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The 9th season of Bachelor in Paradise premiered on September 28, 2023 on ABC.

Jesse Palmer returned as host.

Production[]

Filming took place in the town of Sayulita, located in Vallarta-Nayarit, Mexico.

The season was announced on May 16, 2023, as part of ABC's fall line-up.

Casting and contestants[]

On August 25, 2023, the first 18 contestants were revealed.

Contestants[]

Elimination chart[]

The contestant is male.
The contestant is female.
The contestant went on a date and gave out a rose at the rose ceremony.
The contestant went on a date and got a rose at the rose ceremony.
The contestant gave or received a rose at the rose ceremony, thus remaining in the competition.
The contestant received the last rose.
The contestant went on a date and received the last rose.
The contestant went on a date and was eliminated.
The contestant was eliminated.
The contestant went on a date and was eliminated by production due to aggressive behavior.
The contestant had a date and voluntarily left the show.
The contestant gave out a rose and then voluntarily left the show.
The contestant voluntarily left the show.
The couple broke up and were eliminated.
The couple had a date, then broke up and were eliminated.
The couple decided to stay together and won the competition.
The contestant had to wait before appearing in paradise.
The contestant split before the fantasty suite and started dating again after the show ended.

Episodes[]

No. in season Title Original air date
1 "Episode 1: Season Premiere" September 28, 2023
It’s almost paradise! Nearly a year since the last tropical rendezvous, “Bachelor in Paradise” returns with a cast of standouts and fan favorites from “The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette.” With Jesse Palmer as host and Wells Adams returning to the bar, the latest group of singles are ready to take another shot at love and make waves.
2 "Episode 2" October 5, 2023
With connections already starting to sizzle, Aven’s highly anticipated arrival is sure to shake things up on the beaches of Paradise. Meanwhile, Eliza finds herself in a situation she knows all too well, and later, the arrival of former Bachelorette Hannah Brown rocks the beach before the first rose ceremony of the season.
3 "Episode 3" October 12, 2023
It’s a new week in Paradise with the women handing out roses, promises made and couples beginning to solidify; however, in a swift turn of the tides, all bets are off when Tyler and Tanner arrive on the beach. Meanwhile, backed-up beauty Sam is told she may need to return home due to an urgent medical issue.
4 "Episode 4" October 19, 2023
As the sun rises on a new day in Paradise, charming new hopefuls John Henry and John B arrive, potentially breaking up one or more solid couples. Later, everyone’s favorite bartender, Wells, introduces the Paradise Truth Box, leading to rocky waters for the beachgoers. Meanwhile, Sam tries to push through a recovery from her urgent medical issue before her chances of finding love are flushed down the toilet.
5 "Episode 5" October 26, 2023
With the rose ceremony looming over the beach, a new arrival rocks the sand creating a mad dash amongst the men for her time and rose. Meanwhile, Brayden and Rachel get creative while pursuing their newly formed connection; and Kat celebrates her birthday, but when Davia arrives with eyes for Tanner, things quickly go awry. Later, a raunchy game of truth or dare tests the couples’ strength.
6 "Episode 6" November 2, 2023
Picking up where things left off, the beach braces for impact as Kat and Tanner discuss their future after the fiesta fiasco. Meanwhile, new love triangles are formed. Blake and Jess navigate uncharted waters, and a warning from a former Bachelorette could be the end of one couple’s happy ending.
7 "Episode 7" November 9, 2023
The men are handing out roses this week, and tensions are higher than ever with several women vying for one man’s heart and a love triangle set for shipwreck. Ahead of this week’s cocktail party, Eliza seeks answers from Aaron after receiving some eye-opening clarity from his former flame, Charity. Later, the fallout of a connection may not be as bad as it seems when a surprising arrival hits the beach just in time.
8 "Episode 8" November 16, 2023
Michael’s arrival signals a potential change in the tides for Olivia, and a new wave of arrivals is ready to turn on the charm and turn up the heat in Paradise. Later, Blake’s former flame Katie Thurston arrives, shocking everyone and leaving the group to wonder what her intentions are as the beach erupts in chaos prior to the rose ceremony.
9 "Episode 9" November 30, 2023
After a season of romance, full of twists and turns like never before, time is running out, but the beach is hotter than ever! With only one rose ceremony standing between the remaining couples and the end of paradise, the beachgoers are feeling the pressure to lock in their connections. Shocking breakups, unexpected exits and more lead to rocky waters, but will new self-discoveries and the existing solid connections prevail? Only time will tell.
10 "Season Finale" December 7, 2023
With the final rose ceremony complete, will the remaining couples finish out Paradise with an engagement or will their connections crumble like sandcastles? Relationships continue to be tested, with more couples considering leaving the beach while love also continues to blossom at the first-ever Paradise wedding. All will be revealed on the three-hour season finale.

Where are they now?[]

Aaron Bryant and Eliza Isichei announced their split on December 11, 2023.

John Spurlock and Katherine Izzo also announced their split on December 11, 2023.

Aven Jones and Kylee Russell announced their split on December 9, 2023, due to Aven's multiple infidelities.

The Rings[]

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