ABC has handed a fourth-season renewal to Bachelor in Paradise, the summer reality series featuring alumni from The Bachelor and The Bachelorette. The news was announced tonight during the network’s Bachelor in Paradise: After Paradise.
Over the course of six weeks, Bachelor in Paradise features twists, surprises, unexpected guests and some of the most unlikely relationships in Bachelor franchise history, says the network. “There’s no telling who will find love this season, just like Jade and Tanner did last year with their engagement and subsequent 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.
ABC has touted Bachelor in Paradise for its sturdy competition against the 2016 Summer Olympics. According to the network, BIP grew its average overall audience by 9% year to year (6.2 million vs. 5.7 million) and held even with Adults 18-49 (2.0/8), and was also up from last year by double digits with Men 18-34 (+13%), Men 18-49 (+22%), Men 25-54 (+18%) and Teens 12-17 (+29%). During its 2016 run, the unscripted series ranked as Monday’s No. 1 TV series in Adults 18-34, while also standing as the top-rated show on both Monday and Tuesday with Women 18-34.