ABC to Air Bachelor Spin-Off

January 12, 2010 By:
ABC to Air Bachelor Spin-Off

As if there haven’t been enough The Bachelor and The Bachelorette, ABC now wants more. They’ve just ordered a new spin-off show in which former Bachelor contestants will live in a house together like Big Brother.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, the show will be called Bachelor Pad, and will bring back 20 contestants from 13 previous seasons of the show. It’s being considered the first “all-stars” reunion for the show.

Executive producer Martin Hilton says, "All these people have been friends, been enemies, they date each other and bring all this great backstory to the show. It seemed like there was an opportunity to combine that world with a new competitive reality show."

The contestants will compete in challenges, with some competitions inspired by incidents from past seasons. Each episode will conclude with evictions from the house.

ABC has ordered seven episodes, with Chris Harrison as the host. ABC plans on premiering the show in the late summer after the Bachelorette finale.

Names of the cast have not yet been released, but Hilton said that top players, including former winners, will be a part of the cast. The big question is, without a love interest, what are these guys competing for?? Hopefully ABC will figure that out before they start shooting!