Bachelor producer inks ABC deal


Mike Fleiss, producer of ABC's The Bachelor, has signed a multiyear
development deal with ABC, along with his production company, Next
Entertainment, and Warner Bros.' Telepictures Productions.

As part of the deal with ABC, Fleiss will produce two reality series for the
network and develop a sitcom.

Fleiss and Telepictures have already produced two installments of The
, and they are in production on The Bachelorette, which is
schedule to premiere in January on ABC.

Fleiss, Next Entertainment and Telepictures just completed
production on High School Reunion, which will air in midseason on The WB Television Network.

Fleiss also produced Fox's Who Wants to Marry a Multi-Millionaire, and
he has a feature film coming out in 2003 -- a remake of The Texas Chainsaw