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Perhaps taking a cue from one of my favorite trainwrecks ever, VH1's For The Love Of Money, ABC has ordered a Bachelor/Bachelorette spinoff called Bachelor Pad, which puts former contestants together in a Big Brother-style house where they will participate in challenges inspired from previous episodes.

Executive producer Martin Hilton tells THR, "All these people have been friends, been enemies, they date each other and bring all this great backstory to the show. It seemed like there was an opportunity to combine that world with a new competitive reality show."

Seven episodes have been ordered, with Bachelor host Chris Harrison as referee. Although there's no airdate set at the moment, the network is said to be planning a late-summer premiere.