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InsideTV Podcast: Mike Fleiss reveals he wants to bring 'Bachelor Pad' back in 2014

While Desiree is spending this summer avoiding bad white boy rapping and suitors obsessed with hashtags and high fives on The Bachelorette, fans of the franchise have been mourning the loss of the guiltiest of guilty pleasures, Bachelor Pad, which will not be returning to ABC’s schedule this August, where it has resided for the past three years.

But Bachelor/Bachelorette exec producer Mike Fleiss dropped a bombshell on Jessica Shaw and me when he called in to chat on Entertainment Weekly’s new SiriusXM channel 105. “I love Bachelor Pad,” said Fleiss. “I thought it might be good to give it a break for a little while — let the fans starve for it a little bit so that next summer when it comes back…” WAIT, WHAT?!? Bachelor Pad is coming back? “I have a good feeling it will be back next summer,” revealed Fleiss. “I really wanted to give it a break because I did not feel like we had enough superstars to populate the pad.” By “populate” we’re pretty sure he means spread sexually transmitted diseases, but there’s no need to get into technicalities. The point is, plenty of bimbos and himbos could be back in work in 2014! Mike Fleiss: job creator!

To hear Fleiss talk about the return of Bachelor Pad, the biggest differences between The Bachelor and Bachelorette, the horrific “Right Reasons” rap from last week, and all the drama set to go down on Monday night with the arrival of one of the suitor’s girlfriends, then click on the audio player below for more. READ FULL STORY

ABC plans 'Bachelor' bloopers special for May -- EXCLUSIVE

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Fantastic news, rose lovers! Though ABC spat upon our hopes and dreams by not renewing Bachelor Pad for a fourth season, the network is about to announce a small peace offering to Bachelor Nation: a bloopers special! Hosted by Chris Harrison, the one-hour special called The Bachelor’s Funniest Moments (airing May 21 at 8 p.m.) will feature goofs, gaffes and general hilarity spanning all 17 seasons of The Bachelor and 8 season of The Bachelorette. As fans know, Bachelor bloopers — usually only seen during the Women Tell All specials — can be extremely illuminating, and often reveal a hidden layer of actual personality underneath the Bachelor’s Ken-doll facade. (I’m looking at you, Brad Womack.) Also, it’s just fun to watch contestants like Tierra almost get decapitated by a boom mic and see Chris Harrison swear a blue streak, as he did in the most recent Bachelor blooper reel. (Click through to watch.) READ FULL STORY

Mike Fleiss says no 'Bachelor Pad' this summer

Bummer news from the king of the Bachelor franchise today.

Mike Fleiss answered a fan inquiry on Twitter by saying there won’t be a fourth edition of Bachelor Pad, the cheesy fun spinoff of The Bachelor this summer. ABC confirmed that Pad, which has been a solid little player for ABC in the summer months, will not return this year.

No word yet on whether we will ever see the Pad again.

Pad launched in August of 2010 as an elimination-style game show that featured contestants from The Bachelor and The Bachelorette, who competed for a final cash prize.

'Bachelor Pad': Chris Harrison talks 'disturbing' finale, plus an exclusive sneak peek

With perhaps the unlikeliest final four in Bachelor Pad history, host Chris Harrison called tonight’s finale “one of the wildest, craziest, most dramatic and devastatingly stunning shows you have ever seen.” Between unexpected romantic pairings (and triangles… and quadrangles), game-changing eliminations, and some truly ear-shattering karaoke, the path to tonight’s episode has been anything but smooth. Below, Harrison reveals why he found this season “scary” but now thinks it may be the best to date. Then, EW offers an exclusive clip showing an uncomfortable confrontation between two showmancers that sheds some light on why even a 10-year franchise vet like Harrison found Pad‘s season-ender “hard to watch.”  READ FULL STORY

'Bachelor Pad' bonus: Erica gets fresh with phallic objects -- VIDEO

Oh, what could have been, rose lovers. Before she was unceremoniously shown the door in this week’s episode, Erica Rose made a tragic embarrassing not at all staged valiant effort to elevate her relationship with Nick from “forced to be partners” to “forced to be partners so why don’t we start hooking up too?” As this deleted scene from Monday’s episode reveals, no phallic object was spared in Erica Rose’s efforts to lure Nick to the dark side. Here’s hoping that representatives for People for the Ethical Treatment of Produce and Popsicles (a.k.a. PETo’PAP) don’t click through to watch the clip, because they will not be happy. Nor will you, folks. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t watch. READ FULL STORY

'Bachelor Pad' sneak peek: Kalon and Lindzi get gooey on their first date -- VIDEO

Perhaps the most perplexing new couple to emerge from the reality TV cesspool this summer is Bachelor Pad‘s Kalon and Lindzi. She’s the sweet blonde who got dumped by Ben despite wearing the most kick-ass green velvet cape Switzerland had ever seen. He’s the intentionally unlikable “luxury brand consultant” who arrived at Casa Bachelorette in a rented helicopter and then repeated himself by driving up to the Bachelor Pad in a rented Porsche. Somehow, these two opposites have found themselves really attracted to each other, and Kalon definitely gets about 400 percent less douchey whenever he’s around Lindzi. In this sneak peek at Monday’s episode, when the duo goes on a one-on-one date in the middle of a deserted bridge, we see why. “When I look in Lindzi’s eyes, I see a woman who’s going to allow me to be myself and not have to apologize for that,” gushes Kalon. According to Lindzi, the real Kalon is “one of the most funny, genuine, kind people that I’ve ever met.” God help me, am I seriously rooting for this couple? Do me a favor, rose lovers: Click through to watch the preview of the Kalon-Lindzi date and tell me if I’m crazy. READ FULL STORY

