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Report: 'The Bachelor' producers planning all-star edition of the show

By Christopher Rocchio, 09/10/2009 

The Bachelor franchise producers are reportedly planning to bring back past contestants for an all-star edition of the ABC reality dating series.

"It's going to be a group dating show, and they will bring back people from the very beginning of the franchise," an "insider" told In Touch Weekly in the magazine's September 21 issue.

The series -- which will follow former contestants vying for each other's affection -- is currently slated to begin filming in January and will launch with a three-day Mexican cruise, according to In Touch.

"It's going to be a bit racier than The Bachelor," the insider told In Touch.

In addition, the all-star edition of the series will reportedly include Jesse Csincsak, who got engaged to The Bachelorette star DeAnna Pappas during the show's Final Rose Ceremony last summer.  Pappas and Csincsak subsequently broke up three months later, with Pappas attributing the decision to the pair being two different people.

ABC gave The Bachelor an early renewal for the 2009-2010 primetime programming season in April, representing its fourteenth season.

While ABC has never aired an all-star installment of the reality dating series, The Bachelor stars Bob Guiney (Season 4) and Jason Mesnick (Season 13) had each appeared on a prior The Bachelorette edition before their The Bachelor roles and all five The Bachelorette editions have starred a woman who competed on an earlier The Bachelor season.

In addition, The Bachelor's Fall 2004 sixth season also featured two bachelorettes who had previously been rejected from earlier editions -- including eventual winner Mary Delgado, who got engaged to Byron Velvick.  Although Velvick and Delgado are still together, they have yet to wed.

(Photo credit ABC)

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