Mediaweek TV: ‘Bachelor’ Producer Mike Fleiss Talks Reality

As ABC’s The Bachelor enjoys a ratings resurgence this season, creator and executive producer Mike Fleiss, is about to embark on his latest dating show twist with TV Land’s The Cougar. Set for an April launch, the romance series zeroes in on a 40-year-old woman looking for love among a group of younger men.

Meanwhile, the cable net premieres its second season of Fleiss’ High School Reunion February 18.

In an exclusive video interview, Fleiss spoke to Mediaweek correspondent Alan Frutkin about his reality career, and the future of the genre.