ABC’s “Bachelor in Paradise” is scheduled to return for an eighth season tonight at 8 p.m. ET.
What to know before watching
“Bachelor in Paradise” contestants are headed to Sayulita, Mexico, in hopes of a second chance at love. All 20 “Bachelor in Paradise” contestants are former “Bachelor” and “Bachelorette” franchise stars.
ABC shared a trailer for the newest season on Twitter. The sneak-peek to Season 8 has no shortage of drama, tears or romance.
- Former NFL star and season 5 “Bachelor” star Jesse Palmer was named host of the “Bachelor” franchise in 2021. Palmer hosted season 26 of “The Bachelor,” but this will be Palmer’s first time hosting “Bachelor in Paradise.”
- Wells Adams, who joined Bachelor Nation in season 12 of “The Bachelorette,” will be back as the island’s bartender. Adams has appeared as the bartender on “Bachelor in Paradise” since Season 4.
- The majority (nine out of 11) of the female cast are from Season 26, the most recent season of “The Bachelor.”
- This season will also be available to stream on Hulu after it airs.
What the ‘Bachelor in Paradise’ stars are saying
- Serene Russell, from season 26 of “The Bachelor,” announced her return to the franchise on Instagram. “When you joke about wanting to live in a bikini and it becomes a reality,” Russell said.
- Creative director and musician Casey Woods posted a pun, “Wading for paradise,” with an image of himself wading through a pool on his Instagram.
- Hailey Malles, a pediatric nurse and Season 26 star, also posted on Instagram about the return of “Bachelor in Paradise.” “If you're NOT having a watch party for the premiere of @bachelorinparadise...” Malles said, “You’re done.”
- Justin Glaze, an investment sales consultant from Season 17, simply said, “Let the memes begin,” on his Instagram.
What ‘Bachelor in Paradise’ fans are saying
Fans had plenty to say about the new season of “Bachelor in Paradise” on social media.