Production on ABC's Bachelor In Paradise was shut down earlier this summer, after allegations of sexual misconduct were investigated. According to reports, the storyline was for the two to get together, but when Olympios was allegedly too drunk to consent, an "incident" occurred while cameras rolled-and producers didn't stop filming. On June 20, Warner Bros. and ABC announced the show had been cleared of any wrongdoing, and the cast - minus Olympios and Jackson - returned to Mexico to resume filming. And so the show went on, this time with a drink limit-and without Olympios or Jackson.
Dungey did admit, however, that the network's recently released promo for the upcoming season of "Bachelor in Paradise", which drew criticism, missed the mark. Will the new changes affect how fun the show is to watch? In reality, a contestant felt she wasn't safe, which caused all the other contestants to go home and the production to be in jeopardy-meaning people's livelihoods were at stake.
He said, "We are looking at all of those things".
The Q&A position of ABC's TCA executive session started with props to The Bachelorette, with a critic quoting the network's entertainment president Channing Dungey's comment at the same event previous year that it may be a while for The Bachelor franchise to produce its first diverse star. Both will appear in an upcoming "Bachelor in Paradise" special. "Bachelor nation is very engaged, so there is nothing happening in the universe they are not up to speed with". "We thought that it was cheeky and amusing and in line with the show".
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"Promos are very different from the show". We'll handle it in a respectful way.
She would not comment on the results from the investigation, referring to the studio.
And while the press asked a lot of questions, Dungey managed to deflect the interrogation.
"In terms of all the conversations that we've had with [Warner Bros.], it certainly has brought to light some safety issues that we want to make sure we are more on top of moving forward in terms [making sure] our contestants are safe and protected at all times", Dungey said. "When something like this happens, it's a little bit of a wake-up call to really make sure we have all the right processes in place".