'Bachelor Pad' deleted scene: Ed's pool handstand gives Donna an eyeful -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

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There was a lot of blurred screen last night on Bachelor Pad after Ed Swiderski decided to hit the pool in his thin white boxer briefs. But if you want to see even more of his drunken see-through antics, check out our exclusive clip below. Welcome to the show, super fan Donna Zitelli!

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'Bachelor Pad' makes Kalon cry, to his mother -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

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Bachelor Pad premieres Monday at 8 p.m. ET on ABC, but we have an exclusive clip of Kalon, “the man you love to hate,” today. It leads us to believe he’s about as popular on this show as he was on Emily Maynard’s season of The Bachelorette. As you’ll see below, he’s allowed to phone his supportive mother — on camera, of course — and explain what life is really like for him there. The tears flow. And cut to a beautiful rose in the rain… We won’t spoil it for you. READ FULL STORY

'Bachelor Pad 3' final contestant revealed -- PHOTO

When ABC announced the cast for the third season of Bachelor Pad, an in-depth docuseries about the mating habits of drunk people, they left fans hanging by holding back one name, that of a “Mystery Man” from the current season of The Bachelorette. Well, rose lovers, today your curiosity will be satisfied. The final guy moving into the Bachelor Pad (premiering Monday, July 23) will be… READ FULL STORY

'Bachelor Pad 3' scoop: Meet the new cast!

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Who would have thought, lo so many summers ago (okay, three), that the reality TV reject recycling facility known as Bachelor Pad would still be in operation? Well it is, rose lovers — the new season premieres Monday, July 23 — and this is the moment America has I’ve been waiting for all summer: The Bachelor Pad 3 cast announcement! A few contestants are no-brainers, like Kalon (pictured), a.k.a. The Guy Who Called Emily’s Daughter “Baggage” on The Bachelorette. Some are a little snoozy (Erica Rose again?), but there are definitely a few names that will cause fans to feel the special mix of surprise, anger, excitement, and bone-deep sadness that can only be brought about by really good reality show casting (two words: Ed Swiderski). Joining the Bachelor/Bachelorette veterans in the competition for $250,000 will be a yet-to-be-named “mystery man” from this season of The Bachelorette, and a handful of “super fans”– including identical twins, a mixed martial arts fighter, and a former Bachelor recapper (no, not me). Read ABC’s full list after the jump. READ FULL STORY

Men suing 'The Bachelor' discuss their case

As reported yesterday, Nashville natives Nathaniel Claybrooks and Christopher Johnson followed through with their threat to file a class action lawsuit against ABC and the producers of The Bachelor franchise for purposeful discrimination against people of color (African-Americans, Latinos, and Asian-Americans). The two African-American men and their lawyers discussed their hopes for what they think will be a “landmark civil rights case that will move social justice and economic equality forward.” Said attorney Cyrus Mehri, “They’re doing their small part in the Unites States’ journey to be a more inclusive country, to be a more diverse country, and to be a country that is far more tolerant than this series would suggest.” READ FULL STORY

'Bachelor' threatened with racial discrimination lawsuit, experts weigh in

News broke Tuesday that Nathaniel Claybrooks and Christopher Johnson, two African-American football players from Nashville, are holding a press conference Wednesday to discuss their decision to file a class action lawsuit against ABC’s The Bachelor on behalf of “all persons of color who have applied for the role of The Bachelor or Bachelorette but been denied the equal opportunity for selection on the basis of race.” The players say they plan to target ABC, Bachelor executive producer Mike Fleiss, and the show’s production companies (which include Warner Horizon Television, Next Entertainment, and NZK Productions).

The release announcing the conference noted that, “Over a combined total of 23 seasons, neither show has ever had a Bachelor or Bachelorette of color.”

EW reached out to entertainment lawyers who specialize in discrimination cases and are based in California (where The Bachelor is filmed) to provide some insight. The lawyers admitted this was an unprecedented case in many ways. “I’ve watched that [area of law] like a hawk, and I haven’t seen a case like this before,” said Jeffrey S. Kravitz of Fox Rothschild LLP. Though facts on the potential case are still uncertain (Claybrooks and Johnson plan to formally file their suit on Wednesday), this kind of case could be a game-changer. READ FULL STORY

'Bachelor Pad' to have supersized finale -- EXCLUSIVE

Chris Harrison and company will take over ABC’s entire prime time line-up on Sept. 12, when the network will devote three full hours to the season finale of Bachelor Pad, beginning at 8 p.m. The series, which kicked off with a three-hour premiere on Aug. 8, features former Bachelor and Bachelorette contestants competing for $250,000 and dubious bragging rights. The sophomore season has averaged 6.8 million viewers weekly.

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