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BACHELOR IN PARADISE
Air Date: Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Time Slot: 8:00 PM-10:01 PM EST on ABC
Episode Title: (#401B) "Episode 401B"
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SEASON PREMIERE

FORMER 'BACHELOR' AND 'BACHELORETTE' CAST MEMBERS TRAVEL TO PARADISE IN SEARCH OF A SECOND CHANCE AT LOVE, ON ABC'S 'BACHELOR IN PARADISE'

Season 3 Alumni Carly and Evan Tie the knot in Paradise Tuesday, August 15

"Episode 401a" - Looking for a second chance at love on the fourth season premiere of the highly anticipated "Bachelor in Paradise," beginning MONDAY, AUGUST 14 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT) on the ABC Television Network, the cast arrives one by one to their own private paradise in the gorgeous town of Sayulita, located in Vallarta-Nayarit, Mexico. The cast comprised of former fan favorites and controversial characters from "The Bachelor" franchise live together along the shores of Paradise beach, share exotic dates, and explore new romances, all for another chance to find love. They all left "The Bachelor" or "The Bachelorette" with broken hearts, but now they'll travel to a romantic paradise, hoping to turn a potential summer fling into the real thing.

One of the most shocking and dramatic seasons in Bachelor Nation history begins with host Chris Harrison explaining that production had to be suspended. Later, a beloved bartender from seasons past tearfully tells the new arrivals news that will change Paradise forever. Later, Harrison announces a new twist that poses a threat to the men. One distressed damsel is crushed when the dude she finds dreamy is asked out on a date by another woman to whom she had previously confessed her crush. One bikini-boasting babe finds herself torn between Santa Claus and a penguin. Meanwhile, an unfortunate female receives some sad news that sends her packing for home, with the hope of returning. But will the boy she bonded with be able to find a way of staying in Paradise without her rose? Two runners-up from previous seasons hook up for a date that involves some wet and wild fun in the sun. But by episode's end, will Paradise be closed for good, or will one of the best parts of summer be saved?

"Episode 401b" - In the next episode that airs TUESDAY, AUGUST 15 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), Carly and Evan exchange marriage vows in Paradise before an assemblage of their family and friends, including many of our Bachelor favorites. Then, it's time for the tears to flow, including from the bride and the groom... and Ashley I. too! Later, the cast returns to Paradise and sits down with host Chris Harrison for a thought-provoking conversation about the encounter that caused all of the controversy. Once the show resumes, the cast tries to pick up where they left off. Watch one couple's relationship heat up, while the production time out changed the momentum for others. Meanwhile, one desperate and lonely lady wants a date card to help her get something new started, but is disappointed when it goes to someone she thinks doesn't need it. Will this date mark the beginning of what could be our next Carly and Evan?

As previously announced, below is the "Bachelor in Paradise" cast:

· 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)

Some additional bachelors and bachelorettes from seasons past will be announced at a later date.

Over the course of the season, we'll follow these former bachelors and bachelorettes as they explore new relationships while living together in Mexico, in a secluded and dreamy paradise. America will watch as they fall in love or go through renewed heartbreak. "Bachelor in Paradise" will feature shocking twists, surprises, unexpected guests and some of the most unlikely relationships in "Bachelor" history. There's no telling who will find love this season, just like Jade and Tanner did and their subsequent 2016 wedding.

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. "Bachelor in Paradise" is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC's selected HDTV format. (CLOSED CAPTIONED)

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BACHELOR IN PARADISE (ABC)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
8/4/14 - ???
STATUS:
on hiatus or fate to be determined
TIME SLOT:
completed airing its current season
CURRENT SEASON:
4 (9 episodes)
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
completed airing its fourth season on 9/11/17; has yet to be renewed for a fifth season
DESCRIPTION:
(from ABC's press release, July 2017) ABC sets a new date for the summer breakout series "Bachelor in Paradise," with a two-night premiere kicking off MONDAY, AUGUST 14 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT) and TUESDAY, AUGUST 15 (8:00-10:00 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. Warner Bros. suspended filming on the fourth season of the hit series earlier this summer to investigate allegations of misconduct. After completing their internal investigation, Warner Bros. concluded that there was no misconduct and production resumed. 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. 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.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Chris Harrison as Host
CREW INFORMATION:
· Elan Gale as EP
· Mike Fleiss as EP
· Nicole Woods as EP
GENRE(S):
· reality (all)
· reality (competition)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Next Entertainment
· Warner Horizon Television