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Bachelor Pad is a reality game show that airs on ABC. It features former contestants of the two shows as they compete to win 250,000 dollars. It is hosted by Chris Harrison. There was also a co-host in the first season - Melissa Rycroft. Like the shows that perpetuated this spin-off series, Bachelor Pad is at least partly a dating show. There are a disproportionate amount of men and women - 11 women and 8 men. They live together in a mansion, go on dates, choose dates, compete with each other and eliminate each other. In the end, it is a couple that takes home the prize. Their final challenge is to compete in a ballroom dancing competition with other bachelors and bachelorettes deciding the winners. The judges then vote on who deserves the money the most.

In a twist that really tests the merit of the winning couple, there is a single additional challenge after they have been chosen to win the money. Each of the winners will be asked if they would like to keep the money for themselves or share it amicably between the two of them. If both say they will share it or only one chooses to keep the money, the money stays with the couple. However, if they both say they want to keep the money to themselves, they lose the money, which then goes to the losing contestants.

Bachelor Pad first appeared in August of 2010 as a spin-off of the popular Bachelor and Bachelorette series. In most cases, contestants will continue on the show until they are eliminated or they win. However, in some cases, contestants will quit the show either for personal reasons or because of some drama on the show. The drama created by the romantic relationships, eliminations and quitting is the draw on this show and its two parent shows.

Bachelor Pad is a Reality series that is currently running and has 3 seasons (20 episodes). The series first aired on August 9, 2010. It has mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 4.7.

Bachelor Pad is available for streaming on the ABC website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Bachelor Pad on demand at Amazon, Vudu, Microsoft Movies & TV, Google Play, iTunes online.

3 Seasons, 20 Episodes
August 9, 2010
Cast: Chris Harrison, Bobby Trendy, Mark Curry
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Bachelor Pad Full Episode Guide

  • The final two couples confront their former housemates, who will vote to decide their fate for a chance to win $250,000.

  • The contestants compete in a dangling competition and a karaoke competition. With the prize almost within reach, an unexpected win leaves one contestant struggling to choose between strategy and loyalty

  • Contestants compete in a spelling bee and the stakes are high.

  • Contestants compete in a teacup-stacking challenge. One-on-one dates include an overnight camping trip and a "Pretty Woman"-inspired tour of Los Angeles.

  • The contestants participate in a highly controversial challenge answering questions about each other in pursuit of a rose. At the house, the girls' claws come out.

  • The contestants participate in an ice-cream themed obstacle course and the 3-on-1 dates are a blast from the past.

  • The contestants fail to find their rhythm during a gymnastics challenge; love is in the air for two contestants at a rock concert; a shocking decision is made.

  • In the third season premiere, five "Super Fans" will compete against veteran bachelors and bachelorettes for the grand prize and for a shot at love.

  • The Season 2 finale finishes in L.A. as the eliminated housemates vote on the couple who will win the grand prize; $250,000. The four remaining couples heading to Las Vegas with just 24 hours to master a Cirque du Soleil routine.

  • The contestants must team up as a couple to complete the "Nearly-wed Game" and must remain a team for the remainder of the season.

  • One of the new guys becomes one of the less popular contestants. Meanwhile, the housemates plot against the power couple and everyone participates in a kissing contest.

  • Michael and Holly have a defining moment in their relationship. The guys and girls face a synchronized swimming challenge.

  • The girls and guys throw balls soaked in paint at who they want out of the Bachelor Pad. Jake is targeted by Kasey and Vienna. The winners get to go on dates, while the losers will face elimination.

  • In the second season premiere, eighteen of our favorite contestants from the Bachelor and Bachelorette move in together to play the game.

Bachelor Pad News

Check out the New Cast of 'Bachelor Pad 2' (Includes Potential Nasty 'Bachelor' Reunion)

What happens when you whore your romantic future out to a reality TV show and fail? There's a show for that. ABC announced the new cast for "Bachelor Pad 2" - a veritable orgy of reality matchmaking series rejects. We've got some familiar faces from "The Bachelor" and "The Bachelorette" seasons past, some sure-fire drama, and some brand new (as-yet-to-be-named-but-we'd-bet-the-masked-guy-is-included) faces from the current season of "The Bachelorette."