As summer winds down, we are just a few weeks away from the end of Bachelor in Paradise. And while we’re in denial — we definitely need to mark our calendars for the finale.

The last episode of everyone’s favorite summer guilty pleasure will be on Monday, Sept. 11 at 8 p.m. Yes, blink and we’ll see the newest batch of Bachelor couples — and maybe an engagement or two.

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So what can fans expect from the Season 4 finale, which has been plagued with drama thanks to the sexual misconduct scandal involving Corinne Olympios and DeMario Jackson? According to host Chris Harrison, there will be a live element to the episode.

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“One of the things that will be a little different is our time in Paradise was cut down and compacted, therefore the show will extend back into the real world,” he told Entertainment Weekly. “It’s going to be a lot of finding out what’s been happening, because things have been continuing back in the real world since the show wrapped up in Mexico.”

There will also be a reunion special, separate from his sit-down interviews with Corinne and DeMario. “The live [finale] at the end will be more like After the Final Rose where we’re live, the show is wrapping up, and there will be people involved that were on the show because we have to find out where everybody is. I don’t think you can put those into usual Bachelor boxes because they’re going to be so different.”

Next ‘Bachelor’

While we hate to see BiP end, it will be making room for another TV guilty pleasure — Dancing With The Stars! The reality dancing competition will premiere on ABC the following week, Monday, Sept. 18 at 8 p.m. While fans will have to wait until the full cast is announced, Nikki Bella, Nick and Vanessa Lachey, and a Property Brother are rumored to be competing this season!

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