Will ‘The Bachelor Summer Games’ Be Pushed to 2021 After the Cancellation in 2020?

by Jeremy Spirogis
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For the previous few months, buzz surrounding the brand new Bachelor Nation spinoff, The Bachelor Summer Games, erupted all through the group. The unofficial ABC actuality sequence was anticipated air alongside the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, equally to how The Bachelor Winter Games in 2018 performed in the course of the PyeongChang Winter Olympics. However, with Clare Crawley’s season of The Bachelorette postponed in mid-March, followers puzzled how the franchise would pull off one other spinoff. Now ABC has canceled The Bachelor Summer Games in 2020 as a result of coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. But may the sequence be pushed again to 2021? Here’s what we all know up to now.

ABC cancels ‘The Bachelor Summer Games’ amid the coronavirus pandemic

Chris Harrison on 'The Bachelor Winter Games'
Chris Harrison on ‘The Bachelor Winter Games’ | Lorenzo Bevilaqua/Walt Disney Television through Getty Images

On March 30, The Hollywood Reporter confirmed The Bachelor Summer Games in 2020 — which was by no means formally introduced — is not going to be transferring ahead on ABC amid the coronavirus outbreak. The information doesn’t come as a lot of a shock because the Tokyo Olympics have been postponed till July 2021. That mentioned, the publication famous it’s unclear whether or not The Bachelor Summer Games may even transfer to the brand new yr.

Meanwhile, creator Mike Fleiss teased the potential of the 2021 Bachelor Summer Games. Following discover on March 30, Fleiss tweeted, “The Games will return in 2021!!!”

Chris Harrison and Rob Mills on ‘The Bachelor Summer Games’

Regardless of what occurs to the summer time spinoff sequence transferring ahead, many followers already anticipated the 2020 Bachelor Summer Games to be canceled. In early March, host Chris Harrison famous how tough it will be to sort out the brand new present, because it was meant to function a world solid. 

“As far as Summer Games go, sure, that was on the docket. It was going to be counterprogramming to the precise Olympics,” Harrison advised Entertainment Tonight on the time. “But to begin with, I don’t even know if the Olympics are going to occur this summer time, a lot much less our model of the Summer Games. Nothing official has been introduced. But, a key part of that’s getting foreigners in our nation.”

He continued: “All these people coming in, that’s going to be much harder, and I’m not sure we’re going to be able to do it … But it’s probably highly unlikely at this point that we could pull this off.”

Then when talking with The Ringer’s Bachelor Party podcast, ABC govt Rob Mills additionally hinted The Bachelor Summer Games might not occur in 2020. Like Harrison, Mills touched on the issue of flying within the worldwide contestants. He additionally revealed the staff considered doing Summer Games with an all-American solid. 

But in the long run, the present was turning into extra hassle than it was price. Mills mentioned:

Doing that and devoting all that work to what’s principally a two week occasion after we’re additionally attempting to complete up Listen to Your Heart post-production and get began on Bachelorette … and likewise doubtlessly doing a senior Bachelor model for fall. So you type of need to make your selections. [Summer Games] was the straightforward one to chop the bait on.

He later added, “[Summer Games] was completely going to occur if the world was in fine condition. But sadly, the world had different plans.”

For now, ABC has shelved The Bachelor Summer Games. And though the destiny of the truth sequence stays unconfirmed by the community for 2021, who is aware of what may occur down the road. So keep tuned.

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