"It's going to be literally dealt with the moment we come on the air", Harrison told the publication. But when the new trailer for the upcoming season of Bachelor in Paradise was released, the tone felt way off: "Paradise was nearly lost!" the voiceover narrated, before framing the new season as some kind of dramatic grand return.
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In one of the most dramatic "Bachelorette" finales in history, Lindsay broke up with Peter and committed to the chiropractor from Miami.
Indeed, while the incident between Olympios and DeMario Jackson is not directly mentioned in the promo, the short ad features tweets from BIP fans expressing disappointment that production of the show was shut down amid the scandal. Out of nowhere, producers comes to grab them and the cameramen are told to stop filming.
"When I talk to Corinne and DeMario, that's not just going to be part of a sit down like the Women or Men Tell All special where there's 30 people on set". "Are Corinne and DeMario okay?" We may never know exactly what happened, but things got bad enough that everyone lawyered up.
On June 11, Warner Bros. announced that production on "Bachelor in Paradise" had been halted following a producer's claims of misconduct after a sexual encounter between cast members Olympios and Jackson - neither of whom appeared in the season's first promo. Television ultimately found no evidence of "misconduct".
When asked how the Warner Bros. -produced series will handle the alleged incident and the aftermath onscreen, ABC Entertainment President Channing Dungey made assurances that the scandal would be handled in a humane way.
These TV characters would be better than some of the lackluster Bachelors we've seen over the years. "It's a little bit of a wake-up call to make sure we have [safety protocols] in place".
"We plan to implement certain changes to the show's policies and procedures to enhance and further ensure the safety", said Warner Bros.
"Bachelor in Paradise" premieres Monday, Aug. 14 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.