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Bachelor in Paradise
Bachelor in Paradise logo.png
GenreReality competition
Presented byChris Harrison
Opening theme"Almost Paradise" by Mike Reno and Ann Wilson
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons5
No. of episodes50
Executive producer(s)Mike Fleiss
Martin Hilton
Nicole Woods
Elan Gale
Production location(s)Mexico
Running time120 minutes
60 minutes (season 2)
Production company(s)Next Entertainment
Warner Horizon Television
DistributorWarner Bros. Television Distribution
Original networkABC
Picture format720p (HDTV)
Original releaseAugust 4, 2014 (2014-08-04) –
Related showsThe Bachelor
The Bachelorette
Bachelor Pad
Bachelor in Paradise: After Paradise
The Bachelor Winter Games

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.


  • 1 Production
    • 1.1 Development and filming
    • 1.2 Misconduct allegations
  • 2 After Paradise
  • 3 Season summary
  • 4 Ratings
  • 5 Australian Version
  • 6 See also
  • 7 References
  • 8 External links


Development and filming[edit]

In March 2013, ABC canceled Bachelor Pad after three seasons.[1] Very similar to Bachelor Pad, rejected contestants from The Bachelor and The Bachelorette are isolated in a romantic paradise in an exotic tropical destination.[2]

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 to 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.

ABC renewed Bachelor in Paradise for a sixth season on February 5, 2019.[3]

Misconduct allegations[edit]

During initial filming of season 4, production was halted due to allegations of sexual misconduct between two contestants—DeMario Jackson and Corinne Olympios.[4] After an internal investigation, it was determined that there was no misconduct and filming resumed shortly after.[5]

After Paradise[edit]

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.[6] 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.[7]

Season summary[edit]

Season Original Run Location Couples Proposal Still together Relationship notes
1 August 4, 2014 (2014-08-04) - September 8, 2014 (2014-09-08) Tulum, Mexico Lacy Faddoul & Marcus Grodd Yes No Faddoul and Grodd got engaged in the finale and had a wedding ceremony in June 2015 on the season premiere of the second season of Bachelor in Paradise. They ended their relationship in June 2016 while revealing they were never officially a married couple.[8]
Michelle Money & Cody Sattler No No Money and Sattler began a relationship and split up in December 2014, but later got back together in June 2015. The two later broke up again after appearing on the seventh season of Marriage Boot Camp.
2 August 2, 2015 (2015-08-02) - September 7, 2015 (2015-09-07) Sayulita, Mexico (Playa Escondida) Jade Roper & Tanner Tolbert Yes Yes Roper and Tolbert got married on January 24, 2016, with their wedding airing on ABC as a special edition of The Bachelor: A Celebration of Love.[9] The couple later appeared on the eighth season of Marriage Boot Camp. They have one daughter[10] and are expecting their second child due in August 2019.[11]
Samantha Steffen & Nick Petersen No No Steffen and Peterson announced their breakup on October 9, 2015.[12]
Cassandra Ferguson & Justin Reich No No Ferguson and Reich revealed on After Paradise that they had broken up.
3 August 2, 2016 (2016-08-02) - September 6, 2016 (2016-09-06) Carly Waddell & Evan Bass Yes Yes Waddell and Bass were married on June 17, 2017 in Mexico.[13] They live together in Nashville, Tennessee and have a daughter.[14]
Amanda Stanton & Josh Murray Yes No Stanton and Murray called off their engagement in December 2016.[15][16]
Lace Morris & Grant Kemp Yes No Morris and Kemp announced their breakup on November 29, 2016.[17]
4 August 14, 2017 - September 11, 2017 Taylor Nolan & Derek Peth Yes No On August 31, while the show was still airing, it was reported that Nolan and Peth got engaged during the taping of Bachelor in Paradise's aftershow.[18] They called off their engagement in June 2018.[19]
Raven Gates & Adam Gottschalk No Yes On the reunion, it was revealed that Gates and Gottschalk are in a relationship.[20] They are still together as of March 2019.
Lacey Mark & Daniel Maguire No No On the reunion, it was revealed that Mark and Maguire had ended their relationship.[21]
5 August 7, 2018 - September 11, 2018 Krystal Nielson & Chris Randone Yes Yes On the reunion, it was revealed that Nielson and Randone are still engaged as of March 2019.[22]
Jenna Cooper & Jordan Kimball Yes No On the reunion, Cooper and Kimball announced their wedding was due to set for June 9, 2019, but a day before the reunion aired, it was announced that Jordan had broken up with Jenna after it was revealed that Jenna was allegedly cheating on him the whole time.[22]
Kendall Long & Joe Amabile No Yes Although initially split during the show. At the reunion, it was revealed that the two are dating. They are still together as of March 2019.
Astrid Loch & Kevin Wendt No Yes Although initially split during the show. At the reunion, it was revealed that the two are dating. They are still together as of March 2019.
Annaliese Puccini & Kamil Nicalek No No At the reunion, Nicalek broke up with Puccini onstage.[22]


Season Episodes Premiered Ended TV season Time slot (ET) Season averages (Live + SD)
Date Premiere viewers
Date Finale viewers
Viewers (millions) 18-49 rating
1 7 August 4, 2014 5.31[23] September 8, 2014 5.40[23] 2014 Monday 8:00 pm (1-4, 6, 7)
Tuesday 8:00 pm (5)
5.14[23] 1.4[23]
2 12 August 2, 2015 3.60[24] September 7, 2015 4.82[24] 2015 Sunday 8:00 pm 4.35[24] 1.3[24]
Monday 8:00 pm
3 11 August 2, 2016 4.63[25] September 6, 2016 5.57[25] 2016 Monday 8:00 pm 4.84[25] 1.4[25]
Tuesday 8:00 pm
4 9 August 14, 2017 5.09[26] September 11, 2017 4.70[26] 2017 Monday 8:00 pm 4.52[26] 1.3[26]
Tuesday 8:00 pm
5 11 August 7, 2018 3.82[27] September 11, 2018 4.55[28] 2018 Monday 8:00 pm TBD TBD
Tuesday 8:00 pm

Australian Version[edit]

Bachelor in Paradise Australia was commissioned by Network Ten in late 2017.[29]

See also[edit]

  • Love Island - A similar British program.