We don’t have our finale date announced yet. What I can say is that we did announce Matt James’ premiere date, which is January 4. Tayshia’s season will end before that, but you’ll definitely feel Tayshia did not get shorted. You’ll see what feels like an entire season with Tayshia, but it will end before Matt’s season starts.
So January 3rd?
It will end in 2020, I can tell you that.
What about After the Final Rose and Men Tell All tapings? Typically those are filmed with an audience, so how will those look?
The Tell All, which is never live, won’t have an audience like normal. But I think everybody felt like these guys are too good not to give them a Tell All and see what they’ve been up to. With After the Final Rose, it’s a still a little bit more up in the air. We’re still working on that.
Matt James’s season is currently filming, so how is that going? And will Tyler Cameron be a part of it in some way?
Filming is going great. Matt is an absolutely fantastic Bachelor. He’s a little bit of a different Bachelor because he doesn’t come from a prior season, which is nice to see. He’s everything you want in a Bachelor, which is a guy who is looking to find somebody he can be with and settle down with and be in love with. You might see a little bit of Tyler, but this is really Matt’s journey.
What about Matt’s mom?
Yeah, I think everybody wants to see the family. We’re cognizant of that. It’s great that we’re able to get people tested and quarantined pretty easily now, so we will take that under advisement. Everybody loves Matt’s family.
Finally, let’s talk about Bachelor in Paradise. Could it start up earlier in the new year instead of the summer? It feels like the perfect show to do since you’re all in one location.
We have every intention of figuring out how to do Bachelor in Paradise. We have a little bit of time because we need to see where the world is, but if you think about it, we have Peter’s cast, we have Tayshia’s cast, we will have Matt James’s cast, and then whoever the next Bachelorette is. That is four really great groups of men and women to stock the pond with, so of course you’re going to have a great season of Bachelor in Paradise. We’re committed to figuring out how we can make that work.
Would you consider switching The Bachelorette from the spring and putting Paradise in its spot, with The Bachelorette in the summer?
You never say never. What helps getting the Bachelorette done earlier is that if a Bachelor is going to come from there, you can get him announced and cast women for him earlier. There are a lot of great guys in Clare and Tayshia’s season that I think could be potential Bachelors. But had we done that, and taken the Bachelor from this season, the girls we cast would not have known who he was as opposed to now—they all know who Matt is. That’s something to think about, but I know people want Paradise as soon as possible. We will absolutely take it under advisement.
Jessica Radloff is the Glamour West Coast editor. You can follow her on Twitter at @JRadloff and on Instagram at @jessicaradloff14.