ABC has rescheduled the premiere date of “Bachelor in Paradise” — but not by a whole lot.
The show, which briefly shut down production in June after misconduct allegations from an incident involving cast members Corinne Olympios and DeMario Jackson, will premiere at 8 p.m. ET/PT Monday, Aug. 14. That’s all of six days after its originally scheduled debut.
The show will double up in its first week on the air, airing again on Tuesday, Aug. 15. It will then fit into the window ABC initially set for it.
Producer Warner Bros. TV shut down the show on June 11 after two producers made allegations of “misconduct” involving Olympios and Jackson. Both of them hired lawyers and made public statements, Olympios calling herself a “victim” and Jackson saying “malicious allegations” had been made against him.
After an investigation, however, the studio said it found no evidence to support “any charge of misconduct by a cast member.” ABC is now using the incident — it’s still not entirely clear what happened — to market the show.
“The previously announced cast will all be a part of this summer’s much buzzed about season, including the cast members that were at the center of the investigation,” a release from the network reads.
So … yeah. “Bachelor in Paradise” returns Aug. 14.