Chris Harrison: 'Bachelor Pad' likely to return on ABC next summer
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 12/28/2010
Bachelor Pad will apparently be returning this summer for another round of games.
While ABC hasn't announced its renewal yet, Bachelor Padhost Chris Harrison has revealed the show is likely to come back again, and he looks forward to giving it another try.
"It's not official, but I'm hearing really good things from everybody at ABC and the creators of the show," Harrison told Zap2it in a recent interview. "Everybody really wants to do it again. Nobody has officially signed on the dotted line, but I feel really good that it's going to happen again.
Harrison said the Bachelor Pad gave ABC exactly what it needed last summer and will probably do the same again next season for the network.
"ABC really liked what it did for them. It helped fill that void and really launched their summer programming," Harrison explained. "It was a reunion show without being a reunion show. We were able to turn our reunion show into a game show."
Harrison said that although the first season was entertaining and considerably successful, producers are looking to improve the show its second time around and introduce some new changes.
"We all really want a second pass at it too," Harrison said. "With a little more time, a little more money and energy behind it, it would be a much better show. I think we all want a second shot at it. So I would say yes, without having the power to say yes. I think we're going to do it again."
Bachelor Pad reunited memorable past TheBachelor and TheBachelorette contestants to live in the reality franchise's mansion and compete in a series of challenges to win a $250,000 cash prize, while possibly finding love along the way.
David Good, a former fifth-season The Bachelorette bachelor, and Natalie Getz, a former thirteenth-season The Bachelor bachelorette, won the show's first season.