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‘Bachelor in Paradise’ and more paradise-set TV shows

Debbie Reynolds in a studio dressing room, is

Debbie Reynolds in a studio dressing room, is the star of the new television series, "Aloha Paradise,", Feb. 12, 1981 in Los Angeles. It?s her second series, and the character she plays, Sydney Chase, is "really Debbie Reynolds," she says, because "she?s a lot of fun, which I am, but she?s also a businesswoman." The series is set in Hawaii, where Sydney Chase runs a resort: each one-hour episode is built around the lives of the guests?who are different each week. (AP Photo/Lennox McLendon) Credit: AP / Lennox McLendon

With “Bachelor in Paradise” returning Monday, Aug. 14, here’s a look at five other “Paradise” shows:

ADVENTURES IN PARADISE (1959-62) Created by James A. Michener, this series starred heartthrob Gardner McKay as a Korean War veteran who now captained a schooner in the South Pacific searching for adventure.

ALOHA PARADISE (1981) Short-lived comedy anthology modeled on “The Love Boat” that starred Debbie Reynolds as the manager of the Paradise Village resort in Hawaii.

PARADISE (retitled “Guns of Paradise” in its final season) (1988-91) Lee Horsley starred in this drama as a gunfighter in the mining town of Paradise, California, during the 1890s, who took charge of his dying sister’s four children.

PARADISE HOTEL (2003, 2008) In this early reality show, six single men and six single women lived it up in an ultraposh resort; each week one was voted off and replaced by a new guest.

THUNDER IN PARADISE (1993-94) Hulk Hogan and Chris Lemmon starred in this syndicated action series as two ex-Navy SEALs now working as Florida-based mercenaries. (“Thunder” was the name of their high-tech boat.)

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