Bachelor in Paradise could be the latest reality television show to fall victim to the coronavirus pandemic sweeping the globe. BiP shouldn’t start filming until after The Bachelorette. But another show in the franchise is already facing cancellation. And CBS changed up The Amazing Race and Survivor due to COVID-19. Here’s the latest and how BiP might alter.
What We Know About Season 7 of BiP
ABC won’t start shooting BiP until Clare Crawley finishes her season of The Bachelorette. Although there are a few things we do know about Bachelor in Paradise‘s 7th season. For one, it shouldn’t start airing until sometime in August 2020. Last year BiP premiered on August 10 and the finale aired on September 17.
Also, there are plenty of Bachelor Nation alums to choose from. Especially from Peter Weber’s season of The Bachelor. Kelsey Weier, Victoria Fuller, Victoria Paul, Kelley Flanagan, Tammy Ly, Alayah Benavidez, and Mykenna Dorn are likely to return. We could also see some Bachelor in Paradise returnees like John Paul Jones and Mike Johnson. Plus, we should see plenty of Clare’s eliminated guys making the jump.
ABC Cancels Bachelor Summer Games – What’s Fate of Bachelor in Paradise?
ABC launches Bachelor spinoffs all the time. But the latest may be done before it starts. Listen to Your Heart premieres April 17. It’s a spinoff where eligible singles find love through music. But fans were more excited to hear about The Bachelor Summer Games, which would bring together cast members from all the global versions of the show.
The series was set to air during the 2020 Summer Olympics. Then, Chris Harrison said ABC called it off because of COVID-19. Bachelor in Paradise could be hit too. They’ve already called off any out-of-US travel for Clare Crawley and her men on The Bachelorette. And ABC isn’t the only network changing things do to the virus.
ET has obtained a letter from Executive Producer/Host Jeff Probst that was sent to the "Survivor" crew earlier today: pic.twitter.com/KuermcCo8M
— Brendon Geoffrion (@tv_brendon) March 11, 2020
‘Survivor’ and ‘Amazing Race’ Postponed by CBS – ‘Bachelor in Paradise’ May Be Next
Not only has Bachelor Nation been affected by COVID-19, but so have other TV shows. CBS postponed shooting The Amazing Race and also Survivor. Both were already underway. But, they called them off in the middle of filming and brought the cast back home to the US.
Plus, nations all over the world are calling off events over COVID concerns. Networks and venues canceled or delayed movie premieres, sporting events, and music fests among others. Will BiP be next?
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