Unlike previous years, Peter’s season launches with a three-hour episode rather than the regular two. Harrison explained that the extra hour “is definitely an indication of what’s happened and what’s to come, which is: I don’t think there’s ever again going to be a ‘traditional’ show. I think those days are long gone.”
He continued, “It is a turbulent, wild, emotional, gut-wrenching ride right up until the very end. You won’t predict how this comes to a conclusion.”
He also said, “It’s fair to say that this is a nontraditional season.”
The host talked about the “diverse group of women” entering Bachelor Mansion this year, and he believes that mirrors who Peter is as a person. Harrison shared, “He really doesn’t have a type. He’s maybe the most open, inclusive Bachelor that we’ve ever had, in that he really doesn’t narrow it down to any stereotypical, geography, superficial, looks... whatever it is.”
Although it made things “difficult as a host and producer to figure out what he was looking for,” Harrison revealed that it makes the show all the more fun to watch, “because you’re not going to see what’s coming next with him, since he just really didn’t have a type.”
Peter spoke briefly about his time as the Bachelor on an episode of “Bachelor Happy Hour” and discussed how thankful he felt for the opportunity. “I’ve just been so grateful for the last couple months that for whatever reason, I was chosen to have this experience and opportunity to find love in such a fun way, a once-in-a-lifetime type of way,” he told Rachel Lindsay and her guests.
The pilot shared, “I am definitely enjoying life right now. It’s pretty good — it’s been quite the journey so far.”
Peter’s journey begins Monday, January 6, at 8 p.m. on ABC.