Bachelor Pad may have been shut down by ABC, but the network will bring the heat this summer with yet another spin-off of its ratings bonanza The Bachelor franchise with — get this!! — Bachelor in Paradise. That sounds like "can't miss TV" to us.
Here's the intel. The six-episode show will feature fan favorites and villains from both The Bachelor and The Bachelorette seasons past on your small screen again, offering them a chance at both redemption and love.
The TBA cast will reside in an "isolated romantic paradise," which is pretty much the perfect setting for LURVE or, at the very least, some make out sessions. Despite having their hearts ripped out of their chests on their respective seasons, these love castoffs aren't cynical and are still searching for their soulmates. What better place to do it than on an island and in front of cameras, where they can work on their permatans!
Perhaps these previously unlucky-in-love cast members will find that ever-elusive love on this show. Expect lots of hot hookups and possible further heartbreak. Is it us or does this show sound like it's going to be a hybrid of Temptation Island, Survivor and The Bachelor?
There will be a rose ceremony, just like the flagship show, but it's not clear if contestants will pack their bikinis and swim trunks in their suitcases and thus head home if they are quite literally voted off the island.
The show's premiere is slated for Aug. 4 at 8PM. Set an iPhone reminder, stat. It airs after Andi Dorfman's much-anticipated The Bachelorette season wraps. And in case you need a nudge, Dorfman's season premieres on May 19 at 9:30PM.
ABC offered this update about the series, which tells us nothing via its fancy adjectives other than we can pretty much expect drama, drama and more drama.
The network shared: "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."
Anything less would be un-Bachelor-like.