Clare Crawley’s season of The Bachelorette is officially postponed until further notice, so it was only a matter of time before ABC took advantage of the situation. And yes, we’re referring to the network’s newest TV show spin-off: Bachelor in Quarantine.
We know, it sounds totally ridiculous. But the idea originated after ABC exec Rob Mills realized that gathering 30-plus contestants (who will all be kissing the same person, we might add) probably won’t happen for quite some time due to the coronavirus pandemic.
In a recent interview with Deadline, he confirmed that they’ve been discussing the possibility of developing Bachelor in Quarantine. “The best thing about The Bachelor is its willingness to evolve as a format,” Mills said. “So, if we need to shoot a cycle that reflects these times, that’s what we’re going to look at doing.”
We know what you’re thinking, and no, it’s not a rip-off of Netflix’s Love Is Blind. Instead, Bachelor in Quarantine would be more like an at-home version of Bachelor in Paradise.