Clare Crawley‘s season of The Bachelorette was postponed because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Instead of airing in May 2020, the present was pushed again months. Now, it lastly has a premiere date, and followers are anxiously ready to see the love story of Crawley and Tayshia Adams.
Why are there two leads for ‘The Bachelorette’ Season 16?
Although ABC has not formally introduced the change, varied information retailers have reported that each Clare Crawley and Tayshia Adams shall be starring in The Bachelorette Season 16. The rumors started on July 30, 2020, stating that Crawley fell in love after 12 days of filming and refused to proceed the season, in keeping with Life & Style.
A number of days later, on Aug. 3, 2020, E! News reported that Adams is taking the hairstylists place to complete out the season.
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“The producers have told her that the season will still lead with Clare and her short-lived journey, and will show Clare falling in love with one of her suitors,” an unnamed supply instructed E! News. “Clare will then conclude her journey and announce that Tayshia is the lead.”
This state of affairs has by no means occurred earlier than within the franchise’s historical past, so it ought to make for a novel season. ABC has not commented on the lead swap, and plenty of followers speculate they need viewers to observe how the change occurs on their TV screens this fall.
When will ‘The Bachelorette’ Season 16 air on ABC in 2020?
Typically, The Bachelorette premieres in mid-May; nonetheless, filming for Crawley’s season didn’t get underway till mid-July 2020. The fall programming for ABC on Monday nights usually options Dancing with the Stars within the eight p.m. slot, so the community needed to rearrange.
This fall, The Bachelorette will air on Tuesdays as an alternative of the standard Bachelor Mondays.
Along with a number of new teasers for the season, ABC introduced the premiere date as Oct. 13, 2020.
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“The wait is over,” the promotion reads on Instagram.
However, disgruntled followers are upset they nonetheless have six weeks till the premiere of the present.
There’s controversy over the most recent promo
Crawley is the oldest lead on the present — at 39 years outdated (38 when she was chosen). ABC’s newest promo reveals the star posed with a leg coming throughout the poster — just like the 1967 movie, The Graduate. The film, starring Dustin Hoffman, is the story of a 21-year-old man who’s seduced by an older girl.
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“It’s so cheap that Bach went with the ‘cougar’ theme,” one fan wrote within the teaser’s feedback. “I wonder if that’ll be a season-long thing.”
Fans don’t like what the promo is implying. They are appalled by the way in which the franchise is mocking Crawley’s age. Then different followers have by no means even seen the film to have the ability to perceive the poster in any respect.