Tonight was supposed to be the big start of The Bachelorette 2020 with Clare Crawley. She would have been filming, but instead, they are postponing production on this season. EW shared the details about what is going on now.
The Bachelorette is postponed
A spokesperson for Warner Bros. Television group spoke out about the fact that the show will not start filming tonight as planned. Here is what they had to say.
“With the rapidly changing events related to COVID-19, and out of an abundance of caution, Warner Bros. Television Group is halting production on some of our 70+ series and pilots currently filming or about to begin. There have been no confirmed cases of COVID-19 on any of our productions, but the health and safety of our employees, casts and crews remains our top priority. During this time, we will continue to follow the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control as well as local officials and public health professionals in each city where our productions are based.”
Reality Steve predicted news
Reality Steve actually predicted this news earlier today. He was pretty sure that they would end up having to postpone filming this season.
The "Bachelorette" is set to begin filming tonight. As some1 who covers the show & whose income basically rests on this show being on air, w/ the current state we're in as a country and as much as it would affect my business, I don't see how this show can start filming tonight.
— RealitySteve (@RealitySteve) March 13, 2020
It turns out that he was right and this season of the show is being postponed for now. Hopefully, Clare Crawley doesn’t go on with her life and end up finding love without the show. Due to COVID-19, several shows have been canceled and events canceled. Everyone is taking extra precautions right now.
The new season is supposed to start airing in May. It hasn’t been shared yet if they will change this start date. It will probably be based on how long they have to keep the show on hold.
Hopefully, the news will come out soon that ABC has started filming Clare Crawley’s season of The Bachelorette. For now, fans are just going to have to wait. The last season of The Bachelor just finished airing and it turns out that Peter Weber has already split from Madison Prewett. That one didn’t last long so hopefully, Clare has better luck on her season when it starts filming.