"Insiders explain that the search for a permanent replacement host is not top of mind among ABC brass — at least for now," reports Variety's Elizabeth Wagmeister. "While the position is a major slot to fill, the network has the luxury of time and isn’t in a major rush, since, according to two well-placed sources, it’s likely a permanent host won’t be named until the upcoming season of The Bachelor, which goes into production this fall and doesn’t premiere until January 2022. ABC and Warner Bros. declined to comment on their process for replacing Harrison. Once news of Harrison’s departure broke, the team behind the franchise has been inundated with calls from talent agents pitching their clients, who all are interested in the prime part." Wagmeister adds that there are no frontrunners, though former Bachelorette Rachel Lindsay and Bachelor: After the Final Rose fill-in host Emmanuel Acho are possibilities.