If The Bachelor in Quarantine was an actual show–would you watch it, Bachelor Nation?
The Bachelor franchise is in a weird place right now with the production of shows currently halted. We are lucky enough to get The Bachelor: Listen to Your Heart but after this, there is going to be a bit of a hiatus, folks. And when it will end is all contingent on when things can get back to normal.
Which is why I was very interested in hearing what ABC executive, Rob Mills, had to say about the network and specifically, the franchise. While speaking on Variety’s podcast, “Strictly Business”, Mills touched a bit on The Bachelor’s future.
Given that we have no idea when social distancing guidelines will loosen up, I was very intrigued about something Mills said. What does the future of the network look like given our current reality? Well, according to Mills, there is an alternative idea that they could be throwing around.
What alternate idea, you ask? Um, what do you all think of something along the lines of The Bachelor in Quarantine? Apparently, this is amongst the ideas Mills and the network has discussed or mulled over, at least.
Can you imagine what that would look like? When I think about it, I feel like it’d be a mish-mosh of Netflix’s Love Is Blind with a sprinkle of Bachelor Nation show magic. Instead of pods, it’d be Zoom conferences, Netflix Parties, and virtual dinner dates. Can you imagine?
And I can only begin to imagine what rose ceremonies would look like. Perhaps you send a rose emoji to the contestant? Honestly, I feel like we really have something here. If they need ideas, I think myself along with Bachelor Nation would be more than happy to brainstorm.
This new and strange reality we’re currently living in is definitely going to change the game when production inevitably resumes. Mills commented that something positive to come out of all of this is are the new and original ideas. It requires some creativity, and I think it’s safe to say a quarantine edition of Bachelor Nation shows would be something we’re all here for.
"It’s led to some really interesting and creative things that wouldn’t have happened before. When this [quarantine] is all over we have to be vigilant about [evaluating] what did we learn and how can we use this in our everyday production once we get back to full speed."
While this is certainly not an official thing, I think what we can expect is for ABC, along with other networks, to come up with some new and funky ways to get us the shows we all love and adore.
Raise your hands up high (and comment below) if you’d watch The Bachelor in Quarantine.