LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – Melissa Rycroft returns as the new host of “Bachelor Pad” (ABC). Bachelor Pad reunites “The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette” former stars in a single mansion with a chance to win $250,000, announces the network this week.
The series premieres August 9 at 8 PM. “The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette” Chris Harrison will co-host. ABC says the following about the series:
“Twenty of the most unforgettable contestants/suitors from the hit franchise “The Bachelor” will reunite – all under one roof – for the all-new series “Bachelor Pad.” The series, the first “all-star” reunion from previous seasons of “The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette,” will feature the participants living together in a house in a competitive reality show. The show will also offer the 20 now-single contestants a “second chance” at finding love, something that didn’t quite work out during their first stint on “The Bachelor” or “The Bachelorette.” “
Rycroft tells PEOPLE that she’s excited. “It’s fun. It’s a brand new experience for me. I’ve never been on that side but I’m anxious. I’m excited and ready to start.”
Adds ABC: “Each week the reunited contestants will compete in challenges, some of which are inspired by incidents from prior seasons. Each two-hour episode will conclude with evictions from the residence.”
The series has a 6-episode run.