The Bachelorette, Coachella, films, and other television shows are on hold due to the coronavirus. It’s also known as COVID-19. The world is at a standstill right now. The coronavirus has been declared a global pandemic. It has impacted the health and well-being on individuals around the world.
Both the U.S. and other countries have advised people to self-quarantine. In addition, travel bans have been instituted. This is making an impact on Hollywood. That means all of your favorite shows and events could be impacted. The Business Insider reported on the effects. They said that the coronavirus outbreak could cause more than $1 billion of loss in revenue for the film industry alone.
ABC postpones production on The Bachelorette 2020
TV Shows Ace reported that filming of Clare Crawley’s upcoming season of The Bachelorette has been halted. This could spell trouble for new and returning shows. This includes show both inside and outside The Bachelor franchise. Season 16 of The Bachelorette changed its usual format of trips. They’re choosing international trips to stateside trips to keep its contestants and staff safe.
Chris Harrison talked about this during an interview. He spoke with Entertainment Tonight’s Kevin Frazier and Lauren Zima. “We’re not going to be doing the elaborate all-around-the-world tour, because you just can’t right now. So we’re going to stay obviously around the United States, and closer to home when we go on set.”
As per Us Weekly, both reality shows and game shows will be impacted the most by the virus. Most have suspended filming altogether. Others have decided to film without a live audience. It’s unclear whether Bachelor Summer Games will be postponed or cancelled. Even Chris isn’t sure what’s going to happen. But it doesn’t look good.
“Nothing official has been announced. But, a key component of that is getting foreigners in our country,” Harrison 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. So, nothing official, but it’s probably highly unlikely at this point that we could pull this off.”
But that’s not all. Concerts and music festivals are also postponed. Coachella is one of those. Us Weekly reported that Coachella is now scheduled for mid-October. It was originally scheduled for mid-April. Stagecoach also takes place in Indio, California. Like Coachella, it will be held in the fall.
Clare Crawley breaks her silence on “most dramatic season ever”
The new season of The Bachelorette is already the most dramatic season yet. Fans are still recovering from Peter Weber’s Bachelor season. Bachelorette lead Clare Crawley broke her silence following the news that her season has been postponed due to the coronavirus concerns, as per Us Weekly.
“Talk about the most dramatic season ever!” Clare exclaimed in an Instagram post on Friday, March 13. “In all seriousness, everyone’s health is the most important priority at this time, and as I’m sure you’ve heard, we are pressing pause for now on filming The Bachelorette.”
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Well hello! Talk about most dramatic season ever! In all seriousness, Everyone’s health is the most important priority at this time, and as I’m sure you’ve heard, we are pressing pause for now on filming The Bachelorette. 🌹 We are taking it day by day and even hour by hour as this is so unpredictable. All I know for sure is that my heart is so full from all the love and support this far, and am still so excited for my journey to begin! I’ve waited 38 years for these moments, what’s a little bit longer, right! 😉❤️xoxo
Clare said that her heart is still “full” from the “love and support” she has received since being announced as the new Bachelorette. She’s looking forward to embarking on her journey when the coronavirus dies down. In her Instagram post, she joked that she’s waited “38 years” for this, so she can wait a little longer.
Learn about the new Bachelorette contestants
As per Good Morning America, ABC released the complete list of ages, names, and hometowns of the 32 contestants on the upcoming season. While Clare has made history as the oldest lead on in Bachelorette history at 38 years old, only eight of the contestants are 30 years or older. The youngest contestant is 23 years old.
It appears that ABC hasn’t upped the age requirements. This news comes after Bachelor Nation complained about the ages of the contestants during Pilot Pete’s Bachelor season. Most of the women were in their early 20s. It was obvious that were too immature for a serious relationship. It only led to a lot of unnecessary drama among the contestants.
What are your thoughts on Hollywood productions coming to an end due to the coronavirus? Sound off below in the comments section.
As of right now, The Bachelorette is scheduled to premiere on Monday, May 19 at 8:00 p.m. ET on ABC.
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