ABC Sets New Premiere Date, Cast Lineup Following ‘Bachelor in Paradise’ Scandal

Jul 12, 2017  •  Post A Comment

In the wake of a controversy over allegations of misconduct on the set of the ABC reality show “Bachelor in Paradise,” the network has set a new premiere date for the show and released the initial lineup of Bachelors and Bachelorettes who will be participating.

Production was suspended earlier this summer on the fourth season of the show while the producers investigated accusations of sexual assault over an incident that took place in the swimming pool. Production resumed after the investigation concluded that no misconduct had occurred.

Both of the cast members who were involved in the incident, Corinne Olympios and DeMario Jackson, are back in the lineup.

The show will have a two-night season premiere on ABC on Monday, Aug. 14, 8-10:01 p.m. ET, and Tuesday, Aug. 15, 8-10 p.m.

“Over the course of six weeks, fan favorites from ‘The Bachelor’ franchise get a second chance at love while living together in Mexico, in a secluded and dreamy paradise,” ABC says in today’s announcement. “Viewers will watch as they fall in love or go through renewed heartbreak. Plus, America will have a front seat at the highly anticipated wedding of ‘Bachelor in Paradise’ season 3 lovebirds Carly Waddell and Evan Bass.”

The network today released the following list of cast members for the upcoming season:

  • Raven Gates of “The Bachelor” season 21 (Nick)
  • Corinne Olympios of “The Bachelor” season 21 (Nick)
  • Amanda Stanton of “The Bachelor” season 20 (Ben) and “Bachelor in Paradise” season 3
  • Alexis Waters of “The Bachelor” season 21 (Nick)
  • Derek Peth of “The Bachelorette” season 12 (JoJo)
  • DeMario Jackson of “The Bachelorette” season 13 (Rachel)
  • Lacey Mark of “The Bachelor” season 21 (Nick)
  • Kristina Schulman of “The Bachelor” season 21 (Nick)
  • Nick “St. Nick” Benvenutti of “The Bachelorette” season 12 (JoJo)
  • Danielle Maltby of “The Bachelor” season 21 (Nick)
  • Taylor Nolan of “The Bachelor” season 21 (Nick)
  • Robby Hayes of “The Bachelorette” season 12 (JoJo)
  • Ben Zorn of “The Bachelorette” season 11 (Kaitlyn)
  • Jasmine Goode of “The Bachelor” season 21 (Nick)
  • Vinny Ventiera of “The Bachelorette” season 12 (JoJo) and “Bachelor in Paradise” season 3
  • Alex Woytkiw of “The Bachelorette” season 12 (JoJo)

Additional bachelors and bachelorettes will be announced at a later date.

Hosted by Chris Harrison, “Bachelor in Paradise” is produced by Next Entertainment in association with Warner Horizon Television. Mike Fleiss, Martin Hilton, Nicole Woods and Elan Gale are executive producers.

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