The third season of Bachelor in Paradise kicked off with big-time drama and a little bit of romance on Tuesday night. Although Chad is gone, there’s more craziness ahead as an additional 15 former Bachelor and Bachelorette contestants arrive in Paradise throughout the season.
Here’s everything you need to know about this season of Bachelor in Paradise, including a weekly episode schedule and a list of contestants who will arrive — and leave — each over the course of the six-week series.
Warning: There are Bachelor in Paradise Season 3 spoilers below, including the names of the contestants who arrive on each episode, the dates, and the rose ceremony eliminations.
There’s good news for fans who can’t get enough Paradise drama — ABC announced that the show will air two nights per week for the rest of the season — Mondays from 8 – 10 p.m. ET and Tuesdays from 8 – 9 p.m. ET. If that’s not enough drama to kick off your week, Chris Harrison will return as host of the live After Paradise talk show on Tuesday nights starting August 9 (9 – 10 p.m. ET) right through to the season finale in September.
Week 1: On the season premiere (August 2), 15 contestants arrived at the Playa Escondida Resort in Mexico, where they were greeted by Chris Harrison. Two ladies were eliminated on Week 1 (Jubilee Sharpe and Leah Block) and, after upsetting just about everyone in Paradise with his out-of-control behavior, Chris Harrison sent Chad Johnson home.
The following contestants were safe for another episode and will move on to Week 2: Nick Viall, Amanda Stanton, Sarah Herron, twins Haley and Emily Ferguson, Lace Morris, Izzy Goodkind, Carly Waddell, Jared Haibon, Evan Bass, Grant Kemp, Daniel Maguire, and Vinny Ventiera.
Week 2 (August 8 – 9): According to Reality Steve, three men will arrive on the second week, men will ask for dates, and the ladies will hand out roses. Fans can expect to see Christian Bishop (JoJo Fletcher), Josh Murray (Andi Dorfman), and Brandon Andreen (Des Hartsock).
- Dates —Josh and Amanda, Christian and Sarah, and Brandon with the Ferguson twins.
- Rose Ceremony — Christian and Brandon will leave during the rose ceremony.
— Bachelor Nation (@bachelorn234) July 17, 2016
Week 3 (August 15 – 16): Three ladies will arrive this week — Jen Saviano (Ben), Ashley Iaconetti (Chris, BIP 2), and Caila Quinn (Ben)
- Dates — Caila will ask Jared, Jen will go with Nick, and Jared will get a second date this week with — surprise — Ashley I.
- Rose Ceremony —Sarah is eliminated during the rose ceremony, but spoilers point to Ashley I. leaving (crying?) only to return for another chance with someone other than Jared.
Week 4 (August 22 – 23): Four men will arrive in Paradise this week — Wells Adams (JoJo), Ryan Beckett (Kaitlyn), Carl King (Andi), Brett Melnick (Andi).
Vinny leaves before the rose ceremony. The Ferguson twins decide to leave on Week 4. According to a previous report from the Inquisitr, before they leave, Haley and Emily warn Amanda about Josh and that creates some major drama on the show.
- Dates — Brett and Caila, Carl and Emily, Ryan and Haley, Wells and Ashley.
- Rose Ceremony — Daniel, Ryan, and Carl leave without a rose.
Week 5 (August 29 – 30): Four ladies join the Bachelor in Paradise cast this week and they are all from Ben Higgins’ season of the Bachelor — Shushanna Mkrtychyan, Jami Letain, Tiara Soleim, and Lauren Himle.
According to Reality Steve, Caila leaves before the rose ceremony due to the drama and Jared leaves because he is only interested in Caila. Izzy and Shushanna also leave before the rose ceremony.
- Dates — Jami and Wells, Nick and Jen, and a double date with Shushanna, Wells, Lauren, and Brett.
- Rose Ceremony — Brett decides not to give his rose out and leaves. Lauren, Jami, and Tiara are all eliminated.
Week 6 Season Finale (September 5 – 6) ABC has yet to release a confirmed date for the finale. September 5 is Labor Day, so there may be a date change if the network decides not to air the show on a holiday.
Five couples make it to the season finale, and just like on the previous seasons of ABC’s Bachelor in Paradise, host Chris Harrison will give the couples an opportunity to spend the night in the Fantasy Suite. They can opt out and break up, or spend the night and then decide whether they will stay together or end their relationship before the final rose ceremony.
Reality Steve is confident that viewers will see five couples on the Bachelor in Paradise season finale — Josh Murray and Amanda Stanton, Grant Kemp and Lace Morris, Evan Bass and Carly Waddell, Nick Viall and Jen Saviano, and Wells Adams and Ashley Iaconetti.
Only one couple turns down the Fantasy Suite — Ashley and Wells. They leave the show before the overnights, but the other four couples spend the night together.
Bachelor franchise creator Mike Fleiss has hinted that three couples get engaged on the show, so that means one of the four remaining couples will break up.
I bet that at least one of our #BachelorInParadise engaged couples will get married… ❤️
— Mike Fleiss (@fleissmeister) June 28, 2016
Spoilers point to Nick breaking things off with Jen, and the remaining three couples will get engaged — Carly and Evan, Amanda and Josh, and Lace and Grant.
How long will their engagements last? Which couple may end up getting married on the season finale? Find out if the spoilers are correct — watch the Bachelor in Paradise on Monday and Tuesday nights starting at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.
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