Entertainment Weekly announced ABC was launching a new “Bachelor” spinoff, which would bring back several fan favorites and villains to give them a second chance at finding their soul mates.
The official logline for the series, which would be titled, “Bachelor in Paradise,” read, “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.”
Among the stars of the show were AshLee Frazier and Sarah Herron of Sean Lowe’s season of “The Bachelor,” Ben Scott and Robert Graham of Desiree Hartsock’s season of “The Bachelorettte,” Clare Crawley and Elise Mosca of Juan Pablo’s season of “The Bachelor” and Graham Bunn from DeAnna Pappas’ season of “The Bachelorette.”
In a new interview with CableTV, Jesse Csincsak, winner of “The Bachelorette” season four, dished about the concept and casting of “Bachelor in Paradise.”
Q: What are your thoughts on the concept of the latest “Bachelor” spinoff?
A: This will simply be the “Bachelor Pad” 2.0, a way to keep Mike Fleiss personal piggy bank rolling during off seasons of “The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette.” However, with the new name of the show name and so-called idea, he can avoid being in so many lawsuits for stealing peoples show ideas.
Q: Any surprises in the casting?
A: Not at all. He’s using recycled people from past seasons of the show.
Q: Why do you think production opted for just 13 cast members, which is nearly half of that of “Bachelor Pad”?
A: They have to change it up enough to be different from the original “Bachelor Pad” to avoid lawsuits.
Q: Do you think the odd number (13) of cast mates will create for an awkward dynamic?
A: Of course. Odd number = ratings!
Q: Do you think the fact that all of the contestants are from recent “Bachelor” and “Bachelorettte” seasons will help or hurt viewership?
A: Honestly, the show has lost it’s touch! All of these people are the same thing over and over but the show is genius because once it stabs it’s old contestants in the back and word gets out, they just cast a whole new crop of people to brain wash.
“Bachelor in Paradise” premieres Monday, August 4, at 8 p.m. on ABC.
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