Clare Crawley’s The Bachelorette Postponed Over Coronavirus Outbreak

THE BACHELORETTE - ÒThe BacheloretteÓ is set to return for its sizzling 16th season, Clare Crawley will head back to the Bachelor mansion as she embarks on a new journey to find true love, when ÒThe BacheloretteÓ premieres MONDAY, MAY 18 (8:00-10:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC. (ABC/Paul Hebert) CLARE CRAWLEY

And the television production postponements just keep on rolling in. Newly minted Bachelorette Clare Crawley won’t be looking for the love of her life in the near future.

Season 16 of The Bachelorette was set to begin filming tonight (March 13) but has been put on hold due to the  coronavirus pandemic.

Warner Bros. Television Group announced the news in a statement on Friday: “With the rapidly changing events related to COVID-19, and out of an abundance of caution, Warner Bros. Television Group is halting production on some of our 70+ series and pilots currently filming or about to begin. There have been no confirmed cases of COVID-19 on any of our productions, but the health and safety of our employees, casts and crews remains our top priority. During this time, we will continue to follow the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control as well as local officials and public health professionals in each city where our productions are based.”

The original plan was to nix travel overseas. Bachelor franchise host Chris Harrison told E News in a recent interview: “We were supposed to obviously travel internationally with Clare. We can’t. So we’re gonna do the best we can.”

The Bachelorette Season 16 was scheduled to premiere on Monday, May 18.

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