September 8, 2014
'Bachelor In Paradise' Renewal: Season 2 Ordered By ABC

There is more Bachelor in Paradise on the way for fans, even though the finale for Season 1 is just now airing Monday night on ABC. Just hours ahead of the final episode of the debut season, ABC announced that they're ready to do it all over again. Season 2 of BIP has officially been ordered.

Entertainment Weekly dished out the details on the Bachelor in Paradise renewal. Season 2 will debut next summer, and fans can surely expect a very similar schedule to what was done in this first go-around. Of course, it will be some time yet before a cast is determined, though fans are already speculating about which former The Bachelor and The Bachelorette stars they'd like to see return to look for love again. The Season 2 cast will surely have quite a few ladies from Chris Soules' upcoming season, along with a number of guys from The Bachelorette season that will come this spring.

Though nobody knew quite what to expect with Bachelor in Paradise this summer, it was a fun surprise for many. It wasn't quite Bachelor Pad, which ABC ran for three seasons before axing it last summer. At the same time, it's not quite The Bachelorette or The Bachelor either. It's a little like the franchise originals combined with speed dating with a lot of backstabbing and alcohol thrown in for fun.

Despite a lot of drama and chaos, Bachelor in Paradise spoilers indicate that two relationships have successfully transitioned into blossoming romances off-screen. Marcus Grodd and Lacy Faddoul are said to get engaged in the finale, and it seems Lacy is planning to move to Dallas where Marcus lives. Michelle Money and Cody Sattler are still together too, and Cody is moving to Utah where Michelle lives.

Could Bachelor in Paradise Season 2 be just as successful? It will all depend on how the cast shapes up, so hopefully the network can pull in some great personalities. Chris Harrison has indicated that there will be some tweaks to how they do the show for the next go-around, and it seems there will be a new location as well. However, knowing the people willing to participate in this craziness, there is guaranteed to be drama, chaos, and romance ahead no matter what else they tweak.

Reality TV World notes that Bachelor in Paradise ranked as the top new summer series for the coveted adults 18-49 demo, so it is easy to see why ABC went ahead and renewed the show for Season 2. Tune in to the Bachelor in Paradise finale airing Monday, September 8 and stay tuned for BIP spoilers as the show marches toward Season 2 next summer.

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