When Is the 'Bachelor In Paradise' Finale? How To Watch The Delayed Season End and Reunion Special

Some Bachelor in Paradise fans were confused Monday night when Dancing with the Stars replaced the dating show's normal 8 p.m. ET air time. Instead of a two-hour episode on Monday night—the show's regular time slot on ABC—the network will air a three-hour finale special Tuesday starting at 8 p.m. ET/PT. For viewers in the middle of the country, the broadcast will begin at 7 p.m. CT.

The extended slot will broadcast a typical, two-hour episode plus an hour-long reunion special. Unlike other Bachelor franchise specials, the reunion special was pre-recorded. There is not expected to be a live component.

Instead, ABC has prepared a jam-packed three hours that are expected to be full of engagements, breakups and more. While taking a look back at what happened months ago on Bachelor in Paradise, the show will also open up the series' next chapter by revealing the next Bachelor's identity. The next season isn't expected to air until January.

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Bachelor In Paradise starting cast 2019. John Fleenor/ABC

Tuesday night's three-hour special will wrap up the sixth season of Bachelor in Paradise.

Dancing with the Stars aired at 8 p.m. ET on Monday, the usual time of Paradise. It was the first episode of the show's 28th season. Because of its upcoming timeframe—taking over Mondays at 8 p.m. from Paradise—ABC moved Bachelor in Paradise into its Tuesday spot.

Fans of The Bachelor and its many franchises weren't completely out of luck Monday, though. Hannah Brown, former Bachelorette, was the first celebrity to take the stage on Dancing with the Stars. Judges awarded her the second highest score of the night: 20 out of 30 possible points. She came in second only to actor James Van Der Beek, best known for his work on the teen drama Dawson's Creek, who received 21 out of 20. Both Brown and Van Der Beek will appear again next week. No dancers were sent home during the first week.

Fans were also given a small tease of Bachelor in Paradise during Dancing with the Stars, though it was incorrect. The show labeled a group of people as the "Bachelor In Paradise Cast." None of those in the shot were from the show. Fans mocked the ABC show for the mislabeling and created a series of jokes on social media.

Bachelor in Paradise viewers also expressed their confusion and disappointment at the rescheduling.

2 years ago I was deployed overseas now I’m sitting here ticked off because the season finale of the bachelor in paradise isn’t coming on tonight so I have to wait till tomorrow 🤦🏽‍♂️ what have I become

— Ⓜ️yłëś (@myles_wood_) September 17, 2019

getting all comfy and cozy to watch the @BachParadise finale only to realize stupid fucking Dancing with the Stars bullshit it on instead is REALLY PUTTING A DAMPER ON MY ALREADY MEDIOCRE MONDAY

— Auburn Meister Barnes (@aubie1kenobi) September 17, 2019

yesterday sucked but time must go on. Happy FINALE Bachelor in Paradise Monday!!!

— Rachel Courtney (@rachelkcourtney) September 16, 2019

Screw Dancing with the Stars! I want Bachelor in Paradise #Bachelor #BachelorNation #BachelorInParadise #BIP #bachelorinpadadise #DWTS #bachelorpricks

— Loose Lips Lori H (@LooseLips15) September 17, 2019

That uh, that doesn’t look like the Bachelor In Paradise cast. #DWTS pic.twitter.com/5FyXmxGcIQ

— Corey Cohen #StayHome (@CoreyECohen) September 17, 2019

#DWTS wow so many new arrivals on the beach this week! #bachelorinparadise pic.twitter.com/JsiRNqIlGb

— Billy Ocean (@cloudfloating47) September 17, 2019

In addition, a loud conversation about the next Bachelor has been taking place on Twitter since August. A few frontrunners are Mike Johnson, Tyler Cameron, Derek Peth and Peter Weber. Johnson is a fan favorite and would be the first black Bachelor. He has recently been linked to singer Demi Lovato, though, which could undermine his chances. The same goes for Cameron, who has been dating model Gigi Hadid since early summer.