The Future of ‘Bachelor in Paradise’ Season 7 Is Uncertain

by Jeremy Spirogis
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The summer time of 2020 is approaching and Bachelor Nation followers are questioning when Bachelor in Paradise Season 7 will begin. With the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the way forward for the summer time spinoff continues to be up within the air. Now ABC govt Rob Mills and host Chris Harrison have an replace on the scenario. And in the intervening time, it appears Bachelor in Paradise could also be placed on the backburner for The Bachelorette and The Bachelor.

Rob Mills says ‘Bachelor in Paradise’ will solely occur in 2020 if there’s time

The 'Bachelor in Paradise' Season 6 cast
The ‘Bachelor in Paradise’ Season 6 forged | John Fleenor/ABC through Getty Images

Bachelor in Paradise usually begins filming in the summertime and begins airing in early August. However, The Bachelor franchise should shift its priorities because the coronavirus pandemic continues. When talking with Variety on April 29, Mills opened up in regards to the subsequent step, noting the main target stays on The Bachelorette and The Bachelor. But if there’s time, they are going to do Bachelor in Paradise

“We’re certainly discussing it and how it could work and if it could work,” Mills mentioned. “But we wish to make positive that the subsequent season of The Bachelor stays on monitor as a result of that’s one thing that everyone seems ahead to at the start of the 12 months.”

He continued: “The aim is to make positive we completely have Bachelorette and Bachelor, after which if there’s a method to do Bachelor in Paradise, we might like to do it.”

Meanwhile, Harrison hinted there is also a location change if the forged and crew are in a position to do Bachelor in Paradise this 12 months. “It does seem extremely unlikely, as far as going to Mexico,” Harrison mentioned.

When will ‘The Bachelor’ crew resume manufacturing?

Now, this may occasionally not come as a lot of a shock. On April 9, Harrison opened up in regards to the actuality of the scenario in an interview with Glamour. He said the crew is continually discussing methods to maintain the summer time spinoffs — The Bachelorette and Bachelor in Paradise — alive. But because the coronavirus pandemic continues, it turns into more and more tough to suit every little thing of their schedule.

“Obviously the longer this goes, the tougher it’s going to be, logistics-wise and calendar and all that,” Harrison mentioned. “First and foremost, once we get again, we have now to securely work out how can we produce The Bachelorette.”

He continued: “When can we start shooting? It’s not like there’s going to be a day, say May 1, if the governor and president decide that we can all [resume work], and then boom, we have a television show. That’s not how it works. That just means we can go to work and start producing a television show.”

Harrison additionally added “months” will go by earlier than The Bachelor franchise airs new content material. But in the end, nothing will occur till it’s protected sufficient to take action. “Unless it’s safe and unless we can do it right, there’s no chance we’re doing it at all,” Harrison mentioned. 

‘The Bachelor: The Most Unforgettable—Ever!’ will begin this summer time

We could not get The Bachelorette and Bachelor in Paradise this summer time. But ABC has one thing else deliberate to fill the void. On June 8, the community will debut The Bachelor: The Most Unforgettable—Ever! The new present can be a 10-episode occasion to discover the “best of” moments inside the franchise, together with Juan Pablo Galavis’ season of The Bachelor that includes the subsequent bachelorette Clare Crawley. Each episode may also be 3-hours lengthy. 

According to Variety, ABC Entertainment president Karey Burke mentioned in a press release:

The Bachelor: The Most Unforgettable – Ever! is a love letter to our followers who’ve been with us by way of a number of the most heartwarming, heartbreaking and sudden moments all through Bachelor historical past. We can’t anticipate Bachelor Nation to fall in love another time as we take this wild journey down reminiscence lane.

Read extra: Will the ‘Listen to Your Heart’ Cast Be on ‘Bachelor in Paradise,’ ‘The Bachelorette,’ or ‘The Bachelor’?

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