Ten commissions second season of Bachelor in Paradise

In the midst of its highest-rating season of The Bachelor ever, Ten has confirmed the return of spin-off series Bachelor in Paradise.

The first season, featuring a cast of previous contestants from both The Bachelor and The Bachelorette, premiered in March with 750,000 metro viewers, and ended five weeks later with 774,000.


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Ten’s head of entertainment and factual programming Stephen Tate said series two will be even bigger than the first.

“Bachelor in Paradise was an out of the box hit on all screens,” he said. “From the moment the cast met on the island, this show took on a life of its own and we knew we were onto something genuinely fun and entertaining. Best of all, it brought new viewers to the Bachelor franchise.

“With more cast members to choose from, there are endless combinations of potential relationships. Series two is set to be even bigger.”

The series will once again be hosted by Osher Günsberg.

Its scheduling has not yet been confirmed, but it is unlikely to commence production until both this season of The Bachelor, and the upcoming season of The Bachelorette have finished. It ewill screen in 2019.

The current season of The Bachelor with Nick ‘Honey Badger’ Cummins gifted the network its highest premiere figure for the franchise to date, with 940,000 metro viewers tuning in.

The upcoming season of The Bacheorette will feature Ali Oetjen, who in addition to placing third on season one of The Bachelor, featured on Bachelor in Paradise this year.

Over the weekend, Ten announced some more programming commissions, including a local version of UK show Sunday Night Takeaway.

On nights when The Bachelor is not screening, the network has struggled with audience share, frequently slipping below the ABC.


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