How Long Was 'Bachelor In Paradise' Production Shut Down? The Show Almost Didn't Come Back
Earlier this summer, the fate of Bachelor in Paradise hung in the balance when filming was stopped for an investigation into the allegations surrounding Corinne Olympios and DeMario Jackson. But how long was production shut down on Bachelor in Paradise? It wasn't an extended period, but it was still long enough to question whether or not it would come back this year — or even in the future.
After claims were made by a producer that alleged sexual misconduct occurred between DeMario Jackson and Corinne Olympios, production was temporarily shut down. DeMario repeatedly denied the accusations, and both Warner Bros. and Corinne's lawyers — who each conducted independent investigations — concluded that there was no evidence of misconduct. Corinne then released a statement saying she was satisfied with the outcome, and filming resumed.
Since so much news was coming out about the incident at the time, there's a pretty clear timeline of how things happened. On June 11, it was announced that production had shut down due to "allegations of misconduct," and then on June 20, the network released a statement that filming would resume now that the investigation had ended. That means the show was shut down officially for nine days.
Don't forget tonight #BachelorInParadise is back. You've seen the shutdown now see all that happened as we started back up again— Chris Harrison (@chrisbharrison) August 15, 2017
However, when you consider that the filming time of BiP every year is only about three weeks, the contestants lost more than a third of their time to fall in love. It'll be interesting to see if this condensed timeline leads to any engagements in the finale. In any event, as we're watching the season unfold, everyone is back at the beach — and with the halt in production behind them, they can finally start focusing on finding their soul mates... or at least people they feel like hanging out with in Mexico for awhile.