January 13, 2010 03:26:01 GMT
A spin-off to the dating shows will bring back top players and previous winners to compete on a series of challenges that include them living together in a house.
A bunch of old faces from previous seasons of "The Bachelor" and "The Bachelorette" would be brought back on screen in an all-star edition. A spin-off called "The Bachelor Pad" is brewing and will see memorable contestants living together under one roof in a "Big Brother" type of house. Still, there's a prize at stake.
Instead of mere dating show, "Bachelor Pad" will feature various challenges inspired by incidents from the past seasons. Contestants who do not stand up to the game will be eliminated at the end of each episode.
"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 revealed where the concept was derived from. "It seemed like there was an opportunity to combine that world with a new competitive reality show."
Chris Harrison has signed on to be the host but contestants have not been unveiled. Per THR Live Feed, they comprise of top players and former winners. One bachelor who has a thin chance to participate is seventh season's Charlie O'Connell who has just signed a deal with Oxygen to create his own reality show with the girl he chose, Sarah Brice.
"The Bachelor Pad", which has gotten 7-episode order, is expected to premiere in late summer, around the same time "The Bachelorette" ends its sixth season.