Nikki K, Suzie W, Jesse C, Kerry P, Katie S All Previous Contestants from the Show….

It’s official. A Bachelor/ Bachelorette spin-off show is in the works, thanks to Mike Fleiss and his reality dating empire.

Bachelor Pad will invite 20 past contestants from various seasons of the popular reality show to live together in a house and compete, in the style of Big Brother.

The new ABC show (the network ordered 7 episodes) is expected to premiere by late summer, just after the conclusion of The Bachelorette, which is not yet in production.

Executive producer Martin Hilton explains the concept behind the show as a simple one. “All these people have been friends, been enemies, they date each other and bring all this great backstory to the show,” he says. “It seemed like there was an opportunity to combine that world with a new competitive reality show.”

Who will star on this series? Jesse Csincsak is a sure bet, since he proposed a similar concept, Bachelor All Stars, last fall. Hilton says top players and former winners are on board, though no names have been released.

Some of the show’s competitions will be inspired by incidents from past seasons, with each episode ending in one or more contestants being evicted from the house.

One more familiar face will join the cast of Bachelor Pad; Bachelor host Chris Harrison has signed on to emcee.

The network has high hopes for this series, with the latest season of The Bachelor earning 15.5 million viewers for its season premier.

Will you watch Bachelor Pad? Who do you think should be on the show?

I am Guessing alot of the cast for the Bachelor pad will be hand picked from the Bachelor Reunion in Breckenridge Colorado April 9th -11th 2010

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