The most popular show on TLC, 90 Day Fiancé, is on a forced hiatus due to the government shutdown.
The reality series relies upon 90-day K-1 visas, which allow American citizens to bring their international partner to the United States. The engaged couple must decide before the visa expires in 90 days if they can make the romance work. If they split, or the visa expires, the person must return to their home country.
A producer explained, (quote) “Paralysis in D.C. causes delays in visas. The casting process is going on right now. This shutdown holds up production because we can’t film without a locked-in cast.”
Casting directors are overseas right now scrolling through dating sites. But it’s anyone’s guess when they can begin taping season seven of 90 Day Fiancé. (New York Post)