Newswire: Freeform gets a Bachelor spinoff, too bad Married was already taken

There’s a reason ABC calls its postseason Bachelor special After The Final Rose: Everyone wants to know how full of crap the people on the show really were. Were the contestants just pretending to be nice? Were they all merely blindsided and emotionally tricked by the exhausting process of having cameras on them nonstop for so long? Do the Bachelor and his chosen fiancée secretly hate each other? (Honestly, you’ve got about 50-50 odds on that last one, if history is any indication.) So when the long-running series finds a match that seems to stick, they milk the hell out of it. Which is what’s happening this year: Deadline reports sister network Freeform has greenlit the spinoff series Ben And Lauren: Happily Ever After, starring the couple who found televised love on the previous season. It’s been six whole months, after all, which is roughly “ever …

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