ABC has ordered a spinoff to The Bachelor in which 20 former contestants from the The Bachelor and The Bachelorette will live in a Big Brother-style house and compete in challenges. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Chris Harrison will also host Bachelor Pad, which it says will involve “some competitions inspired by incidents from past seasons” and feature weekly evictions. Though names of participants have not yet been disclosed, executive producer Martin Hilton tells THR memorable personalities, including former winners, are game, and that the idea sparked from the friendships, rivalries, and romances that have developed among past participants.
What do you think, Bachelor fans? My initial action was that Bachelor creator Mike Fleiss is evil and determined to crush my soul. I already have to get liquored up to watch The Bachelor (and thank god the mojitos flowed last night, because I would never have been able to handle “On the Wings of Love” playing during Jake’s flight date otherwise). I have a high tolerance for shame — I’ve named my Slanket, okay? — but I don’t know that I can live with myself if I tune in to watch “all-star” Bachelor/Bachelorette rejects share a house… I mean, I probably will tune in, at least for the premiere, because I want to see if it tries to stay faux-classy like The Bachelor or Paradise Hotels itself out. (The latter is my secret fantasy — forcing them to “hook up or go home” would be poetic, no?) But I will finally, officially hate myself.
Will you be watching Bachelor Pad? What is your dream casting, format, and/or “competition”?
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