Bachelor In Paradise Season 8: Release Date, Cast, And New Details

"Bachelor in Paradise" is one of summer's most popular reality TV shows. The series is a spin-off of the ultra-popular "The Bachelor" and "The Bachelorette," and features people who looked for love on the original shows. This time, they all get to mingle on the beach in Mexico while trying for another shot at love (via Yahoo!). There is almost always an uneven number of men and women on the beach, so those who aren't coupled up and don't get a rose from a prospective partner are sent home, while a crop of new cast members are shuffled in throughout the season.

At the end of the season, the pairs who are still on the beach get the option to break up for good, leave "Paradise" together as a couple, or take the huge step of getting engaged. During Season 7 of the beloved show, three couples got engaged, including "Grocery Store" Joe Amabile and Serena Pitt, per Us Weekly Magazine.

Although "Bachelor in Paradise" Season 7 ended in October 2021, fans are already gearing up for Season 8. Here's what we know.

Fans can expect to see more Paradise in Summer 2022

According to a report by Bustle, it's unclear exactly when "Bachelor in Paradise" will return to ABC for Season 8. No official season premiere date has been given by the network as of yet. However, each season of "Paradise" has aired in the summertime, which means that fans can likely expect to see a brand new crop of contestants hoping to find love on the beach in Mexico sometime in the latter part of 2022.

Despite the fact that there was no "Paradise" in the summer of 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the show usually begins airing in August. So while ABC is focused on the franchise's other hit shows such as "The Bachelor" and "The Bachelorette," viewers can be fairly certain that "Bachelor in Paradise" will return at its regular time and be a staple for summer yet again, just like it has been for the past seven seasons.

Meanwhile, those looking for an official release date may have to wait until closer to summer for answers.

Casting surprises could be in store for Season 8

Just like with the release date, ABC has yet to announce any casting for "Bachelor in Paradise" Season 8 (via Bustle). However, the possibilities are endless when it comes to the franchise, as there have been so many men and women on the show who would likely return in hopes of a second chance to find love. Of course, there will probably be some brand new faces as hopefuls from recent and upcoming seasons of "The Bachelor" — like Matt James and Clayton Echard's seasons — will likely be on the beach, as well as more men from Katie Thurston's season and "Bachelorette" Michelle Young's season.

In addition, Season 7 of "Bachelor in Paradise" stunned fans when they brought back a former "Bachelorette" in Becca Kufrin (via Cosmopolitan). Kufrin was the first leading star to return after a breakup and look for love in "Paradise." While Kufrin didn't get another engagement ring on the beach, she did find a relationship with Thomas Jacobs, and her appearance could set the stage for more former "Bachelor" and "Bachelorette" leads to come to the beach in the future. After all, Katie Thurston is single again (via People Magazine). 

Who will host Bachelor in Paradise Season 8?

Of course, not many details have been given about "Bachelor in Paradise" Season 8. However, fans can't help but wonder who will host the upcoming season of the show. Since longtime host Chris Harrison opted to leave the franchise in 2021, "Paradise" was hosted by celebrity guest hosts such as David Spade, Lil John, Tituss Burgess, and Lance Bass (via Parade). While it seemed that fans liked the idea of a celebrity guest host, all that may change now that the franchise has hired former "Bachelor" Jesse Palmer as the host of the upcoming seasons of both "The Bachelor" and "The Bachelorette."

Since Palmer is taking over duties on the franchise's flagship shows, it seems natural that he would also host "Bachelor in Paradise." However, that announcement has yet to be made (via Variety), so fans will have to stay tuned to find out how the network will handle "Paradise" going forward.

For now, viewers will have to be patient when it comes to the details of the next season of "Bachelor in Paradise." They can enjoy the franchise's other shows until the warmer weather returns to reopen "Paradise" in 2022.