Unfortunately, the season has been postponed due to to the coronavirus pandemic. The quarantine and “stay at home” orders are preventing shows from filming, but all hope isn’t lost.
When things finally go back to normal and it is safe to leave the comfort of our home, the franchise plans to move forward with Crawley’s highly-anticipated season.
“Until we can do this show and do it safely, we won’t do it,” longtime host Chris Harrison told People. “Right now, we are just on hold and it’s being postponed. But we’re all chomping at the bit to get back to it and to have Clare be our Bachelorette.”
“If you use your common sense, you have to think, ‘Okay, out of all these people, are they all going to be healthy?’ You pray to God that they all are, but what happens if some of these people are infected? What happens if some of them get severely sick? I mean, Colton [Underwood] went down, so once the smoke clears and this virus subsides and we think, ‘Okay, let’s get back to work.’ It’s going to be a brave new world and we’re all going to have to reassess everything,” he said.
And, that means, the casting for the season can look and feel different.
Of course, we’ve all been changed by what has been happening around the world with the novel virus.
The virus has affected all of us either directly or indirectly. People have gotten sick, lost loved ones, and lost jobs as small businesses and big corporations have all struggled to stay afloat.
It’s impossible to ignore those effects on our society and economy, and The Bachelor, which is often considered escapist reality television, doesn’t plan on shying away from it.
“When we shoot Clare’s season, it’s going to be indicative of what’s happening in the world,” Chris explained. “Obviously, there will be talks of the pandemic and, ‘What were you doing quarantining and who were you with?’ Those are going to be the conversations that we’re going to embrace. And then when you watch Clare’s season, 20 years from now, you’re going to think, ‘What? What were these people doing? Why did they not hug? Why were they scared to embrace?’ And that’s kind of the beauty of this show is it always embraces what’s happening in the real world.”
Coronavirus is definitely a sign of our times. It’s unclear if the show will really bounce back and force contestants to practice social distancing, but it wouldn’t be the craziest thing to happen this year.
With airlines crumbling and the travel industry halted, it may also effect all the trips the contestants take on their journey to love.
We’ll have to wait and see how this all pans out, and while we do, we’re hoping everyone stays safe and healthy!
This MTV Board Game Is Here to Test Your Musical Knowledge
If you’re patiently waiting for the MTV VMAs to air on August 30, we have something that might make the time pass faster and give you something to do with friends and family during quarantine.
Big Potato’s brand-new game for music lovers called “MTV, The Throwback Music Party Game” is here to test your musical knowledge.
“Switch over to a music party game for adults and teens that’s filled with all the biggest hits from the ’80s, ’90s and ’00s. It’s time for a blast from the past, specially made for the MTV generation,” the game description reads.
In order to play, you must break up into to separate teams and get ready to go through your whole musical catalog!
To win the game, you have to be the first team to collect all the awards from the eight categories: The Brits, Award-Winning Videos, Best of Unplugged, Pop Anthems, Hip Hop Hits, Headbangers, Teenage Angst, and Queens of MTV.
There are a few rounds including the “quick-fire buzzer round,” which requires one member from each team to face off head-to-head as they try to think of a song that fits the description of their specific category in 15-seconds.
The first person to run out of time loses this round, giving the winning team an advantage into the Artist Round.
There’s also an “artist round,” that requires your team to guess three songs in 30 seconds. You can give clues using one word, speaking the lyrics, or belting out the song at full volume.
The game is suitable for all ages, but I think those who grew up watching MTV, Total Request Live, and all the award shows will strike gold!
If you want your MTV, the game retails for $20 at Target, but you have to wait a bit because it’s currently “sold out.”
You’re Going to Want These Festive ‘Elf’ Coffee Creamers When the Holidays Roll Around
If you think it’s too soon to talk about Christmas in July, you’re right. But how am I not supposed to talk about Christmas when International Delight just announced that’s its preparing to unleash the best new item for the holiday season: Elf-inspired coffee creamer!
The Instagram account @candyhunting gave followers a sneak peak at the new creamer.
The Elf packaging envelops three different flavors.
The yellowish bottle will feature the new flavor, caramel waffle cookie.
Seasonal favorite peppermint mocha will be available in the red bottle.
And lastly, frosted sugar cookie will be at your disposable in the green bottle.
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International Delight is bringing Elf to the refrigerated shelf! New Caramel Waffle Cookie (think stroopwafel) creamer is joining returning Peppermint Mocha and Frosted Sugar Cookie with new Elf designs! These are already starting to hit shelves, so be on the lookout. Huge thanks to International Delight's PR group for sending the creamers!
“These are already starting to hit shelves, so be on the lookout,” Candy Hunting wrote in the caption of the post: “Huge thanks to International Delight’s PR group for sending the creamers!”
You know it’s serious when we haven’t even passed Halloween and yet people are scavenging for holiday coffee creamers to add to their iced coffee.
You would think that since the flavors are inspired by the 2003 hit film, the flavors would be a bit more on-par with Buddy’s taste buds.
One comment even pointed out the huge oversight on the company’s part writing: “What an opportunity for maple syrup and they didn’t take it!”
While it makes sense, I doubt the flavor would go over too well with the general public. Though, no judgement if you’re into that sorta thing.
Another user referenced a classic line in the film with the comment: “I wonder if these make the world’s best cup of coffee.”
Which one do you want to try eventually when the holiday season rolls around?
And…. is it too early to curl up on the couch and watch Elf? Asking for a friend, obviously.
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