The Bachelorette Season 16 will air on Tuesday nights this fall!
The Bachelorette Season 16 hasn’t begun filming just yet, but it hasn’t stopped ABC from releasing their fall (tentative) schedule. We’re used to the Bachelor franchise airing its shows on Monday which infamously brought on the name “Bachelor Mondays”.
Well, this fall things are going to be a bit different as The Bachelorette Season 16 will move from Monday nights to Tuesday nights. Under normal circumstances it would have been airing already, but the series was delayed to the fall given the coronavirus pandemic. These changes are certainly a bit weird for us, but the fans won’t complain as long as we get a new season of anything related to the franchise!
But don’t worry, Bachelor Nation. By the time Matt James’ season of The Bachelor comes around, the regularly scheduled Bachelor Mondays will return. The fall schedule change is due to football and thus just temporary.
It’s tough to say when production will begin (tentatively July), but it seems like shows are trying to figure out a way to get back in the safest and most effective way possible. Given the nature of these shows, I’m not sure how The Bachelorette Season 16 will be able to practice social distancing and follow safety measures. I mean, what about Fantasy Suites or all the steamy makeouts?
I guess we’ll have to see how the network decides to go about doing this. Maybe they’ll follow in CBS’ footsteps with how they’ve handled The Bold and the Beautiful. They’re using blow-up dolls and even allowing the spouses of cast members to step in for love scenes, so as long as they test negative for the coronavirus before coming into the studio. It’s unlikely The Bachelorette Season 16 will be able to use blowup dolls and the like, but hey, you never know.
On Monday night’s episode of The Bachelor: Greatest Seasons Ever our next Bachelorette, Clare Crawley, stopped by to talk to Chris Harrison, and it’s obvious she’s ready to get her journey started, safely, of course. I know I’m super excited to see her as our next leading lady, and hopefully, sooner rather than later under safe conditions, Clare can begin her journey to finding love.
According to ABC Entertainment President Karey Burke, they plan to begin production in July, with extra measures set in place. The cast and crew will have to stay in place and no one will be allowed to come and go while filming is taking place. Hmm, I’m not sure how this will work, folks.
"There is a production plan that is coming together. I have seen the plan, it is very thoughtful and is being vetted now at the studio level and guilds. I do believe that the show will be able to come together and go into production in July."
As I said above, I’m not sure how they will manage to pull a show like this off. Will they have to go on dates six feet apart in the mansion with absolutely no handholding or kissing? Or will they talk to each other via Zoom video calls? I know it all sounds silly, but I’m honestly quite curious about how production will take place.
I guess we’ll know soon enough!
Bachelor Mondays will now be Bachelor Tuesdays this fall!
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