Bachelor in Paradise season 9 release date, cast, and everything we know so far

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Now that the latest season of The Bachelorette has concluded, all eyes are on the ABC franchise to see what’s next. Not only will we be getting the premiere of the brand-new reality show The Golden Bachelor, but the network is also giving us a new season of Bachelor in Paradise this September! That’s right, our favorite dating show is returning for more drama, romance, and inevitable heartbreak with Bachelor in Paradise season 9.

We’re just about a month out from the premiere of Bachelor in Paradise season 9, and we just got the full confirmed cast list! It’s an exciting time to be a fan of the dating show franchise. So let’s break down everything we know so far about the upcoming installment of the fun and flirty series.

When does Bachelor in Paradise season 9 premiere?

As part of its strike-proof schedule, ABC has announced a handful of reality series for the fall including Bachelor in Paradise season 9. The new season will air Thursday nights at 9/8c on ABC following new episodes of The Golden Bachelor beginning on Sept. 28. Mark your calendars, because we’re almost there!

Bachelor in Paradise season 9 cast

As of Aug. 25, we finally have the full cast list for Bachelor in Paradise season 9. Check out the list below to see if your favorite Bachelor alum will make an appearance to give love on reality TV another shot!

Here is everyone confirmed to appear in season 9 so far:

  • Greer Blitzer – The Bachelor season 27
  • Brayden Bowers – The Bachelorette season 20
  • Aaron Bryant – The Bachelorette season 20
  • Peter Cappio – The Bachelorette season 20
  • Eliza Isichei – The Bachelor season 26 / Bachelor in Paradise season 8
  • Sam Jeffries – The Bachelor season 26
  • Olivia Lewis – The Bachelor season 27
  • Cat Wong – The Bachelor season 27
  • Jess Girod – The Bachelor season 27
  • Kat Izzo – The Bachelor season 27
  • Sean McLaughlin – The Bachelorette season 20
  • Blake Moynes – The Bachelorette seasons 16 and 17
  • Mercedes Northup – The Bachelor season 27
  • Rachel Recchia – The Bachelor season 26/Bachelorette season 19
  • Kylee Russell – The Bachelor season 27
  • Brooklyn Willie – The Bachelor season 27
  • Aaron Schwartzman – The Bachelorette season 20
  • Will Urena – The Bachelorette season 18

You can see the full cast announcement via ABC here:

Last but not least, Jesse Palmer is confirmed to return this season, and Wells Adams will come back as the bartender. Prior to the official cast being announced, Reality Steve shared some spoilers for who he’d heard would be part of the cast. As always, his reports came out to be mostly true! He got almost all of them right.

What is Bachelor in Paradise season 9 about?

As we know, Bachelor in Paradise will take singles from various seasons of The Bachelor and Bachelorette and put them on an island where they have to search for the loves of their life. But with only so many people in paradise, people are bound to be in love triangles, which means jealousy will be all around.

Who will date who? Are there any hearts scorned from previous heartbreaks? And, most importantly, will anyone receive their happily ever after? We’ll find out soon enough!

We’ll know much more about Bachelor in Paradise season 9 as September 2023 approaches. We cannot wait to see the trailer and any sneak peeks that ABC gives us. Until then, stay tuned with Hidden Remote for more updates!

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FanSided Entertainment Staff contributed to this report.