Marcus Grodd and Lacy Faddoul
[WARNING: The following contains many juicy spoilers from the season finale of Bachelor in Paradise. Read at your own risk!]
Bachelor in Paradise wrapped up its freshman season with an ending even the producers couldn't have predicted at the start — an engagement!
Michelle Money and Cody Sattler
After enduring 18 seasons of The Bachelor and 10 seasons of The Bachelorette, it takes a lot to surprise host Chris Harrison. But in its inaugural run of Bachelor in Paradise, Harrison says there is one coupling that has him stunned.
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.
Have you missed seeing some of your favorite — or most hated — stars of The Bachelor and Bachelorette reunite? Well, some of them will be back this summer looking for...
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
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.
Every Bachelor season has a villain and/or a drama queen and Sean got them both in Tierra.
On Monday's episode, Tierra had a tantrum, in which she threatened to leave the show and wondered why she deserved to be "tortured." But instead of letting her go, as the women would've liked, Sean had faith in their connection and gave her a rose. What does host Chris Harrison have to say about her? Keep reading to find out.
Nicki Minaj and Maria Carey
Our top moments of the week:
13. Scariest First Date: The Bachelor's first one-on-one date goes to Sarah, a gorgeous blonde who was born with one arm. She and Sean are picked up by helicopter (what else?) and he tells her that they're going to free-falling down the side of a 300-foot high building. (Get it? They'll free-fall in love!) Sarah's scared to death and...
The Bachelor's Sean Lowe is playing by his own rules this season and proved that by handing out more than 10 roses — before the first rose ceremony.
On the Season 17 premiere, viewers were reintroduced to the sexy Texan as he began his search for the woman of his dreams. But while Sean was struck by some women almost instantly, others didn't make a good first impression despite their over-the-top entrances and personalities. Host Chris Harrison shares his thoughts on how Sean did Night 1, gives us a glimpse into who will be the season's villain and fan favorite, and explains why one familiar face got a rose, while the other one didn't.