Summer may be winding down, but Monday nights are just heating up with the premiere of ABC's newest reality show, Bachelor in Paradise.
The latest spin-off from the Bachelor/Bachelorette franchise, this seven-episode series features past Bachelor and Bachelorette contestants living in an isolated, romantic Mexican locale, where they'll take another shot at finding love. The premiere (8/7c) begins with the arrival of eight women and six men, and after a series of dates, each man chooses one woman at the first rose ceremony. But while two ladies leave by the end of the opener, new cast members arrive to shake things up each week.
Meet the cast of Bachelor in Paradise
"With Bachelor Pad, you got caught up in the game, so that's why we tore it apart and retooled it," host Chris Harrison tells TVGuide.com. "It became about money, and our show and franchise was never about that. So I think people will love that Bachelor in Paradise is about what makes The Bachelor and The Bachelorette great — only it's not just [one guy or one girl]. It's that times 10, which leads to love triangles, drama and amazing dates. If you love Bachelor or Bachelorette you won't not be addicted to it."read more
A new wave of Bachelor and Bachelorette alums are returning to TV for another shot at
Bachelor in Paradise, which premieres August 4 on ABC, features previous contestants sharing a house in an isolated romantic paradise. Unlike Bachelor Pad, known for its drunken debacles, hook-ups, competitions and prize money, this installment is simply about finding love. Check out the cast as it stands now -- three more men from Andi's current season will announce later — be announced —below.read more
[WARNING: The following story contains spoilers about the season finale of The Bachelor. Read at your own risk.]
The most successful Bachelor season in years ended with Sean Lowe finding love and proposing to Catherine. Although both Catherine and Lindsay got off to slow starts with Sean — Catherine was barely given screen time and Lindsay arrived overzealously in a wedding dress — the two women proved to be exactly what Sean was looking for. In the end, Sean chose Seattle graphic designer Catherine and so far, the couple is still together. Does host Chris Harrison think they'll make it down the aisle? What does he think about Sean doing Dancing with the Stars? And how about Desiree as the new Bachelorette? Read on for all that and more!read more