Rejoice, Bachelor in Paradise fans: We finally have news about the upcoming sixth season of the hit ABC reality spinoff that brings together past The Bachelor and The Bachelorette contestants in a gorgeous, tropical locale—and then lets the drama take things from there.
The post, which appeared on the interwebs on April 10, read, “Hey Beaches! #BachelorInParadise returns for a new season on Monday, July 29! 🌴”
In the meantime, you can get your fix when Bachelorette Hannah Brown’s season premieres on May 13.
Here’s everything we know so far about the new season:
The premiere date: Bachelor in Paradise has basically become a summertime staple, and the good news is that this year, it’s starting even sooner than usual. Episodes typically begin airing in August (last year premiered on August 7; the year before on August 14), but the show announced via its Instagram that season six will kick off on July 29 instead.
When it will air: The new episodes will air Monday evenings from 8 to 10 P.M., according to ABC.
The host: Chris Harrison, per the show’s ‘gram above. (As if he’d be going anywhere.) He makes an appearance in the new season’s Baywatch-style teaser. Unfortunately it didn’t give many details away.
The contestants: Although no announcements have been made yet about which familiar faces will be taking a trip to paradise this season, there are sure to be some fan favorites and others people would rather never hear from again. Last year, the cast list was announced at the beginning of July, though we’ll probably know a few more names in the weeks to come.
That didn’t keep fans from guessing who might be on, however.
That’s all we know for now, but don’t worry—this post will be updated as new details are released.