Season 8 of Bachelor in Paradise was renewed in April 2022, bringing relief to the show's many devoted fans in Bachelor Nation.
Season one of Bachelor in Paradise aired in 2014, and since then, former contestants from both The Bachelor and The Bachelorette have traveled to Mexico in search of love (and maybe a few more likes on Instagram).
However, there is no rose (or summer dating series) without its thorn, and so speculation arose that the beloved Bachelor franchise wouldn't be back for an eighth season in 2022, despite the show's popularity and the fact that it has already aired seven seasons.
On April 7, 2022, the official BiP Twitter account made “the announcement you've been waiting for… Bachelor in Paradise is headed back to the beach for another season!” thus putting an end to the speculation.
If you want to know when Season 8 of Bachelor in Paradise will premiere and which seasoned members of Bachelor Nation will be heading to the islands, then keep reading.
Fans May Look Forward to More Paradise in the Summer of 2022
An article on Bustle claims that ABC has not yet announced when Season 8 of “Bachelor in Paradise” will premiere. At this time, the network has not announced when the new season will begin. To be sure, each season of “Paradise” has premiered in the summer, so viewers may anticipate a new batch of hopefuls looking for love on the beach in Mexico in the fall of 2022.
In 2020, the summer season did not premiere “Paradise” as normal owing to the COVID-19 epidemic. Consequently, while ABC is focusing on the other great series in the franchise, like “The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette,” viewers can be assured that “Bachelor in Paradise” will return at its regular time and be a fixture for summer once again, as it has been for the past seven years.
Those anticipating an official release date may have to wait until later in the summer.
Season 8 May Have Some Unexpected Casting Choices
The casting for Season 8 of “Bachelor in Paradise” has not been announced by ABC, nor has the premiere date (via Bustle). There have been so many single men and women on the program that they could all come back for another shot at love, making the franchise's potential for new pairings seemingly unlimited.
Candidates from current and future seasons of “The Bachelor,” including Matt James and Clayton Echard, as well as additional men from Katie Thurston's season and “Bachelorette” Michelle Young's season, will likely be present on the beach.
As an added bonus, Season 7 of “Bachelor in Paradise” shocked viewers by reuniting with a former “Bachelorette” in Becca Kufrin (via Cosmopolitan). Kufrin was the original leading man to come back to “Paradise” after a split and try to find love again.
It's possible that Kufrin's participation will encourage other ex-“Bachelor” and “Bachelorette” leads to visit the beach in the future despite the fact that she didn't find an engagement ring on the show. Katie Thurston is no longer attached to anyone (via People Magazine).
When Season 8 of Bachelor in Paradise Premieres, Who Will Be Hosting?
Naturally, there haven't been many announcements regarding Season 8 of “Bachelor in Paradise.” Fans, though, can't help but speculate who will be the show's host in the future season.
After longstanding presenter Chris Harrison announced his departure from the program in 2021, celebrity hosts like David Spade, Lil John, Tituss Burgess, and Lance Bass took the reins of “Paradise” (via Parade).
The franchise has hired former “Bachelor” Jesse Palmer to host the forthcoming seasons of “The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette,” and while it appeared that viewers appreciated the concept of a celebrity guest presenter, that may change.
It makes sense for Palmer to host “Bachelor in Paradise” after taking over the flagship shows of the brand. The network's future plans for “Paradise” have not been announced (via Variety), so fans will have to remain tuned.
Details about the next season of “Bachelor in Paradise” are still scarce, so fans will have to be patient for the time being. Before the return of warmer weather in 2022 for the reopening of “Paradise,” they can pass the time with the other shows in the series.
Mike Fleiss Reassures “Bip” Followers on Twitter, Only to Erase the Message Thereafter
On March 21, a Bachelor Nation Twitter account wrote, “My reaction to the news that Paradise would be canceled,” alongside a photo of Ben Affleck lighting up a cigarette. And that, my friends, is the only damn reason I continue to watch this franchise.
Fleiss replied to a tweet about the cancellation, “Canceled??? “, before deleting the message. Absolutely not!!! We're staying in #BachelorinParadise for the rest of the time! I heard about it on Reddit.
Everyone in Bachelor Nation is more perplexed than ever. One commenter on Reddit stated, “Well now he that said that I'm actually kinda frightened.” Another user on the platform speculated that this meant the show had been canceled.
Exactly why Fleiss tweeted what he did and then erased it is a mystery. However, there are still many viewers who hope the show will return for a new season of Bachelor in Paradise.
I mean, what if BIP ends up on Hulu? Another user on Reddit said, “And that's why it's not on their schedule for the year.” Several other viewers thought this was a possibility for the spinoff, too. Whether or not this series will continue after this point is unknown.
Numerous viewers enjoy watching Bachelor in Paradise every season. Many viewers enjoy the show and consider it a good time investment.
However, viewers are dissatisfied because they have no information regarding the next eighth season. I really want to see Season 8 of Bachelor in Paradise, so here's hoping it is renewed!