Using the same inspired creative thinking that gave birth to MTV’s “Real World/Road Rules Challenge,” ABC is now going to make a “Big Brother”-style reality show in which all the contestants are former contestants on “The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette.” Oof, I just got ill putting those four reality shows in one sentence. I feel like I just took a big drink of saltwater.
Titled “Bachelor Pad,” the series produced by Mike Fleiss’ Next Entertainment in association with Warner Horizon will bring back 20 memorable contestants from the previous 13 cycles of “The Bachelor” and five editions of “The Bachelorette.” [...]
“All these people have been friends, been enemies, they date each other and bring all this great backstory to the show,” [Executive Producer Martin] Hilton said. “It seemed like there was an opportunity to combine that world with a new competitive reality show.” [THR]
Brilliantly played, ABC. Taking the people made mildly famous on one reality show and making a spin-off about it. Also known as “the VH1 model.” But ABC knows that murderers are last year’s dating show hotness. Trannies are where it’s at now!