ABC Announces ‘Bachelor’ All-Star Show

by | January 12, 2010 at 1:17 PM | The Bachelor, The Bachelorette, TV News

'Bachelor' Jason Mesnick and 'Bachelorette' Jillian Harris (ABC)

'Bachelor' Jason Mesnick and 'Bachelorette' Jillian Harris (ABC)

Can’t get enough of your favorite bachelors and bachelorettes on the ABC hit shows? Don’t fret! Soon you can catch more of your favorite romantic hopefuls in a new All-Star spin-off series called ‘Bachelor Pad.’

The show, expected to premiere in late summer, according to The Hollywood Reporter, would feature contestants, winners and bachelors from the past 13 seasons of ‘The Bachelor‘ – and five seasons of ‘The Bachelorette‘ – living in a ‘Big Brother’-type house where they’ll have to compete to stay on the show. ‘Bachelor’ host Chris Harrison has already signed on to host the seven-episode series ordered by ABC.

Executive Producer Martin Hilton said the show was inspired by real-life relationships the contestants have created.

“All these people have been friends, been enemies, they date each other and bring all this great back story to the show,” Hilton said. “It seemed like there was an opportunity to combine that world with a new competitive reality show.”

Names of the cast have yet to be revealed, but Hilton claims “top players, including former winners, are on board.”