As Andi Dorfman’s reign as Bachelorette winds down — “Men Tell All” is July 21! — we find ourselves trying to imagine what we’ll do with our time without our favorite contestants keeping us company on Monday nights. Never fear, Bachelor in Paradise is (almost) here!

The new dating series from ABC’s masterminds of love will feature fan favorites from multiple seasons of The Bachelor and Bachelorette franchises, including several cast-offs from Andi’s current season. But what excites us most is  the plot twist that will keep contestants guessing from episode to episode. What is it?

According to People, as two castmates are sent away each week, two new Bachelor Nation members arrive to take their places in the cabana. Yep! Two new beautiful, shiny people to attract the wandering eyes of already coupled guys and gals and to stir the pot o’ love. Pure evil genius!


And according to Reality Steve, it seems the tactic worked wonders in the drama department. The spoiler guru reports that several initial pairings broke off with the introduction of new cast members, and a couple of Andi’s men again got the short end of the dating-multiple-people-at-once stick. Wah, wah.

Wanna see the couples whose “eternal love” sprouted in Paradise? Check out our gallery of hook ups here.

And tell us in the comments what you think of ABC’s plot twist. Evil, or evil genius?

Sources: People, Reality Steve