Bachelor in Paradise
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."
Clare Crawley, Graham Bunn
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.
Catherine and Sean
[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!
Sean Lowe, Ashlee
It was a case of he said-she said on The Bachelor's Women Tell All special.
On Monday's penultimate episode, Sean was reunited with all the women he had rejected, including a very confused AshLee. While the 32-year-old professional organizer swears that Sean told her he had no feelings for the other remaining women, Sean was adamant he said nothing of the sort. So who does host Chris Harrison believe? Read our Q&A below to...
Lindsay and Catherine
The Bachelor's Sean has narrowed his choices down to the final two ladies after sending home a very angry (and silent) AshLee.
"Can I at least explain myself please?" Sean asked AshLee after she told him not to walk her out. Sean only managed to get a few sentences out before AshLee, still without saying a word, got into the car.
Who should be the next Bachelorette? Pick your favorite here
Desiree, Sean Lowe
Did The Bachelor's Sean just say goodbye to his soul mate? Host Chris Harrison thinks he might have.
"I'm pretty sure he let go of the love of his life," Harrison tells TVGuide.com about Desiree's exit.
On Monday's episode, Sean headed to the hometowns of the four remaining women. Although he and Desiree have had a connection since the start of the season, her brother's negative comments to Sean turned him off, and he let her go. But what did viewers not see from Des' hometown date? Harrison fills us in on that and more in our weekly interview.
Selma, Sean Lowe
The Bachelor's Sean loves an adventurous woman, so, unfortunately for Selma, skipping out on the group date's Polar Bear Plunge was her kiss of death.
In the continuation of our chat with host Chris Harrison, he explains why it was Selma's words — not her actions — that led to her exit. He also shares his thoughts on Tierra's "hypothermia" and tells us why Sarah's exit was the most heartbreaking of the season.
Bachelor contestants, especially on the second go around, should know by now that the guy does not want to hear about the drama in the house. Unfortunately for Kacie, telling Sean about the fighting between two of the women was the ultimate cause of her demise. Was host Chris Harrison surprised by her early exit? Read on for more of his take on this week's episode.