|Dating game show|
|Country of origin|
|United States of America|
|No. of seasons|
|No. of episodes|
|39 (approx.) (as of October 12, 2017)|
60 minutes (season 2)
Warner Horizon Television
|August 4, 2014 – present|
Bachelor in Paradise is an elimination-style reality competition television series which premiered on August 4, 2014, on ABC. It is a spin-off of the American reality television game shows The Bachelor and The Bachelorette. The show features previous contestants who have been featured on The Bachelor and The Bachelorette. The show is hosted by Chris Harrison.
Development and filmingEdit
In March 2013, ABC canceled Bachelor Pad after three seasons. Much similar to Bachelor Pad, rejected contestants from The Bachelor and The Bachelorette are isolated in a romantic paradise in an exotic tropical destination.
At the first rose ceremony, the six men are given a rose to hand out to a woman they’d like to spend more time getting to know in paradise. With an uneven number of men and women in the group, the two women left without roses are immediately sent home heartbroken. Just as potential couples start to pair up, everything changes drastically in the next episode when two new men arrive in paradise with love on their mind. For seven weeks, each episode will alternate between two new men or women joining the cast. New relationships may form, and current ones may end. Every week, the two people who don’t receive a rose will be forced to leave paradise. It’s a constant love shuffle where surprise arrivals can rekindle old romances, spark new ones, or splinter existing love affairs.
During the initial filming of season 4, production was halted due to allegations of sexual misconduct between two contestants — DeMario Jackson and Corinne Olympios. After an internal investigation, it was determined that there was no misconduct and filming resumed shortly after.
Beginning in 2015, ABC began airing Bachelor in Paradise: After Paradise, a regular weekly live after show. Chris Harrison and Jenny Mollen co-hosted the show starring a celebrity fan and one of the Bachelor in Paradise cast members. Season 2 saw the introduction of a new host, comedian and talk show host, Michelle Collins and also introduced as a co-host is the star from season 17 of The Bachelor, Sean Lowe.
|Season||Original Run||Location||Couples||Proposal||Still together|
|1||August 4, 2014 - September 8, 2014||Tulum, Mexico||Lacy Faddoul & Marcus Grodd||Yes||No|
|Michelle Money & Cody Sattler||No||No|
|2||August 2, 2015 - September 7, 2015||Sayulita, Mexico||Jade Roper & Tanner Tolbert||Yes||Yes|
|Samantha Steffen & Nick Peterson||No||No|
|Cassandra Ferguson & Justin Reich||No||No|
|3||August 2, 2016 - September 6, 2016||Amanda Stanton & Josh Murray||Yes||No|
|Carly Waddell & Evan Bass||Yes||Yes|
|Lace Morris & Grant Kemp||Yes||No|
|4||August 14, 2017 - September 11, 2017||Taylor Nolan & Derek Peth||Yes||No|
|Raven Gates & Adam Gottschalk||No||Yes|
|Lacey Mark & Daniel Maguire||No||No|