The network has announced it will air The Proposal, new reality dating series from The Bachelor creator Mike Fleiss, this summer.
Hosted by formerNFL quarterback and The Bachelor star Jesse Palmer, the 10-episode series will feature 10 eligible daters competing in four pageant-style rounds to win the heart of a mystery suitor or "suitress," whose identity is concealed from them.
Each one-hour episode will follow the male or female daters as they attempt to woo the mystery suitor with their words in a first impressions round. A beachwear round is next, followed by a question and answer round in which the mystery suitor will ask the "most pressing romantic questions," according to ABC.
The male or female daters will then strive to receive approval from the mystery suitor's most trusted family members in the final round.
After each phase, the daters who fail to connect with the mystery suitor are eliminated, leading to the "dramatic and highly-anticipated reveal," the network teases, when the two remaining daters finally meet the mystery suitor for the first time and present a romantic proposal of their choice.
The mystery suitor or suitress must decide whether there is a proposal he or she cannot refuse.
"No one other than Mike Fleiss could come up with a dating show in the form of a pageant. Viewers are going to love this show -- it's all part of the same DNA as The Bachelor franchise. Very excited for this summer," ABC executive Robert Mills toldUs Weekly of the new show.
Mike hinted he had another reality dating series in the works in late March on Twitter.
"Weird to drive by #TheBachelorette Mansion and not stop by. But I gotta go to the set of our new ABC romance show. You're gonna love it!!!" Mike tweeted.
Jesse found fame when he appeared on The Bachelor in 2004 and found love with Jessica Bowlin. The couple, however, broke up several months after the finale aired.
Since his stint on reality TV, Jesse has served as a commentator on Fox and ESPN as well as Good Morning America.
The Proposal is being produced by Next Entertainment in association with Warner Horizon Unscripted & Alternative Television. In addition to Mike, the other executive producers are Martin Hilton, James Breen and Jason Ehrlich.
The Bachelor wrapped its 22nd season in March on ABC, and The Bachelorette's fourteenth edition starring Arie Luyendyk Jr.'s ex-fiancee, Becca Kufrin, is set to premiere on Monday, May 28.