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A former Bachelor franchise producer has some concerns about Clare Crawley’s quarantined season of The Bachelorette.
Jason Carbone, former Bachelor co-executive producer and director, said in an interview with Slate that while a quarantined version of The Bachelorette could be beneficial for romance in that bungee jumping and other Bachelor tropes won’t be there to distract Crawley from developing relationships, it may not be the safest bet during a pandemic.
“They are doing their damndest to ensure a healthy environment by keeping staff and crew on that location, but the reality is they can’t control the people who work at that location.”
This is an issue we brought up when ABC first announced they would be filming in quarantine: will the resort’s staff also quarantine with the cast and crew? The show has yet to answer this question.
Carbone also brought up questions of how hometowns will work since the cast can’t fly home, to which he had an idea of what producers might opt for instead.
“If you know that of these six individuals, at least three will be going on hometown dates, you’ll begin to plan those hometown dates two to three weeks ahead of time,” he explained. “If there is someone from that hometown that the Bachelor franchise feels will be good TV, they will say to that person, ‘Hey can you come to this location? We’ll isolate you for two weeks to make sure you’re healthy,’ and they’ll be ready for the drama.”
You might remember this specific incident happening during former Bachelor Peter Weber’s hometown date with Victoria Fuller, where one of his ex’s confronted him with news that Fuller was known to sleep with married men in their hometown. This is just one example fans and critics cite as producer manipulation, where show heads heavily produce the events of the show.
Carbone believes that despite a quarantined set, producers will take any opportunity they can to spark drama on the show.
“The show certainly has a history of not acting in its participants’ best interest, so how do you now expect the television show to convince others that they are now working in their best health interest? If the show producers have the opportunity to create drama, what do you think they’re going to do?”
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