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‘Bachelor in Paradise’ Production Halted Over ‘Allegations of Misconduct’

Season 4 was scheduled to air Aug. 8

Last Updated: June 12, 2017 @ 12:43 PM

Production on Season 4 of ABC’s “Bachelor in Paradise” has been suspended, according to a statement from Warner Bros.

“We have become aware of allegations of misconduct on the set of ‘Bachelor in Paradise’ in Mexico,” the statement reads. “We have suspended production, and we are conducting a thorough investigation of these allegations. Once the investigation is complete, we will take appropriate responsive action.”

The “Bachelor” spinoff, which shoots in Puerto Vallarta, was scheduled to premiere on Tuesday, Aug. 8.

The reality show follows “Bachelor” and “Bachelorette” alumni as they explore new relationships — and steamy hookups — while living together in Mexico. Also hosted by Chris Harrison, “BiP” is rowdier and less romantic than its predecessors, featuring lots of of  twists, surprises, unexpected guests… and unexpected hookups.

This is not the first time that the romance-focused series has dealt with controversy. Chad Johnson, a notorious troublemaker on “The Bachelorette” Season 12, was kicked off of “Bachelor in Paradise” Season 3 for behavior that producers deemed to be overly aggressive.

The franchise castoffs looking for love in Season 4 are:

Raven Gates of “The Bachelor” Season 21
Corinne Olympios of “The Bachelor” Season 21
Amanda Stanton of “The Bachelor” Season 20  and “Bachelor in Paradise” Season 3
Alexis Waters of “The Bachelor” Season 21
Derek Peth of “The Bachelorette” Season 12
DeMario Jackson of “The Bachelorette” Season 13
Lacey Mark of “The Bachelor” Season 21
Kristina Schulman of “The Bachelor” Season 21
Nick “St. Nick” Benvenutti of “The Bachelorette” Season 12
Danielle Maltby of “The Bachelor” Season 21
Taylor Nolan of “The Bachelor” Season 21
Robby Hayes of “The Bachelorette” Season 12
Ben Zorn of “The Bachelorette” Season 11
Jasmine Goode of “The Bachelor” Season 21
Vinny Ventiera of “The Bachelorette” Season 12  and “Bachelor in Paradise” Season 3
Alex Woytkiw of “The Bachelorette” Season 12

During its 2016 run, “Bachelor in Paradise” ranked as Monday’s No. 1 TV series in adults 18-34, while also standing as the top-rated show on both Monday and Tuesday with women 18-34.

“Bachelor in Paradise” is produced by Next Entertainment in association with Warner Horizon Television. Mike Fleiss, Martin Hilton, Nicole Woods and Elan Gale are executive producers.

Further details to come.