Bachelor in Paradise (TV series)

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For the recently concluded season, see Bachelor in Paradise (season 3).
Bachelor in Paradise
Bachelor in Paradise logo.png
Genre Reality competition
Presented by Chris Harrison
Opening theme Almost Paradise
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 3
No. of episodes 30 (as of September 6, 2016)
Executive producer(s) Mike Fleiss
Martin Hilton
Elan Gale
Location(s) Mexico
Running time 120 minutes
60 minutes (season 2)
Production company(s) Next Entertainment
Warner Horizon Television
Distributor Warner Bros. Television Distribution
Original network ABC
Picture format 720p (HDTV)
Original release August 4, 2014 (2014-08-04) – present
Related shows The Bachelor
The Bachelorette
Bachelor Pad
Bachelor in Paradise: After Paradise

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.

On September 6, 2016, ABC renewed the series for a fourth season.[1]


Development and filming[edit]

In March 2013, ABC canceled Bachelor Pad after three seasons. Much similar to Bachelor Pad, the eliminated men and women 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 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.

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.[2] 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.[3]

Season summary[edit]

Season Original Run Location Winners Relationship status
1 August 4, 2014 (2014-08-04) - September 8, 2014 (2014-09-08) Tulum, Mexico Lacy Faddoul & Marcus Grodd
Michelle Money & Cody Sattler
Michelle and Cody 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. Lacy and Marcus 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. Marcus and Lacy ended their relationship in June 2016 while revealing they were never officially a married couple.[4] In 2015, Marcus enlisted in the United States Marines.
2 August 2, 2015 (2015-08-02) - September 7, 2015 (2015-09-07) Sayulita, Mexico Jade Roper & Tanner Tolbert
Samantha Steffen & Nick Peterson
Cassandra Ferguson & Justin Reich
Cassandra and Justin agreed to continue their relationship outside of Paradise, but later revealed on After Paradise that they had broken up. Samantha and Nick also agreed to continue their relationship outside of Paradise, but announced their breakup on October 9, 2015.[5] Jade and Tanner got married on January 24, 2016, with their wedding airing on ABC as a special edition of The Bachelor: A Celebration of Love.[6] The couple later appeared on the eighth season of Marriage Boot Camp. They live together in Kansas City, Missouri, and are expecting their first child in September 2017.[7]
3 August 2, 2016 (2016-08-02) - September 6, 2016 (2016-09-06) Amanda Stanton & Josh Murray
Carly Waddell & Evan Bass
Lace Morris & Grant Kemp
Three couples became engaged at the conclusion of Paradise. Lace and Grant announced their breakup on November 29, 2016,[8] while Amanda and Josh called off their engagement in December 2016.[9][10] As of April 2017, Carly and Evan are still together and living together in Nashville.


  1. ^ Pederson, Erik (September 6, 2016). "'Bachelor in Paradise' Picked Up For Fouth Season on ABC". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved September 6, 2016. 
  2. ^ "ABC Launches Live "After Paradise" Weekly Talk Show, Immediately Following "Bachelor in Paradise" Beginning Monday, August 3". The Futon Critic. July 17, 2015. Retrieved September 18, 2016. 
  3. ^ Messinger, Mitch (August 22, 2016). "'Bachelor in Paradise' Contestants Join Host Michelle Collins and Co-Host Sean Lowe on ABC's 'Bachelor in Paradise: After Paradise,' Tuesday, August 23". Disney ABC Press. ABC Media Relations. Retrieved September 18, 2016. 
  4. ^ Brickner, Terry (June 16, 2016). "Bachelor in Paradise's Marcus Grodd and Lacy Faddoul Break Up, Were Never Legally Married". E!. Retrieved June 18, 2016. 
  5. ^ Schulman, Alissa (October 9, 2015). "Bachelor in Paradise's Samantha Steffen and Nick Peterson Break Up". Us Weekly. Retrieved November 30, 2016. 
  6. ^ Hautman, Nicholas (January 24, 2016). "'Bachelor in Paradise' Couple Jade Roper and Tanner Tolbert Are Married: Get All the Details!". Us Weekly. Retrieved January 26, 2016. 
  7. ^ Juneau, Jen (8 March 2017). "Baby on the Way for Bachelor in Paradise's Jade and Tanner Tolbert: 'We're Crazy Grateful'". People. Retrieved 14 March 2017. 
  8. ^ Webber, Stephanie (November 29, 2016). "'Bachelor in Paradise' Couple Lace Morris and Grant Kemp Split, End Engagement". US Weekly. Retrieved November 29, 2016. 
  9. ^ Bueno, Antoinette (December 19, 2016). "'Bachelor in Paradise' Couple Josh Murray and Amanda Stanton Split". E!. Retrieved December 22, 2016. 
  10. ^ Chen, Joyce (December 17, 2016). "'Bachelor' Alums Amanda Stanton and Josh Murray Split". Us Weekly. Retrieved December 22, 2016. 

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