Amy Schumer, the Next Bachelorette? ABC Wants Her, and So Do We

Amy Schumer Next Bachelorette

Amy Schumer crushed her appearance on Monday’s Bachelorette — in which she helped Kaitlyn Bristowe judge her suitors’ senses of humor, or lack thereof — and if you’re not-so-secretly hoping this could lead to Schumer’s own televised quest for love, you’re not alone.

Robert Mills, the SVP of Alternative Series, Specials and Late-Night Programming for ABC Entertainment, on Tuesday extended an “official” invitation to Schumer in the form of a tweet:

To say that we co-sign Mills’ invitation is an understatement. Not only would the Comedy Central star’s blunt, unfiltered style make for hilarious TV, but putting such an unapologetic figure at the center of the long-running series could make it the feminist vehicle it’s always pretended to be.

If there’s any doubt in your mind that Schumer is the Bachelorette of America’s dreams, just watch this clip of the super-fan’s appearance on Monday’s episode, in which she (figuratively) dresses down hopeful contestant J.J.:

Now imagine Schumer telling it like it is with every contestant. Isn’t it about time we had a Bachelorette who says what everyone’s thinking? Who isn’t afraid to puncture a few egos? Who stops being polite, and starts getting real? (Wait, wrong show, but you get the idea.)

UPDATE: Schumer has (sort of) responded to Mills’ invitation with a tweet of her own:

Tell us: Would you love to see Schumer as the next Bachelorette? Cast your vote below, then drop a comment with your reasoning.

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22 Comments
  1. Kelly says:

    I love Amy, but she’s better than this show.

    • Patrick says:

      Plus, it would be hilarious to see her eviscerate the guys for the first 2-3 episodes, but it would get old quick. I think the guys would disengage emotionally, in a huge and obvious way, within a few days. While the first few eps would be great, I think the last few would be really devastating and hurtful for Schumer. She might end up as the butt of jokes, rather than the crafter of jokes. I like her too much to see this happen.

    • Shazay says:

      She is so much better than this show, but it would have been awesome to watch!

    • hud says:

      What is there to love. The show sucks. I suspect Amy does as well. Skirts to short, foul mouth, she is a national treasure…

  2. Luke says:

    I loved how Amy could tell JJ was a turd after about five minutes, and Kaitlyn still hasn’t figured it out.

    • brandy says:

      Totally. There are a lot of turds in this pile of guys though.

    • Patrick says:

      Also, I have to think that the Chooser quickly narrows down the potential choices to a group of 5-6 very likely candidates. Like, within a couple of days, if not sooner. Beyond that the producers pick a few who they think will boost ratings or be a good candidate for a spinoff, and they pick them. The final pick is up the chooser, but others are kept in the running, if only nominally, to boost ratings.

  3. JC says:

    I’m sure this is just a joke. They always choose a contestant from the most previous season.

  4. Tim says:

    I thought they might finally have a Black bachelor—-if only because of Empire’s popularity.

  5. wrstlgirl says:

    Please no. This show is bad enough already.

  6. CMarie says:

    This would be amazing, if unrealistic. No matter what, they need to stop pulling from past seasons. These people are all completely insane.

  7. G says:

    Not gonna lie I would totally start watching this show if Amy was on it.

  8. Shellie Cook says:

    Yes but not on ABC. She needs to stay on cable where she can be her raunchy, funny self

  9. Tara17 says:

    Oh yeah, as a viewer, this is a fantastic idea. But it’ll never happen; it would be a bad career move for Amy.

  10. Mr. Tran K says:

    It would be great if Amy Schumer becomes the next Bachelorette but I hope that a lot of people are going to start complaining about it.

  11. mac says:

    Sure, why not…if that gives Anthony Jeselnik some work again everything’s fine

  12. Evan says:

    I would definitely watch the show if she was the Bachelorette. But that’s also because it would be the shortest season of the show ever. She’d use a machete to quickly get the people she didn’t like out of the house and use the time to focus on those who she honestly did.

  13. Nabil says:

    NO! She is a comedy genius and MUCH more dignified than this show is! If she were the next Bachelorette, it would be so beneath her and her WORSE career move EVER!!

  14. Ashbash says:

    I can already see ABC calling it Celebrity Bachelorette and continuing on each new season of the Bachelor or Bachelorette with new “celebrities” looking for love. It would be like celebrity Wife Swap or celebrity Apprentice and let’s face it everyone would probably watch it because who doesn’t like watching celebrities try to find love lol

  15. dman6015 says:

    It would be beneath her. Besides, if she’s half as raunchy in her personal life as she is in her stage persona, then ABC would have to provide antibiotics to the “lucky” guys.

  16. Tee says:

    Why don’t they just get a sassy bachelorette? It seem from commercials and articles here that all the bachelors and bachelorettes come from previous seasons. Are they only selected because they have signed contracts allowing the show to own them, so producers might as well use them? I’ve never really watched a whole season, only when my brother’s friend was a gal on the season with the Navy guy who went on to date Bo Derek or whatever. Once she was gone, all of us stopped watching.