This summer, Bachelor Nation will have a new series to devour in addition to its annual warm-weather guilty pleasure, Bachelor in Paradise.
The name of the show, The Proposal, shouldn’t surprise any fans of the reality franchise, which typically ends with an engagement of some sorts. On Tuesday, April 24, ABC announced a 10-episode arc that will follow 10 eligible daters looking to “woo the mystery suitor” in four pageant-style rounds.
The first round will involve just their words; the second would involve a beachwear component, or as the press release describes it, a chance for the contestants to “bare their souls.” The third round involves the mystery suitor asking contestants pressing romantic questions; and the fourth involves contestants seeking to receive “a seal of approval” from the mystery suitor’s “most trusted family member.”
Contestants will be eliminated at the end of each round until only two remaining daters are left standing. At that point, the mystery suitor will be revealed for the first time and the two contestants are given the opportunity to present a romantic proposal “of their choice.”
It’s unclear from the release whether this necessitates a marriage proposal or just an official date invite.
Former NFL quarterback and Season 5 Bachelor Jesse Palmer will host the series, which was thought up by Bachelor creator Mike Fleiss.