A "90 Day Fiance: Self-Quarantined" COVID-19 Spin-Off Is Actually Happening

At least we can rely on our favorite TV shows right now. And among those shows, TLC’s increasingly-popular reality T.V. series 90 Day Fiance is quickly hopping on the COVID-19 pandemic to bring us a much-needed break from our own realities. If you’re not familiar with the reality TV series, it follows couples who have met over the internet, and make the move (literal move) to be together in real life, which involves leaving their own country and moving to America with their fiance. Then, of course, they have 90 days to get married so they are allowed to stay in the States. There is a lot of drama, cultural boundaries to cross, and generally hilarious shenanigans making this series and its many spin-off iterations all too engaging.

As announced today by way of Variety, TLC has confirmed they will be doing a five-episode limited series for the 90 Day Fiance franchise with forty former cast members taking part. The spin-off, aptly titled Self-Quarantined, will premiere on April 20th, and has already begun production. Production essentially means that the cast members have begun shooting themselves and one another, with confessionals being recorded via video chat. “Our crew is not near them physically at all,” Howard Lee, the president and general manager of TLC confirmed. “They will be helping them remotely.” Lee also explains not to expect anything too fancy when it comes to visual production– “This series will look very hot-off-the-press — it will look like the paint has not dried.” Lee said. “I think our audience is incredibly forgiving right now, and…

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