Even in the heat of August, there's still some trash that just smells like roses.
Oh come on, you know you love it. Ever since ABC announced that it was bringing back last summer's Bachelor Pad, fans of the dating-and-mating series have been salivating over the drama being drummed up for round 2. After all, just the reunion of notorious exes (and famewhores) Jake Pavelka and Vienna Girardi was enough of a reason to toss aside your rational thought and take a peek. Would she cry? Yes. Would he try to excuse his hateful behavior during their televised break-up? Over and over. Would the rest of the house be able to compare? You betcha...
Jake Pavelka and Kasey Kahl
Bachelor Pad's Kasey Kahl entered the competition with one goal in mind: Beat Jake Pavelka.
"He was the only guy that I really cared about beating," Kahl told TVGuide.com. "I've got the girl, I've got the love and now I'm going for the money and to oust Jake."
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What do you get when you put two formerly engaged couples in a house with 14 other singles? An entertaining disaster known as Bachelor Pad 2.
Chris Harrison: Bachelor Pad premiere will be three hours
After an explosive breakup, Vienna Girardi and Jake Pavelka are reuniting for the reality show, and Girardi is joined by her current boyfriend, The Bachelorette's Kasey Kahl. His Season 6 castmate Craig Robinson tells TVGuide.com in the video below that that there's definitely some animosity there — which is the understatement of the year if you've seen the preview.
While J.P. may seem like the front-runner on The Bachelorette, Chris Harrison says that bumps are ahead for him and Ashley. In this week's chat with Harrison, he dissects each of the dates, talks about Ames' upcoming stint on Bachelor Pad, and hints that next week one of the guys may not choose to forgo their individual room to stay with Ashley in the fantasy suite.
Jake Pavelka, Vienna Girardi
The Bachelor Pad premiere is going to be a whopping three hours, host Chris Harrison tells TVGuide.com.
"I would never say this about any TV show because I honestly don't think any TV show deserves to be three hours, but I don't even know if three hours is enough for Bachelor Pad," Harrison says. "ABC looked at the footage and can't believe it ... That just goes to show you how good and mind-blowing it's going to be."
See photos of the Bachelor Pad Season 2 contestants
Chris Lambton and Peyton Wright
The Bachelorette runner-up Chris Lambton and The Bachelor alum Peyton Wright are engaged.
"It's true!!!" Lambton, 34, confirmed to TVGuide.com.
Lambton appeared on Ali Fedotowsky's season of the ABC reality series. He made it to the final two before Ali chose Roberto Martinez. Those two are still engaged.
Jake Pavelka and Vienna Girardi
As expected, Jake Pavelka and Vienna Girardi, who fell in love on Season 14 of The Bachelor and then fell out on the season's reunion, will share the screen once again on Season 2 of Bachelor spin-off Bachelor Pad. Stirring the drama further, Girardi's current flame, Kasey Kahl of The Bachelorette Season 6, also has been cast...
Vienna Girardi and Jake Pavelka
Jake Pavelka is moving into Bachelor Pad 2 this summer, Entertainment Weekly reports.
Although the cast has yet to be officially announced for the upcoming Bachelor spin-off — where former contestants compete for love and money — producers confirmed Pavelka's participation to the magazine and released an image of him on the show with fellow ex-contestant Jackie Gordon.
Bachelor's Chris Harrison: "You just saw Jake for who he is"
The ex-airline pilot, 33, is no stranger to reality TV and most recently finished...
Ashley Hebert, The Bachelorette
Television finale season is upon us, but ABC is already lining up its summer programming.
The Alphabet network's warm-weather lineup includes the premiere of the ninth season of The Bachelorette and the return of cop drama Rookie Blue, New this summer are the debuts of The Hot Zone, Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition and game shows Expedition Impossible, Take the Money and Run and 101 Ways to Leave a Game Show.
ABC announces finale dates
With a second season of Bachelor Pad now officially in the works, we asked previous Bachelor and Bachelorette contestants whether they'd be up for the spin-off series. While some have no doubts about doing it, others were a bit more conflicted.
"The wounds were still a little raw from Bachelor, but now that I've had time to cool down a little bit it's something I'd consider," Season 14 Bachelor contestant Rozlyn Papa said. "But it's going to be a tougher decision."