The United States has not had a fully functioning government yet this year, which you may or may not have noticed, but now, there’s no escaping it. Page Six is reporting that the TLC reality-TV show 90 Day Fiancé is facing production difficulties due to the shutdown and the ensuing difficulty potential mates are having acquiring the necessary K-1 visas. “The casting process is going on right now. In a sense, it’s holding up production, because without a locked-down cast, we can’t film,” an unnamed source told the paper. Yes, it’s true. Your favorite so-guilty-you-should-be-in-actual-jail pleasure may be delayed by politics. But hey, these sacrifices will all be worth it, or something.
90 Day Fiancé. Photo: Amanda Edwards/Getty Images for Discovery, Inc.