Bachelor in Paradise season 4 will address the shutdown
The season is likely to debut a week after the 'Bachelorette' finale
On June 11, Warner Bros. announced that filming on the fourth season of ABC’s Bachelor in Paradise had come to a halt following allegations of misconduct, and the cast was sent home so that the studio could investigate an alleged sexual encounter between contestants DeMario Jackson and Corinne Olympios. On June 20, Warner Bros. released a statement saying it had found no evidence of misconduct, and now, a source close to the show confirms to EW that filming has resumed in Mexico, adding that the production shutdown will be addressed when the series returns: “They’re real people with real feelings, so we’re not going to do anything that is egregious or hurtful, but we’ll certainly address the fact that the principal cast had to be sent home and come back.”
The show will air footage shot prior to the stop in production, according to the source, though there’s no word on whether that footage will include Olympios or Jackson, neither of whom is currently set to return. As for new on-set regulations in light of the scandal, “nobody wants to have another stop-down. It was horrible for everyone involved, so we will take measures to make sure that never happens.”
The season, originally slated to premiere Aug. 8, will now likely be pushed until the week after the Bachelorette finale, according to the source.
–Additional reporting by Robyn Ross
Bachelor in Paradise
Chris Harrison goes international with a cast of former bachelors and bachelorettes looking for love… and a chance to extend their reality fame.