While The Bachelorette and The Bachelor were able to be filmed amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Bachelor Nation missed out on a new season of Bachelor in Paradise. Chris Harrison, host of all three reality dating shows, revealed when viewers can expect to see Bachelor in Paradise on their televisions again.
“Obviously, we didn’t shoot last summer, so now we are going to have multiple seasons, it’s going to be a murderers’ row of choices of people,” Chris Harrison told Us Weekly. “And I mean, I hate to say this, but there’s going to be people left on the bench that we love just because you can only have so many people on that beach."
While they won't be operating with the same number of participants, Harrison said that "right now, the plan is we’re moving forward. Clearly, we are like the rest of the world. This vaccine is on the horizon, there is hope on the horizon and where there’s hope, there’s roses and there’s The Bachelor. We’re always right there.”
The Bachelorette is currently airing, while The Bachelor is set to premiere in early January. “In all seriousness, our dream scenario is Bachelorette is next. That’s our normal schedule," Harrison continued. "You know, we shot The Bachelor in the normal timef rame, we’re going to shoot Bachelorette in the normal timeframe — this winter/spring — and then that’ll lead us into hopefully the Bachelor in Paradise that we normally have in June."
"I’m not Anthony Fauci here, but my dream is that the vaccine is working by then and we’re right back to normal," the longtime Bachelor Nation host added.