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'Bachelor In Paradise' Season 7: Premiere Date, Cast, Filming, & More Info

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It wouldn't truly feel like summer without watching a whole bunch of hotties look for love on screen. After a long hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic, your favorite seasonal dating show is on its way back. So, here's everything you need to know about Bachelor in Paradise Season 7, including intel on the premiere date, cast, filming location and more:

It's been close to two years since Bachelor and Bachelorette alumni packed their swimsuits and headed to paradise. In the summer of 2020, lockdown was well underway, so the Bachelor spinoff series was postponed to 2021. Now, after managing both a Bachelorette and Bachelor season amid COVID (involving all kinds of tests and quarantine requirements), it seems like producers now have a handle on how to film during a pandemic. Plus, with the vaccine now being distributed, 2021 is looking promising for a big Paradise return.

With multiple new installments of the franchise coming to screens this year, you can rest assured there will be plenty of drama (and maybe even a few love connections) as 2021 continues. With two Bachelorette seasons and a Season 7 of Bachelor in Paradise, there won't be any shortage of content.

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'Bachelor In Paradise' Season 7 Premiere Date

During the March 15 "After the Final Rose" special following Matt James' Bachelor season, guest host Emmanuel Acho said Katie Thurston's Bachelorette season will air this summer, followed by a "super-sized edition" of Bachelor in Paradise later in the summer. Michelle Young's season of The Bachelorette will air following BIP in the fall of 2021.

On April 7, the official Bachelor Nation Instagram account revealed Season 7 will premiere on Monday, Aug. 16.

'Bachelor In Paradise' Season 7 Cast

While the full BIP cast list has yet to be released, fans know of at least one contestant who's likely heading to paradise. Fan-fave Dr. Joe Park, who competed in Clare/Tayshia's Bachelorette season, will apparently be looking for love in the spinoff. In January, after Joe received his second COVID vaccine, ABC exec Rob Mills tweeted indicated Joe would be partying on the sand.

'Bachelor In Paradise' Season 7 Filming Details

While the Season 7 filming location is still a mystery, with Katie's season expected to begin filming shortly, once that wraps, BIP will be next. Since Season 1's production took place in Tulum and Seasons 2 through 6 were filmed in Sayulita, there's a pretty good chance BIP Season 7 will also be filmed in Mexico. If not, you can bet it'll be some other warm-weather location that will help you enjoy the last days of summer when Season 7 (likely) airs in August.

Check back for more updates as they become available.

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