‘Bachelor in Paradise’: Chris Harrison Has Plans To Make Sure the Show Happens

by Jeremy Spirogis
Chris Harrison

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Bachelor in Paradise didn’t movie in 2020. This leaves Bachelor Nation with many questions on the way forward for the present. However, Chris Harrison hopes Bachelor in Paradise will be capable of resume as regular in 2021.

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Chris Harrison hopes ‘Bachelor in Paradise’ will proceed

In an interview with Us Weekly, Harrison revealed his hopes for The Bachelor franchise. The TV host and producer acknowledged that as a result of Bachelor in Paradise didn’t movie in 2020, there might be extra contestants to select from in 2021.

“Obviously, we didn’t shoot last summer, so now we are going to have multiple seasons, it’s going to be a murderers’ row of choices of people. And I mean, I hate to say this, but there’s going to be people left on the bench that we love just because you can only have so many people on that beach,” he mentioned.

Harrison is optimistic that with a vaccine within the works, exhibits within the franchise will be capable of proceed as they did pre-pandemic. Because of this hope, he’s considering that Bachelor in Paradise might be doable in 2021.

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“And right now, the plan is we’re moving forward. Clearly, we are like the rest of the world,” mentioned Harrison. “This vaccine is on the horizon, there’s hope on the horizon and the place there’s hope, there’s roses and there’s The Bachelor. We’re at all times proper there.”

Chris Harrison on what to anticipate subsequent

While Harrison is hopeful Bachelor in Paradise will return, he doesn’t suppose it is going to be the subsequent present followers see. After Matt James’ season of The Bachelor airs, Harrison hopes one other season of The Bachelorette will movie.

“In all seriousness, our dream state of affairs is Bachelorette is subsequent. That’s our regular schedule. You know, we shot The Bachelor within the regular timeframe, we’re going to shoot Bachelorette within the regular timeframe — this winter/spring — after which that’ll lead us into hopefully the Bachelor in Paradise that we usually have in June,” Harrison informed Us Weekly.

Harrison did admit that a whole lot of these plans are pinned on the hope {that a} future vaccine is efficient sufficient to movie The Bachelorette and a brand new season of Bachelor in Paradise.

“I’m not Anthony Fauci here, but my dream is that the vaccine is working by then and we’re right back to normal,” he mentioned.

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What filming has been like for the TV host

Because of the coronavirus, filming of The Bachelorette and The Bachelor befell at a resort all the time. Season 16 of The Bachelorette filmed at La Quinta Resort in Palm Springs and James’ season of The Bachelor filmed at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort in Pennsylvania.

While Bachelor in Paradise usually movies in a single sole location, Harrison discovered it troublesome to movie The Bachelor and The Bachelorette this manner.

“We’re gonna have to really medicate our producers who come up with these dates because they are at their wit’s end,” he informed Us Weekly. “There is only so much you can do in a half-mile by half-mile block of the hotel. They really did an unbelievable job of making it as creative as possible.”

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