleiss, Martin Hilton and Jason Ehrlich will serve as the executive producers. Jack Mori is co-executive producer.
The series is scheduled to air in October.