Can’t get enough of “The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette”? Well then you’re in luck. ABC has introduced another series in “The Bachelor” family to keep viewers glued to their TV’s – “Bachelor in Paradise.”
The premiere episode of ABC’s latest reality show will air on Monday, Aug. 4, at 8 p.m. “Bachelor in Paradise” will take the time slot previously held by Andi Dorfman’s season of “The Bachelorette,” which wrapped up the previous week with a beautiful proposal from winner Josh Murray. But what can viewers expect in episode 1? Sexy single contestants, romance and of course, a lot of drama.
The Aug. 4 premiere will kick off by introducing contestants of “Bachelor” and “Bachelorette” past. These 14 cast members have been lucky in love during previous seasons, but will arrive in Tulum, Mexico for a second chance at romance. The group will be welcomed by host Chris Harrison and engage in an arrival cocktail party – and its there that they’ll learn “once shocking detail” – “At the end of the week, anyone who is not in a romantic relationship will be sent home.”
So, how will the game work? In week one, the men will be handing out the roses. Each male contestant will give a rose to the one woman that they’d like to spend more time with and get to know. Those women who do not receive roses “will leave paradise forever.”
It’s a guessing game of who will shack up with whom. And Lacy Faddoul of Juan Pablo’s season of “The Bachelor” will kick things off first – grabbing Robert Graham of Desiree Hartsock’s “The Bachelorette” for a dip in the water, only to later “canoodle” with Marcus Grodd of Andi Dorfman’s “The Bachelorette.”
Like “The Bachelorette” and “The Bachelor,” the cast members of “Bachelor in Paradise” can look forward to date cards to move things along. Four lucky women will have the chance to use date cards this week to ask out a bachelor that they’d like to spend time with. But in usual “Bachelor” and “Bachelorette” fashion, these date cards will be causing some drama.
The drama will begin with Clare, who receives the first date card. Clare wants to ask out one man that she’s fond of, however another one of the women “stakes her claim.” The synopsis for the premiere teases, “in order to appease her, Clare decides to ask out Robert.” Robert will accept, and the duo will explore the “ancient and majestic Tulum Ruins” before taking a dip in the water.
Sarah Herron of Sean Lowe’s “The Bachelor” will land the second date card and decides to ask out Marcus. But what Sarah doesn’t know is that Marcus is crushing on another woman in the mix. Despite that little hiccup, Marcus will accept Sarah’s date and embark on a trip to Coba to “rappel into Tankah-ha Cenote” underwater sinkhole. It’s unclear where Marcus’ heart is at, but the bachelor will apparently warm up to Sarah because the pair will share a kiss.
An “unexpected surprise arrival” will land the third date card, introducing yet another twist to “Bachelor in Paradise.” This mysterious woman will choose to spend some time with Marquel Martin of Andi Dorfman’s “The Bachelorette.” The duo will take a romantic horseback ride on the beach of Playa del Carmen – but will sparks fly?
As for the fourth date card? Lacy will land the coveted final card and will face a tough decision. With two suitors vying for her heart, it’ll be up to Lacy to break one man’s heart.
The premiere episode of “Bachelor in Paradise” will end in drama that viewers won’t want to miss. With love triangles developing and “uncoupled cast members scrambling to make a connection,” the rose ceremony threatens to break some hearts early on. But it’ll be a “surprise announcement” from a bachelorette that will “leave everyone speechless and forever change the course of paradise.”
“Bachelor in Paradise” will premiere on ABC on Monday, Aug. 4 at 8 p.m. EDT. Will you be tuning in? Who do you want to couple up? Tweet your thoughts to @AmandaTVScoop.