ABC gives The Bachelor a '70s makeover to celebrate the network's upcoming Live in Front of a Studio Audience special.

By Kristen Baldwin
December 16, 2019 at 01:00 PM EST
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ABC is getting into the ’70s spirit ahead of their Dec. 18th special, Live in Front of a Studio Audience: All in the Family and Good Times by giving some of their current shows a retro makeover. Naturally, The Bachelor is a prime candidate for ’70s-ification, and in this exclusive first look at ABC’s new promo, Pilot Pete gets the Dating Game treatment, complete with groovy theme music and grainy footage of his romantic antics.

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“Pilot Pete is taking flight with 30 women,” intones the announcer. “But only one will be his co-pilot!” And it seems like the contestants are taking this air-travel theme to heart, if these wardrobe choices are any indication.

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“If Peter wants to be in the Mile High Club, I will gladly join him,” coos the “lady” on the left. (And yes, I’m sure they had some airline-themed date activity and do not normally wear pilot hats or pin little wings on their dresses.)

Over 10 million viewers watched ABC’s first Live in Front of a Studio Audience special in May. The Dec. 18 broadcast features another all-star cast, including Viola Davis as Good Times‘ Florida Evans, and Andre Braugher as James Evans.

The Bachelor premieres Monday, Jan. 6 at 8 p.m. on ABC

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