'Bachelor In Paradise' Cast 2014: Chris Harrison Discusses Who To Watch Out For & 'Amazing Dates' [VIDEO]
It used to be that castoffs of old The Bachelor and The Bachelorette seasons would find themselves heading to Bachelor Pad in an effort to try and make some cash.
Now, Bachelor Pad is gone, and it has been replaced by Bachelor in Paradise, where instead of money, they get the chance to maybe fall in love. At the very least, they get to go to a resort in Mexico. On Friday, TV Guide reported on a conversation they had with erstwhile Bachelor relating programming host Chris Harrison about what to expect from this bold new venture.
Harrison says that the problem with Bachelor Pad was that it just didn't live up to the integrity synonymous with its feeder programs. "It became about money, and our show and franchise was never about that," he explained, before giving further information about this show that will begin with eight men and six women, thus leading to the immediate elimination of two women from the program. He also mentioned that there will be "love triangles" and "amazing dates."
He describes the show as being like The Bachelor or The Bachelorette times 10, and promises addiction if somebody enjoys either of those programs. Harrison also said that the perception fans have of people will largely be solidified on Bachelor in Paradise, which seems to cut some of the tension from the situation, and then also made sure to point out Michelle K. as somebody to watch for. Do not confuse her with other Michelle's.
Bachelor in Paradise debuts Monday, August 4 at 8:00 p.m. on ABC.