April 7, 2022

ABC announced today that Bachelor in Paradise has been renewed for an eighth season. The reality series returned to the air last summer after taking a year off due to the coronavirus pandemic. Today's pickup isn't a huge surprise, as last month creator Mike Fleiss responded on social media to a cancellation rumor in a since-deleted Tweet, stating "Canceled??? No f***ing way!!! #BachelorInParadise forever!"

The spin-off series, which features contestants from previous seasons of 'The Bachelor' and 'The Bachelorette' searching for love in a tropical resort, remains a solid summer entry for the network. The continued success of the 'Bachelor' franchise, which began 20 years ago, has resulted in a number of offshoots. 2010's 'Bachelor Pad' was the first entry to air in the summer months, lasting three seasons before being replaced by Bachelor in Paradise in 2014.