There will be no romance or fun this summer! The Bachelor: Summer Games has been officially canceled by ABC.
The spinoff, which was never announced officially, would’ve featured an international cast and aired during the same time as the 2020 Tokyo Olympics in July.
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ABC producers had been planning a summer edition similar to the 2018 Bachelor: Winter Games, which aired at the same time as the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, but according to Us Weekly, due to the ongoing public health and safety concerns, the potential Bachelor Nation spinoff has been halted.
The 2o20 Summer Olympics have been postponed until July 2021, but there is no word on whether Bachelor producers will revive Bachelor: Summer Games next year to match with the new Olympic date.
Previously, an ABC exec spoke about the show’s possible cast for the spinoff, naming Hannah Brown as a potential contestant.
“Hannah B has also said, ‘I find this interesting,’ because she likes to win,” SVP of Alternative Programming for ABC Entertainment Robert Mills said on SiriusXM’s March 3 episode of The Bachelor Recap radio show. “She likes to win.”
He also told fans during an appearance on the Ringer‘s Bachelor Party podcast last month that he would also “love to see” Jordan Rodgers or Colton Underwood take part in the show.
Despite both men being in relationships, with women they met on The Bachelorette and The Bachelor, Mills was open to Rodgers’ fiancée, JoJo Fletcher, making an appearance on The Bachelor: Summer Games to shake up the past format of the potential spinoff series.
“I think it’s going to be really fun,” Mills said during the February podcast. “We found a really great place to hold it. I mean, it’s going to be so fun seeing these people in these great, you know, track and field and swimming. This is a real Olympics.”
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