June 17, 2010 06:16:19 GMT
The new reality show from the 'Bachelor' franchise puts Wes, Tenley, Kiptyn, Gia, Jonathan and others in one house where they will sleep together in one big room.
The All-Star cast of "Bachelor Pad" are revealed. In a series of shots done for promotional effort of the new reality series, familiar faces from the past and current seasons of "The Bachelor" and "The Bachelorette" gather at the poolside apparently to show how they are the selected, hot people.
In total, there are 19 men and women who will live under one roof and vie for each other's attention. Unlike the shows they came from, "Bachelor Pad" put them in some sort of game since there is a $25,000 prize at stake. There will be weekly challenges for immunity and chance to date fellow housemate and a house voting for the eliminated bachelor and bachelorette.
Hosted by Chris Harrison and Melissa Rycroft, the all-star edition includes three eliminated men from the running season of "Bachelorette". Jonathan the weatherman will once again compete with the season's villain Craig M. and guy with sexy voice Jesse.
Producers go as far back as the seventh season of "Bachelor" when they picked Krisily K. who was the runner up of Charlie O'Connell's edition. "We've always wanted to do an all-star edition," Harrison said in a radio interview with Ryan Seacrest. "We decided to come up with just a kind of fun, don't-think-too hard summer franchise."
The drama begins August 9 on ABC.