Tuesday, January 12, 2010
ABC Plans "Bachelor" Spin Off "Bachelor Pad"
ABC has announced plans to air "Bachelor Pad", a spin-off of the "Bachelor" and "Bachelorette" franchise which will feature former contestants living together and competing in various challenges. The seven episode series, hosted by Chris Harrison, will put twenty men and women who appeared on the show in a house together a la "Big Brother". They will compete in a series of challenges and one by one be evicted from the house. "All these people have been friends, been enemies, they date each other and bring all this great backstory to the show" said executive producer Martin Hilton. "It seemed like there was an opportunity to combine that world with a new competitive reality show." No word on which contestants will return, but the show is expected to premiere when "The Bachelorette" ends in July.