No one who tested positive is a contestant on the current season.”. Due to Election Day on Tuesday, Nov. 3, this week's episode will air on Thursday, Nov. 5. While viewers got a two-for-one special this season with The Bachelorette, they're in for a historic season of The Bachelor when it comes back early next year. Harrison told Entertainment Tonight last week that filming, which began in September, has followed the "blueprint and the formula we used to shoot Clare's season" — and it's working out well. He said it made more sense since Chris Harrison and production crew were already there on set. 'The Bachelor' Matt James Spoilers - What Reality Steve Knows ABC Entertainment's Rob Mills echoed the same sentiments in a separate interview. ABC announced today that Season 25 of the reality dating show will premiere Monday, Jan. 4. While Clare's connection to Dale and upcoming Bachelorette departure has provided for plenty of drama onscreen, there's also a bit of it offscreen. Crawley’s season was filmed at La Quinta Resort & Club, near Palm Springs, Calif., sequestering the entire cast and crew in a bubble. But just like “The Bachelorette,” there will be no travel on James’ season of “The Bachelor,” which means no over-the-top romantic dates. Britney Spears Loses Bid to Remove Father From Conservatorship, How Clea DuVall's Lesbian Christmas Movie Radicalizes a Conventional Genre, Amy Adams and Glenn Close’s Oscar Chances Try to Stand Above ‘Hillbilly Elegy’, Why Warner Bros. It was nice to have a change of scenery, but beyond that, the protocols and everything are the same — we have a good system in place for as long as we’re in pandemic mode,” he adds. Also, side note, this isn’t the first time production has scheduled filming at Nemacolin. After completely renting out a resort in Pennsylvania for production, the entire cast and crew were required to enter a quarantine period after traveling there. Obviously, once we can travel, we look forward to be able to do that again.”. "I think what you're going to look for is someone who kind of resembles his mother," Tyler said. Fans will only have to wait a few weeks to keep their Bachelor fix going. Could Tom Bergeron Be Alex Trebek’s Replacement? He vows to gather more info and release it when he has definite confirmation. Maybe next time, we don’t have to bring in as many people.”. Chris Harrison Addresses If Clare Crawley Was Forced to Leave ‘The Bachelorette’ (Exclusive). "It's the blue print and the formula we used to shoot Clare's season, and is working out perfectly," Chris shared. ABC has announced an official premiere date for Matt James' historic season of The Bachelor. Matt makes his debut as Bachelor Monday, January 4, 2021, at 8 p.m. on ABC. 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"I've heard from a lot of my Black friends that aren't Bachelor Nation faithful that are excited about me and honored that I'm in the position I'm in," James told Bachelor host Chris Harrison at the time. "It was so interesting because Matt is not on the season of The Bachelorette, and the reason why we take leads from a previous season is because you know them so well and we can predict which person he might like or not, but we just didn’t know at all," Mills told Variety in October. 2021 is already looking up, especially because the year kicks off with a new season of "The Bachelor!" Host Chris Harrison says that after wrapping a safe season of “Bachelorette,” he was extremely confident going into a new season of “Bachelor.”. Clare's recent social media "likes" hint that she believes she was "forced out" of The Bachelorette -- which Chris said is definitely not the case. No matter what, safety is paramount,” Mills continues. Matt James’ season of The Bachelor is seemingly right on track for its January 2021 premiere date, despite Bachelor in Paradise being scrapped this … "He is absolutely awesome. Gina Kirschenheiter Runs Into ‘RHOC’ Alum. “It was so interesting because Matt is not on the season of ‘The Bachelorette,’ and the reason why we take leads from a previous season is because you know them so well and we can predict which person he might like or not, but we just didn’t know at all, so it was really fun to watch him interact with everyone,” ABC Entertainment’s Rob Mills says of the first episode of the upcoming season. What did you think? Required fields are marked *. in June to discuss his ideal match. “And the women were so fantastic. Matt and his best friend Tyler Cameron both appeared on The Bachelor: The Greatest Seasons — Ever! Matt makes his debut as Bachelor Monday, January 4, 2021, at 8 p.m. on ABC. ABC finally revealed the release date and it'll be here before Bachelor Nation knows it. 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And while Clare Crawley and Tayshia Adams' joint Bachelorette season has been turbulent and unorthodox from the start, host Chris Harrison assured fans that Matt's journey to find love is charting a much smoother course in the reality TV waters. Perhaps, she video called in to speak to the men she dumped. James was originally set to appear on Clare Crawley's season of The Bachelorette, however, he was ultimately cast as the lead on The Bachelor. Chris Harrison is in the "middle of taping" Matt James' season of The Bachelor, and so far, so good. It’s interesting to note that obviously Clare was not in attendance as she was in South Dakota with Dale Moss. “We’re just not in a place in the world where we can do that. Matt's season of The Bachelor will debut early next year. Season 25 will debut on Monday, Jan. 4, at 8 … That’s right, Bachelor Nation: "The Bachelor" returns to Monday evenings next year! “I know it works. While James’ season is filming at a different resort across the country, production will follow the same safety protocols and format behind the scenes. Chris added that he's not "disappointed" or "mad" at Clare, no matter how her season ended or how it's playing out now. Your email address will not be published. © Copyright 2020 Variety Media, LLC, a subsidiary of Penske Business Media, LLC. “Shooting in California, our wonderful governor was just changing things on a whim. Click to expand the Mega Menu Click to Expand Search Input “The resort in Pennsylvania is absolutely stunning. "I definitely am not disappointed in Clare," he shared. 'The Bachelor' and 'The Bachelorette' Romance Check! ", "It's going great," added the host, who said he's gotten to know Matt well as they've started filming.