One year after “The Bachelor” spinoff “Bachelor Pad” was taken off the air, producers are prepping to launch another spinoff, this time called “Bachelor in Paradise.”
“ABC is expected to launch a new franchise called ‘Bachelor in Paradise,’ which shares some similarities to ‘Pad’ but comes with a much nicer locale — a tropical port of call!” Entertainment Weekly reported on March 21.
Mike Fleiss and Warner Horizon TV are behind the project, which ABC says “will bring back many of the Bachelor’s fan favorites and villains to give them a second chance to find their soul mates.”
The show’s cast members, which have yet to be named, will reportedly live together in an “isolated romantic paradise” and try to find love.
In an official logline regarding the series, ABC explained, “The romantic dating series will feature new twists, shocking surprises, unexpected guests and some of the most unlikely relationships in Bachelor history, plus all the usual romance, drama and tears we’ve come to expect from the Bachelor franchise. It all comes together in the romantic television event of the summer.”
Chris Harrison will host the new series and ABC confirmed there will be a rose ceremony. However, it is unclear whether or not there will be eliminations, as there was on “Pad,” and if there will be any kind of physical challenges.
A few months after the cancelation of “Bachelor Pad” last year, Fleiss revealed that he wanted to bring “Bachelor Pad” back to ABC’s summer lineup.
“I love Bachelor Pad,” he told EW, at the time. “I thought it might be good to give it a break for a little while — let the fans starve for it a little bit so that next summer when it comes back… I have a good feeling it will be back next summer. I really wanted to give it a break because I did not feel like we had enough superstars to populate the Pad.”
Like “The Bachelor” and its other spinoff shows, “Bachelor in Paradise” is expected to do well. The show will likely tie viewers in by showcasing fairytale romances and dream dates in a romantic setting. It’s going to be like “The Bachelor” or “Bachelorette,” but instead of just one couple at the end of the series, there could potentially be several.
At the end of the day, everyone wants to find love, but most are unable to create such over-the-top scenarios, so seeing others do so is a way of living out their dreams, so to speak.
According to a poll hosted by Entertainment Weekly, 89.64% of readers (9,732 votes) voted they would be tuning into this new show while 10.36% of them (1,125 votes) said they would not.
“Bachelor in Paradise” is expected to air following the summer run of “The Bachelorette.”
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