NBC may want to watch its back. On Tuesday, rival network ABC revealed its strategy to peel eyeballs away from the Winter Olympics next February by announcing its own competition, the “Bachelor Winter Games,” a show that promises to “take competitive ...
The Bachelor and The Bachelorette are getting the Real World/Road Rules-style treatment.
During an upfronts conference call with reporters Tuesday, ABC announced a new Bachelor spinoff, The Bachelor Winter Games, which will fuse the game of love with competitive sports. The all-stars from past seasons of the network’s dating shows, including “arch rivals” and “villains,” will compete against each other in “winter-themed athletic challenges” at a luxury winter resort.
This includes “the toughest sport of all — love.” Given the cold weather, we predict lots of canoodling in the jacuzzi.
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The Winter Games, executive-produced by Mike Fleiss and Martin Hilton, will premiere in February 2018 to coincide with television coverage of the Winter Olympic Games.
Also announced is a Dancing with the Stars spinoff, Dancing with the Stars Junior, which will pair celebrity kids with pint-sized professional ballroom dancers. (Let’s get the unofficial petition for Jacob Tremblay and the Stranger Things gang going!)
The series will feature a panel of ballroom experts and debut in spring 2018.
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