May 16, 2008 / 3:48 AM / 9 years ago

"Bachelor" reruns woo VH1

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - “The Bachelor” will be looking for love all over again on VH1. The lifestyle cable network said Thursday it acquired the full library of ABC’s reality competition series.

<p>Chris Harrison (R), host of ABC's "The Bachelor" and "The Bachelorette", and his wife Gwen arrive for Tiger Jam IX at the Mandalay Bay resort in Las Vegas, Nevada, April 29, 2006. REUTERS/Steve Marcus</p>

VH1 -- which has set network records with its own dating reality shows, including “Flavor of Love” and “Rock of Love With Bret Michaels” -- will air the first seven seasons of “Bachelor” from June 1-7, with one season airing each day as part of a marathon.

“Bachelor” debuted on ABC in March 2002; its most recent 12th edition averaged 7 million viewers a week. The VH1 licensing deal also includes “The Bachelorette.”

Reuters/Hollywood Reporter

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