Heres what you need to know about Bachelor in Paradise
"Bachelor in Paradise" is filled with romance and drama. ABC/Rick Rowell
- On Tuesday, August 7, "Bachelor in Paradise" Season 5 premieres with a two-hour episode on ABC.
- This series features fan-favorite contestants from "The Bachelor" and "The Bachelorette" hanging out on the beach in Mexico, looking for true love — with each other.
- Here's everything you need to know about the show before it premieres.
If you're bummed that "The Bachelorette" finally comes to an end soon, don't be — your new favorite reality series is just beginning.
On Tuesday, August 7, "Bachelor In Paradise" kicks off its fifth season, featuring some of your favorite stars from past seasons of the "Bachelor" franchise, including some of the most dramatic contestants who just competed for Becca Kufrin's heart. To the uninitiated, "Bachelor In Paradise" might seem a little confusing, but once you figure out how it works, it may end up being your summer guilty pleasure.
Here's everything you need to know about "Bachelor In Paradise" before the season premiere.
Everyone is there looking for love.
The idea of "Bachelor In Paradise" is pretty simple: castoffs from previous seasons of "Bachelor" shows are all flown into a Mexican resort to mingle and, ideally, find love. The first week starts with a bunch of contestants, and either the men or the women are given date cards to hand out to whoever they want to get to know better — who's in control of the date cards switches off each week. All week long, dates are happening, and so are plenty of steamy moments.
Just like on "The Bachelor" or "The Bachelorette," there are weekly rose ceremonies, but with a twist. Much like with the date cards, the men and women take turns handing out roses to each other each week. It's much more of a mutual decision than the traditional show, but one thing stays the same — if you don't get one, you get sent home.
However, here's where "BIP" varies in abigway from other shows in the franchise: For the first several weeks, more new contestants show up as other ones are eliminating, presenting the opportunity for new connections to be made … andtonsof drama.
There's plenty of pressure for engagements.
Some people do get engaged at the end. ABC/Rick Rowell The only way to "win" the show is by getting engaged at the end — and that's not always an easy task to accomplish. Being that "Bachelor In Paradise" only films for seven weeks, you're falling in love at warped speed, much like you do on any other "Bachelor" show, and if you're trying to find your soulmate, you have to play the game with that shiny Neil Lane ring in your sights.
At the very end of the season, couples will either choose to break up, get engaged, or stay together without making a commitment to get married, but each season, an engagement or two is bound to happen.
Last season, there was a major controversy.
Last summer, "Bachelor in Paradise" season four shut down production after allegations emerged that there had been sexual misconduct between Corinne Olympios and DeMario Jackson. ABC's investigation ultimately turned up empty and production did resume, resulting in a shorter season than usual, but this incident has left a bad taste in some people's mouth about the spin-off and the franchise in general.
It's actually got a pretty solid success rate.
Jade Ropr and Tanner Tolbert are one of the success stories.
When "Bachelor In Paradise" is at its best, it's actually been able to produce some pretty solid relationships. Carly Waddell and Evan Bass and Jade Roper and Tanner Tolbert all met and got engaged on the show, and later married and had children. Although they didn't get engaged on the show, Raven Gates and Adam Gottschalk met on "Bachelor In Paradise" last year and are still going strong today.
So who will be competing this season?
You can check out a full cast list for "Bachelor In Paradise" season five here, but don't worry — there are plenty of familiar faces that are likely going to make this season into someexcellentTV.
From Becca's "Bachelorette" season, Jordan, Grocery Store Joe, and David (plus plenty of others) will all be appearing, and Krystal Nielsen, the villain of Arie Luyendyk Jr.'s season, is on deck, as well. Plus, Wells Adams and Yuki Kimura will be on hand as bartenders.
"Bachelor In Paradise" will air Mondays and Tuesdays on ABC, starting August 7.
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