TVLine has learned exclusively that Lifetime commissioned just eight episodes for Season 4, down from the 10 eps the cabler ordered for each of the series’ first three seasons. A network rep declined to comment.
In an unusual — although far from unprecedented — move, Lifetime last month renewed the Bachelor takedown for a fourth season months before Season 3’s delayed 2018 bow. As previously reported, Season 3 will introduce Everlasting‘s first “suitress” — aka female suitor — Selena, played by Master of Sex alum Caitlin FitzGerald.
Executive producer Stacy Rukeyser — who succeeded Carol Barbee as showrunner in Season 3 in the wake of a sophomore slump that resulted in one of the Best Shows of 2015 becoming one of the Worst Shows of 2016 — will remain in charge in Season 4.