VH1 Purchases a Whole Lot of The Bachelor

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No, VH1 has not bought any part of Matt Grant.

But the music channel - which has tried to emulate The Bachelor with shows such as Flavor of Love and Rock of Love - now the rights to every season of the original ABC series.

This includes all 12 seasons of the regular show and four The Bachelorettes, plus "all cycles through at least 2008," according to VH1. So expect to see DeAnna Pappas and this summer's edition on cable in the near future, as well.

Another Matt Grant Photo

Soon, you'll be able to see more of Matt Grant on VH1.

Amazingly, the network's press release refers to the Chris Harrison-hosted ABC series as "America's Most Romantic Reality Show." We thought it was "America's Most Universally Mocked Show." Guess we were wrong.

In his press release quote, VH1 producer Ben Zurier actually says:

"‘The Bachelor' is the granddaddy of the dating reality format. It's been a water cooler staple from the moment it premiered in 2002, and it's still on top of its game.

As we've seen with our own record-breaking ‘Rock of Love with Bret Michaels' and ‘Flavor of Love' series, dating reality has become the drama for the current generation of young adults, with an engaging mix of intrigue, romance, and surprises. ‘The Bachelor' and VH1 certainly feels like a good match."

What a funny guy!

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