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Was your summer of 2013 sort of a let down due to the absence of Bachelor Pad? Ours too. The warmth and sunshine are just a little less delightful when they’re not paired with a weekly dose of Chris Harrison and inter-Bachelor Nation fraternizing. But fret not, as those Bachelor producers have gifted us with something even better for summer 2014 — Bachelor in Paradise, premiering Monday, August 4 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC!

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The spin-off brings all of the hooking up and rose ceremony goodness of the original BP franchise to the tropical beaches of Mexico. It’s been billed as less of a competition this time around, however, and will instead focus on the contestants finding love amongst other Bachelor/Bachelorette alums.

Though the show doesn’t premiere until early August, we’ve already done some expert sleuthing into the upcoming season and boy is it a doozy. We won’t give away too much here (you can click over to here to read the entire spoilerific scoop) but let’s outline some of the basics, shall we?

For one, it sounds like the men and women will switch off weeks having control of the roses, with each guy choosing one girl to save and vice versa. Also similar to the original show, there will be date cards to announce which contestants have chosen another to join them on a 1-on-1 date. And from what we hear, there’s been a lot of pairing off already — with some matches that might even surprise the most dedicated of Bachelor fans!

Click here to find out which Bachelor in Paradise couple recently stepped out publicly!

So which other familiar faces will you be seeing come August 4? You still have to wait to find out the remaining two of Andi Dorfman’s guys joining Marquel Martin on-island (or click here and find out now!), but find out the others right here and start making your couple predictions in the comments below!

Bachelor in Paradise premieres on Monday, August 4 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.