The Bachelor and The Bachelorette are getting the Real World/Road Rules-style treatment.
During an upfronts conference call with reporters Tuesday, ABC announced a new Bachelor spinoff, The Bachelor Winter Games, which will fuse the game of love with competitive sports. The all-stars from past seasons of the network’s dating shows, including “arch rivals” and “villains,” will compete against each other in “winter-themed athletic challenges” at a luxury winter resort.
This includes “the toughest sport of all — love.” Given the cold weather, we predict lots of canoodling in the jacuzzi.
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The Winter Games, executive-produced by Mike Fleiss and Martin Hilton, will premiere in February 2018 to coincide with television coverage of the Winter Olympic Games.
Also announced is a Dancing with the Stars spinoff, Dancing with the Stars Junior, which will pair celebrity kids with pint-sized professional ballroom dancers. (Let’s get the unofficial petition for Jacob Tremblay and the Stranger Things gang going!)
The series will feature a panel of ballroom experts and debut in spring 2018.