‘Bachelor’ Nation, meet your new fix — a couple dudes in SF started their own quarantine dating show, but they’ve nixed the roses and replaced it with a way more precious item.
Two former Yelp employees in the Bay Area — Tyler Cohen and Jimmy Parenteau — already had a virtual dating show in the works prior to the coronavirus outbreak, but when it hit … they pivoted and launched “Quarantined Bachelor.”
It’s exactly how it sounds … a single gentleman is chosen as a bachelor, and he’s introduced to a bunch of potential suitors via Zoom, who then go on individual dates with the fella and eventually … get whittled down to a final 3 via elimination. Just like ABC’s hit series.
Tyler and Jimmy told the SF Chronicle the big difference with their show — besides no physical interaction — is the rose ceremony … which ditches the petals and replaces it with paper. Toilet paper, that is!!!
It also goes without saying, the stakes for ‘QB’ aren’t as high … no proposal, just an eventual in-person date.
The first season of ‘Quarantined Bachelor’ is actually already wrapped and completely up episode by episode on the show’s official IG page. They also found their leading man — his name is Richard Shall, and he seems like quite a catch.
Now, keep in mind … the production value isn’t anywhere near what you might be used to on network television, so lower your expectations. That said … it might become a blueprint for actual ‘Bachelor’ producers the longer this quarantining goes on.