ABC announces new Bachelor in Paradise premiere date
After halting production last month to investigate allegations of misconduct, this summer’s season of Bachelor in Paradise has a new premiere date.
The show will return to ABC for a two-night premiere on Aug. 14 and 15 at 8 p.m. ET, the network announced Wednesday.
Bachelor in Paradise‘s fourth season was originally set to premiere on Aug. 8, but when production was suspended due to an investigation over allegations of sexual misconduct between contestants DeMario Jackson and Corinne Olympios, many were left wondering if the show would continue at all this summer. After concluding there was no evidence of misconduct, production resumed on the fourth season.
While Olympios and Jackson did not return to the set after production resumed, ABC has confirmed that all of the previously announced cast, including those two contestants, will be a part of the new season, which ABCpreviously confirmed will address the production shutdown and ensuing fallout. Both Olympios and Jackson separately announced they will take part in reunion specials for the series. The fourth season of the summer Bachelor spin-off will also grant viewers a front row seat to the nuptials of last season’s fairy-tale couple Evan Bass and Carly Waddell.
ABC previously confirmed that the new season will address the production shutdown and the ensuing fallout.