How Long Does \'Bachelor in Paradise\' Filming Last?
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Bachelor in Paradise

How Long Does ‘Bachelor in Paradise’ Filming Last?


The Bachelor franchise is known for asking cast members to fall in love quick as lightning, but Bachelor in Paradise really pushes the envelope.

While viewers are seeing the hook ups — and the resulting drama — play out over a six-week timespan, the actual filming of the series usually happens in half that time!

But in the aftermath of the Corinne Olympios-DeMario Jackson scandal, Season 4 will be even less than that. Yes, really!

According to Reality Steve, filming of the summer guilty pleasure has traditionally been just under three weeks.

In 2016, Season 3 filming kicked off on Wednesday, June 8 and wrapped on Sunday, June 26.

Carl King, Emily Ferguson, Brett Melnick, and Caila Quinn on Bachelor in Paradise Season 3, Week 4
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Yeah, 18 days is not a lot of time to form lasting love. It’s no wonder that out of the three couples who got engaged at the end of Paradise 3, only one made it down the aisle.

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The short shooting schedule and the pressure to couple up help explain a lot of the extreme dating behavior from the show’s cast —  no wonder Ashley Iaconetti cried over Jared Haibon so much in Season 2.

What do you think will happen when you cut out an additional EIGHT days from that process?

According to Season 4 star Vinny Ventiera, there were a few rule changes made to the spin-off following producer allegations of heavy drinking and consent issues on the set.

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JoJo Fletcher’s former contestant tells E! News they were forced to log their drinking, and were cut off at two drinks per hour.

Not only that, if they wanted to spend the night with a significant other, they had to ask for permission from a producer — and on-camera.

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“As if it's not already awkward that you're on camera hanging out with somebody, now you have to go in front of the camera and look at it and go, I'm willing to go spend the night with this person,” he recalls.

“It wasn't a buzzkill, but it was a little bit of a speed bump.”

That’ll definitely be something to adjust to for viewers, but we’re imagining the filming reduction from 18 days to only 10 will have the biggest impact on the show — and its couples’ successes.

“It was cut down to 10 days. It was definitely rapid-fire," Vinny details. “Less hours of sleeping, up bright and early.”

Josh Murray and Amanda Stanton on After Paradise
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Still, he has faith it’ll be turn out to be a good watch, even if it doesn’t end in the usual engagements.

He muses, “I think they accomplished it. I think it's going to be good.”


We hope so, seeing as these hookups will probably only end up being that — hookups.

Plus, the extreme time crunch makes us feel for the latecomers to the game.

This season, those key players are people like Haley and Emily Ferguson and Jaimi King.

Poor things are basically being asked to jump on a bullet train that’s already in motion. No, thank you! And let's just say the results will show..

Bachelor in Paradise premieres Monday, August 14 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.