Finding Prince Charming News: New Logo Show Beats 'The Bachelor,' Officially Introduces Gay Suitor & Contestants [VIDEO]

There's been criticism for years over The Bachelor's reluctance to cast minorities as either the Bachelor or Bachelorette, and now, the series has been beaten when it comes to finally casting a gay suitor and contestants by Logo, which will premiere Finding Prince Charming this fall.

According to reports, the new show will star an openly Gay suitor and 13 contestants, and will follow a similar format to The Bachelor when it comes to how the final winner will be chosen.

According to Us Weekly, the series, which will be hosted by Lance Bass, will focus on the competition as the suitor eliminates his contestants one by one, before deciding which one he will pursue an exclusive relationship with.

"Logo has a long history of showcasing LGBTQ-focused stories with memorable characters that transcend pop culture," Logo exec Pamela Post said in a statement. "Finding Prince Charming will take viewers on a whirlwind journey through modern love and relationships in a way that only Logo can do."

Logo hasn't confirmed the identity of their bachelor, but TMZ has reported that it is Atlanta-based Interior Designer Robert Sepulveda, who has Puerto Rican roots and almost 60,000 Instagram followers.  

No information has been leaked on who the men competing for Sepulveda's affections will be.

The show will mark the first time that such a series focuses on a minority group, something that The Bachelor, which has aired 20 seasons of the first show, and is currently airing its 12th season of The Bachelorette.

That series has also become a point of ridicule for the lack of success at building long-term relationships among contestants. Of the 20 seasons of The Bachelor, only Season 17 Bachelor Sean Lowe is still with the woman he chose at the end, Catherine Giudici. The couple recently welcomed their first child together. Season 20 Bachelor Ben Higgins is also still with his fiancee, Lauren Bushnell, but the pair have not set a wedding date. Season 13 Bachelor Jason Mesnick married his runner-up, Molly Melaney and they too have a child.

From The Bachelorette, Season 1's Trista Rhen and Ryan Sutter are still married, as are Season 7's Ashley Hebert and J.P. Rosenbaum and Season 9's Desiree Hartstock and Chris Siegfried. Season 11's Kaitlyn bristowe is also still with her fiance, Shawn Booth, though the two have yet to set a date.

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