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Bachelor in Paradise Season 8: New Host, Cast, Premiere Date, and More

The drama continues with a new season this Tuesday

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Tmera Hepburn

It's time for the Bachelor Nation singles to hit the beach again - Bachelor in Paradise premieres this week! The reality dating show is heading into ABC's fall schedule with a slew of thirsty eligible bachelors and bachelorettes looking for a second chance at love (and maybe a few Instagram partnerships along the way). There's a new host this year, and plenty of familiar faces from previous seasons, including ones we love, and ones we love to hate.

 So grab a margarita and read everything to know about Season 8. 

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Latest News

ABC aired a new BIP trailer at the end of The Bachelorette finale last Tuesday, and in it we saw former Bachelorette Rachel Recchia make an appearance. The star from the recent Bachelorette season broke off her engagement to Tino and is newly single... or is she? The BIP clip shows Recchia all starry-eyed and talking about a man saying "He's so great. He really is." So did she find love after all? You can watch the video in the trailer section of this post.

Premiere Date

Keeping in the tradition of "Bachelor Monday," the new season of Bachelor in Paradise will premiere Tuesday, Sept. 27 at 8/7c. New episodes will air Mondays and Tuesdays. 

The Bachelor franchise airing schedule has been pretty scattered lately with ABC breaking all the cardinal rules of Bachelor nation, including two bachelorettes in the most recent season with Gabby Windey and Rachel Recchia. ABC also typically airs Bachelor in Paradise at the end of summer, but The Bachelorette(s) got off to a late start this year, filling the time slot usually reserved for BIP, which has pushed to fall in the spot where Dancing With the Stars used to be. (Dancing With the Stars is moving to Disney+ for its next two seasons.)

Casting

After Chris Harrison exited the franchise in 2021, both The Bachelorette and Bachelor in Paradise were left without a host for the rest of the year. Last season, ABC tried out a multiple host situation on BIP with confusing choices like David Spade, Tituss Burgess, Lance Bass, and Lil Jon all taking turns. This year will be a little less chaotic (thank heaven) as Bachelor alum and ex-football pro Jesse Palmer steps in as host to help the singles hand out roses in Mexico. Bachelor Nation sweetheart Wells Adams will also be returning as everyone's favorite beach hut bartender, ready as ever to offer advice.

ABC recently dropped the roster of attractive people who will be heading to the beach this year, and it's the largest ever. The list doesn't disappoint with all the fan faves, villains, and pot-stirrers from previous recent seasons of The Bachelor and The Bachelorette. As always, ABC is saving some surprise arrivals for later in the season.

Cast Members Include:

  • Romeo Alexander of "The Bachelorette" season 18
  • Michael Allio of "The Bachelorette" season 17
  • Shanae Ankney of "The Bachelor" season 26
  • Jill Chin of "The Bachelor" season 26
  • Brittany Galvin of "The Bachelor" season 25
  • Justin Glaze of "The Bachelorette" season 17
  • Hunter Haag of "The Bachelor" season 26
  • Sierra Jackson of "The Bachelor" season 26
  • Brandon Jones of "The Bachelorette" season 18
  • Hailey Malles of "The Bachelor" season 26
  • Kira Mengistu of "The Bachelor" season 26
  • Lace Morris of "The Bachelor" season 20
  • Logan Palmer of "The Bachelorette" season 19
  • Genevieve Parisi of "The Bachelor" season 26
  • Jacob Rapini of "The Bachelorette" season 19
  • Serene Russell of "The Bachelor" season 26
  • Andrew Spencer  of "The Bachelorette" season 17
  • Teddi Wright of "The Bachelor" season 26
  • Casey Woods of "The Bachelorette" season 18

Photos

ABC released the official poster for 2022 on Aug. 10 with the slogan, "Everyone's Down to Flock," accompanied by some suggestive flamingo pool floats. If they wanted to get our attention, it's working. 

Trailer

ABC released the official trailer for Season 8 on Sept. 20. The video is well over 3 minutes long and packed with juicy teasers of everything we have to look forward to this season as dozens of singles hit the beach. In the words of host Jesse Palmer, "What could possibly go wrong?"

Along with cast announcements, ABC dropped this trailer earlier this summer to tease viewers on with what to expect this season.

Where to watch

Bachelor in Paradise airs on ABC. Stream episodes next-day on Hulu.

Bachelor in Paradise

8 Seasons ABC
Former contenders from "The Bachelor" and "The Bachelorette" get a second chance at love as they explore new relationships at an isolated Mexican resort.
2014 - 2022 TV14 Reality