For those of you who like “The Bachelor,” “Bachelor Pad” has felt at times like the unwanted little brother the past few years. While the show does at times deliver when it comes to producing crazy drama and moments that people genuinely want to talk about, this past season was a creative and a commercial disappointment. The only interesting moment came in the finale, when Nick spurned Rachel and took the prize money all for himself, and by that point no one was really watching.
So is it really a surprise at all that there is no fourth season airing on ABC this summer? It really shouldn’t be. Executive producer Mike Fleiss confirmed in a post on his Twitter that this will be the first summer since 2009 with a new “Bachelor Pad” season, he did not explain as to why.
Is the show formally canceled? We don’t really see it that way, since we feel like the future of “Bachelor Pad” is probably a little bit more dependent on whether or not the cast of the show is good. Season 2 was a hit thanks to the present of Jake Pavelka and Vienna Girardi, two contestants that drew plenty of press. Meanwhile, season 3 had no one who was particularly interesting, and bringing in new players with no attachment to the franchise turned out to be a terrible idea.
We would not rule out a return for “Bachelor Pad” next summer if a better cast comes around, and part of the problem this year may have just been that most of Sean Lowe’s ladies were too conservative and straight-laced to have fun on a show like this. It’s also possible in theory that they could try to air the show as a filler for the winter following “Dancing with the Stars,” but this seems doubtful.
Are you disappointed at all by this news? If you want to read some more scoop on Desiree Hartsock’s current filming for “The Bachelorette,” you can do so over at the link here.