7:41am PT by Kimberly Nordyke
'Bachelor in Paradise' Renewed for Second Season
The Bachelor franchise is returning to paradise.
ABC has ordered a second season of Bachelor in Paradise, the spinoff series that finds Bachelor/Bachelorette alums living together in a tropical setting as they look for love. The reality show will return in summer 2015.
The spinoff series, set in Mexico and hosted by Chris Harrison, airs its season finale Monday night. It served as somewhat of a replacement for Bachelor Pad, a summer competition show that aired for three seasons on ABC (from 2010-12).
The news follows on the heels of ABC's announcement that Iowa-based farmer Chris Soules will star in the next season of The Bachelor, premiering in January.
Bachelor in Paradise is produced by Next Entertainment in association with Warner Horizon Television. Mike Fleiss and Martin Hilton are executive producers.