The Bachelor Pad season premiere could end up being a surprise hit for ABC. The Bachelor Pad season premiere airs on Monday, August 9 at 8 p.m., in the same time slot where the show will remain until the end of its first season. There are just six episodes for the first season of Bachelor Pad, probably because the network was worried that the show wouldn’t catch on with viewers. They should have been more confident though, because Bachelor Pad sure seems like the type of summer reality show that could draw a lot of viewers during a normally dormant month of August in television land. If the season ends up drawing some great ratings, it could mean another installment of Bachelor Pad gets put on the schedule for summer 2011.
So what is Bachelor Pad? Well for those that haven’t been watching ABC this summer, and ABC has really been hammering home the promotions for this show, Bachelor Pad is a show geared towards anyone who has ever watched a season of The Bachelor or The Bachelorette. You could think of Bachelor Pad as an All Stars of the past seasons of Bachelor and Bachelorette, bringing back cast members, whether they are vixens or villains, for a chance to compete in challenges and win a huge cash prize at the end of the season. This show isn’t just about the competitions though, as ABC has billed it as a second chance at love for most of the cast that has been invited to live under a new roof for a short span during the summer. The show has already been filmed, but is now ready to be shown to audiences.
Bachelor Pad brings back 19 people that have either been on The Bachelor or The Bachelorette over the years, giving them all the chance to possibly win $250,000. They have all been invited to live in a mansion, much like on the other two reality shows, and in that house they will face off in head-to-head challenges to compete for immunity and the chance to go on a date with another contestant of their choice. At the end of each episode there will also be a vote between the cast members to decide which people will be eliminated from the competition. It sounds, at face value, like a recipe that could provide a lot of drama for viewers, and something that could create a very interesting set of storylines within the house. Now ABC just needs viewers to give the show a chance.
The season premiere of Bachelor Pad (hosted by Chris Harrison and Melissa Rycroft) is on Monday, August 9 starting at 8 p.m.