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BACHELOR IN PARADISE
Air Date: Tuesday, August 07, 2018
Time Slot: 8:00 PM-10:00 PM EST on ABC
Episode Title: (#501) "Episode 501"
[NOTE: The following article is a press release issued by the aforementioned network and/or company. Any errors, typos, etc. are attributed to the original author. The release is reproduced solely for the dissemination of the enclosed information.]

SEASON PREMIERE

FORMER 'THE BACHELOR,' 'THE BACHELORETTE' AND 'BACHELOR WINTER GAMES' CAST MEMBERS TRAVEL TO MEXICO IN SEARCH OF A SECOND CHANCE AT LOVE, ON ABC'S 'BACHELOR IN PARADISE,' TUESDAY, AUG. 7

This Season Will Include Special Appearances by the Most Memorable Faces of Bachelor Nation

"Episode 501" - In the premiere episode of what promises to be another wild ride of "Bachelor in Paradise," our favorite members of Bachelor Nation begin their journey for another chance at finding love at a luxurious Mexico resort, airing TUESDAY, AUG. 7 (8:00-10:00 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network, streaming and on demand. Host and keeper of the keys Chris Harrison is there to greet the men and women that are hoping to find true love on the beach like Carly and Evan or Jade and Tanner, who found each other in previous seasons, and have since married and started families. Later this season, these two happy couples will return to make an appearance in Paradise in addition to more Bachelor Nation twosomes and fan favorites, including Ashley I. and Jared, Raven and Adam, Arie and Lauren B., Ben Higgins, Becca Kufrin and Amanda Stanton.

It doesn't take long for things to get interesting when the first bachelorette makes her arrival on the beach - literal and emotional baggage in tow. This lovelorn lady makes it clear that she is there for one former flame, even though she has no idea where his feelings stand or if he'll even be joining her in Paradise. Ultimately, when the cast assembles itself, her bachelor of choice is nowhere to be found. Dismay quickly adds to her disappointment when the first date card has this particular girl's name on it, and everyone is shocked when she decides to take another castaway from Becca's season on a romantic escapade.

One fit and feisty female is thrilled that a cute grocer wasn't chosen for the first date, but when he shows interest in her nemesis, this notorious mischief-maker focuses her attention on a sexy Canadian lad. As the rest of the group get to know one another, they speculate about the first date of the season, certain that it will be platonic; but to everyone's shock, the couple discovers that they are looking for the same things in a relationship and they actually hit it off.

Having finally taken his date's mind off of her long-lost love, this heartsick young woman is excited, once again, about what the future holds. However, just when she thought she had moved on, the man she was originally hoping to see in Paradise finally arrives the next morning, date card in hand. Much to the chagrin of her date from night one, she is quick to accept another chance with her past love and hops aboard his jet ski. The rejected bachelor left behind is convinced that the man from his sweet date's past has the wrong intentions, and he, along with some of the others, are itching for a confrontation when the couple returns.

Hosted by Chris Harrison, "Bachelor in Paradise" is a production of Next Entertainment in association with Warner Horizon Unscripted & Alternative Television. Mike Fleiss, Martin Hilton, Nicole Woods and Elan Gale are the executive producers. "Bachelor in Paradise" is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC's selected HDTV format, with 5.1 stereo surround sound.

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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:
5 (11 episodes)
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
completed airing its fifth season on 9/11/18; has yet to be renewed for a sixth season
DESCRIPTION:
(from ABC's press release, June 2018) Summer lovin' is sure to happen fast as the hit series "Bachelor in Paradise" returns for season five TUESDAY, AUG. 7 (8:00-10:00 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network, streaming and on demand. Breakout fan favorites from "The Bachelor" franchise are back and ready for a second (or third) chance at finding love. They may have left "The Bachelor" or "The Bachelorette" brokenhearted, but now they have the opportunity to travel to a romantic paradise in hopes of turning a potential summer fling into the real thing. Cast to be announced at a later date. Fans will follow former bachelors and bachelorettes as they explore new relationships while living together in a secluded and dreamy paradise in Mexico. As they have some fun in the sun, America will witness whether they fall in love or are reintroduced to heartbreak. This season will be sure to feature shocking twists, surprises, unexpected guests and some of the most unlikely relationships in "Bachelor" history. Which romantic hopefuls will follow in the footsteps of Jade and Tanner or Carly and Evan? And for anyone wondering where Paradise could lead them, newly engaged Ashley and Jared have proven that anything is possible when it comes to true love.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Chris Harrison as Host
CREW INFORMATION:
· Elan Gale as EP
· Martin Hilton as EP
· Mike Fleiss as EP
· Nicole Woods as EP
GENRE(S):
· reality (all)
· reality (competition)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Next Entertainment
· Warner Horizon Television