ABC confirmed last night during The Bachelor finale that the network will order a third season of the reality show's summer spinoff, Bachelor Pad. Sweet.
The Pad, a Big Brother-like battle of the sexes in an L.A. mansion populated by former Bachelor and Bachelorette contestants, will return in mid-summer.
And there will be twist: Some lucky random schmoe fan can apply to join the show and compete against the castoffs vying for a 16th minute of fame! Yesss!
Season 1, won by Natalie Getz and Dave Good, was a bit of a mess as ABC struggled to wing the format on the fly, but it attracted a decent following.
Season 2, won by Michael Stagliano and Holly Durst, who got engaged to Blake Julian right after the season, averaged a strong 7.10 million viewers.
Other memorable castoffs on the Pad include Jake Pavelka (obvi), Gia Allemand, Kasey Kahl, Vienna Girardi, Michelle Money, Kiptyn Locke and Wes Hayden.