An insider close to the ABC show revealed that producers are "too scared" to address the problems that are plaguing the primetime hit.
"This has been a testing year certainly with the audience numbers and the fan reactions, but day to day there is a stance of carrying on with the show, making the contestants have their best experiences and not worrying about the numbers," a source told the outlet.
The insider close to the competition series — that brought on the former America's Next Top Model host during season 29 — continued, "The network executives do not engage on this at all, certainly at production level."
"There is a sense that they do not want to make any comments, because they were the ones to bring in Tyra," the source continued. "And no-one wants to lose face saying out loud there are problems. It doesn't reflect well on their decision."
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"No-one is speaking up about all the dramas on a production level, because they love their jobs and the show,'' the source said. "They are all doing the best they can, but hope that all the issues will get reviewed at some point."