The Bachelorette delayed tonight, ABC airs Trump Singapore summit updates

Photo Credit: The Bachelorette/ABC, Paul Hebert
Photo Credit: The Bachelorette/ABC, Paul Hebert /

If you’re tuning in to watch The Bachelorette tonight, expect a delay and interruptions due to ABC’s coverage of the Trump – Kim Jong-un Singapore summit.

If you turn on The Bachelorette at 8 p.m. ET tonight, you may see coverage of the Singapore summit instead.  Don’t freak out, everything will be okay.

The Bachelorette episode 3 will air on Monday, June 11, but prepare yourself for both a start-time delay and possible interruptions when ABC News cuts in for updates about President Trump’s meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. Here’s what you need to know about tonight’s programming.

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If you live on the East Coast, make sure you have plenty of snacks and an extra bottle of wine so you can stay occupied when ABC News interrupts The Bachelorette tonight.

Singapore is 12 hours ahead of viewers on the East Coast, so most major news networks will be interrupting scheduled broadcasts when the summit starts around 9 p.m. ET ( 9 a.m. in Singapore).

The normal start time for The Bachelorette is 8 p.m. ET, but host Chris Harrison reports there will be breaks in the show when Singapore Summit coverage throughout the show.

There is some good news!

Tonight’s episode of The Bachelorette will air in its entirety.

So, even if there are interruptions during the show, ABC will air the entire episode on Monday night. Hopefully the start time won’t be delayed too much and there isn’t an update every 10 minutes.

“Bachelor Nation please be patient tonight,” Chris Harrison tweeted on Monday afternoon. “ABC News will be giving updates on the N Korea summit but you won’t miss any drama. The Bachelorette will be seen in its entirety.”

What about West Coast viewers?

If you watch The Bachelorette on the West Coast, you won’t have to deal with ABC News interrupting the show tonight. Episode 3 will start at the usual time and there shouldn’t be any breaks in coverage.

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If you miss tonight’s episode of The Bachelorette, ABC will add the episode to their online lineup about 24-hours after it airs.