There are a lot of TV shows unable to film right now. Bravo’s Real Housewives of Atlanta understandably questioned the possibility of the Season 12 reunion still happening. There’s some great news, because the episode will film.
According to Yahoo, the episode will film remotely. The women will film from their own homes and everything will happen through video feeds.
Production Delayed Due to Shutdowns
Back in March, multiple TV show productions had to shut down around the world. CBS’s The Amazing Race was one of the first to hold off filming as the coronavirus pandemic started. With contestants traveling around the world, the network decided it wasn’t safe for the competitors and the crew. Other reality TV shows and scripted shows followed suit. The original plan was to film the Real Housewives of Atlanta Season 12’s reunion special in person in March, but shutdowns put everything on hold.
Instead of completely skipping the episode, Bravo suggested filming remotely. Each of the housewives will film from their own homes, using video feeds to connect with everyone. Andy Cohen, who tested positive for COVID-19 but is on the other side of that fight, used his own SiriusXM show, Andy Cohen Live to share the update about filming.
One for the Real Housewives of Atlanta History Books
This is a one-off option for the current situation, but it is certainly one for the history books. Usually, the Real Housewives reunion specials happen in the studio. Cohen says that the Atlanta special is the Real Housewives equivalent of the Super Bowl, and it is necessary to move onto Season 13 filming—whenever that can take place.
The reunion either happens remotely or can’t film at all. Everyone is happy to film remotely to make sure it happens.
Reunions are important for the women to reset everything. They air their problems with each other and discuss what they can do differently in the next season. It’s a necessary step and filming would happen eventually. By delaying the reunion everything is put on hold. It delays Real Housewives of Atlanta Season 13. While nobody knows how long the coronavirus pandemic will continue, Bravo wants to prevent too much delay when filming can happen again.
When will the Real Housewives of Atlanta Season 12 reunion air? That is unknown right now. Usually, the reunion follows on from the finale of the season. With filming delayed, Bravo may delay the air date. Bravo may also cut the reunion from the usual three episodes to just one.
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Real Housewives of Atlanta Season 12 finale airs on Apr. 19 on Bravo.