Hosted by Chris Harrison (“The Bachelor,” “The Bachelorette”), “Bachelor Pad” returns MONDAY, July 23 (8:00-10:00 p.m., ET) with its most controversial cast to date, as 15 unforgettable characters from the “Bachelor” franchise – those we love and those we love to hate — gather back at the mansion to live together to possibly find a second chance at love and compete for $250,000. Last season, Michael Stagliano won the money but lost at love – this season he moves into the mansion and will put everything on the line, even his winnings from last season, to find love. Also, fresh off the wrath of Emily on this week’s episode of “The Bachelorette,” Villain Kalon McMahon decides to lick his wounds and move into “Bachelor Pad.” Other residents will include “Bachelorette 5″ fan favorites Ed Swiderski, winner, and contestant Reid Rosenthal, who proposed to Jillian Harris.
Additionally, for the first time, the show will feature five “Super Fans” – including identical twins Brittany and Erica Taltos who will compete as one participant. With so many elements at play to raise the stakes – Kalon is unaware that one of his roommates will be returning ” Bachelor Pad” member Erika Rose, with whom he has a love/hate relationship; Tony Pieper, who was deeply torn over his search for love on “The Bachelorette,” decides that there is really more out there for him and is ready to take another chance on love; Will Blakely be able to get along with the women in the mansion and will these fresh new faces be able to find true romance in the mix? And so much more – Season 3 is set to bring fireworks, drama, romance and endless possibilities.
Each week the contestants will square off in head-to-head challenges to compete for immunity and the opportunity to go on a date with contestants of their choice. The winner of each challenge will then grant immunity to one of his or her dates via the presentation of a rose. At the end of each episode, the contestants will vote amongst themselves – the men will vote off a woman and vice versa — to determine which cast members will be eliminated from the competition.
The 20 contestants set to lay it all on the line for love and/or money are:
LINDZI COX (“The Bachelor” Season 16, Ben Flajnik)
Lindzi has not been heard from since she was rejected by Ben Flajnik on that fateful day. She was heartbroken and buried herself in work and her passion, horses. But, Lindzi is determined to move on. She does not care for anyone that gossips and is ready to compete for money and love.
Occupation: Development Manager Age: 27 Residence: Bellevue, WA
BLAKELY JONES (“The Bachelor” Season 16, Ben Flajnik)
Last time, Blakely did not get along with the women in the house. She admits that she probably could have done a better job of making friends, but now she is not here to make friends. Blakely is here to win all the money.
Occupation: Estherician Age: 34 Residence: Charlotte, NC
SARAH NEWLON (“The Bachelor” Season 11, Brad Womack)
This girl does not want her 15 minutes of fame to end. She is single and ready to mingle, and eager to get in the mansion to hang out with the hot single men. A friend of Erica Rose, she knows she needs to do anything to stay in “Bachelor Pad.” Sharing the mansion with Reid should also be interesting since Sarah shared an intimate kiss with Reid while he had a girlfriend.
Occupation: Bar Manager Age: 28 Residence: St. Louis, MO
JAMIE OTIS (“The Bachelor” Season 16, Ben Flajnik)
The last time we saw Jamie, she had an awkward kiss with Ben before being sent home. Jamie has made a lot of changes since she has been on the show. She was the mother figure to her siblings and when she got home, she realized that her siblings were growing up and can live without her. For once, she is living her life as her own. Jamie also thinks Jaclyn is toxic.
Occupation: Registered Nurse Age: 25 Residence: New York, NY
ERICA ROSE (“The Bachelor” Season 9, Prince Lorenzo Borghese)
Erica was a presence on “Bachelor Pad 2,” speaking the truth and stirring the pot. But after being voted off and sent back home to her parents, she is ready to return and win the money all for herself. She also has a love/hate relationship with Kalon, who is from her hometown.
Occupation: Law Student Age: 29 Residence: Houston, TX
JACLYN SWARTZ (“The Bachelor” Season 16, Ben Flajnik)
Jaclyn is super competitive, smart, manipulative but well liked amongst the cast, despite being a self-proclaimed mean girl. This smart-mouthed woman will tell it like it is, but still stay on everyone’s good side to ensure that she is kept in the house. However, Jaclyn thinks Rachel Trueheart wants to be just like her.
Occupation: Account Manager Age: 27 Residence: Newton, MA
RACHEL TRUEHEART (“The Bachelor” Season 16, Ben Flajnik)
Rachel narrowly escaped going home on the 2-on-1 with Blakeley, but still remained closed off, which ultimately led to her demise. Now she is back, and finally open to love – and even more open to taking home a lot of money. However, this could all be challenging since Jaclyn gets really annoyed with Rachel.
Occupation: Executive Assistant Age: 27 Residence: New York, NY
BRITTANY AND ERICA TALTOS (Super Fans)
These two are the definition of double the trouble and double the fun. They are in it for the money and maybe to find a guy, but nothing serious. Erica has the reputation for being the smarter, more conservative twin. She is still a virgin and has not dated much. Brittany, however, could not be more opposite of Erica, she is the flirtatious, boy-crazy twin. As fans, the twins think Erica is snobby, boring and not pretty.
Occupation: Students Age: 22 Residence: Gainesville, FL
PAIGE VIGIL (Super Fan)
As a dedicated fan of ” The Bachelor,” Paige has preconceived notions of all previous cast members from writing ” The Bachelor” recaps in her college newspaper and admits she will be a bit star-struck. She may look sweet and innocent, but do not underestimate her because Paige will use her knowledge of the cast to her advantage. Though she will put up a good fight for the money, she ultimately hopes to find the love of her life and settle down.
Occupation: Jumbo Tron Operator Age: 24 Residence: New York, NY
DONNA ZITELLI (Super Fan)
This sight for sore eyes is a trifecta of beauty, personality and brains. Donna graduated third in her class, and loves drawing and writing songs. She knows people underestimate her intelligence because of her beauty – little do they know she has no problem playing it up and using her beauty and brains to win the money. Donna would love to go on a date with Michael Stagliano.
Occupation: Student Age: 22 Residence: Hackensack, NJ
RYAN HOAG (“The Bachelorette” Season 4, DeAnna Pappas)
Ryan is a person who stands strong in his beliefs and is one to let it be known. He did not find love on DeAnna’s season, and is not going on “Bachelor Pad” to find it either – he is here for the money. But, he is by far one of the more handsome men in the mansion and will be an object of desire – could a possible love interest distract him from winning the cash or will he stay focused on the prize?
Occupation: High School Dean/ Age: 32 Residence: Minneapolis, MN
Former NFL Player
KALON MCMAHON (“The Bachelorette” Season 8, Emily Maynard)
Kalon was the villain on Emily’s season. But at least he was honest. Maybe Kalon is not ready to settle down, but he is ready to dominate those inferior to him. He will charm the women, he will compliment the men and he will go all the way to the end just to keep the money all to himself. Plus, he is frenemies with Erica Rose.
Occupation: Luxury Brand Consultant Age: 27 Residence: Houston, TX
NICK PETERSON (“The Bachelorette” Season 7, Ashley Herbert)
Nick never really made much of an impression on Ashley. He was too reserved and too concerned that he would make a fool of himself. As a result, he never got the chance for love. He finally found his footing at “The Men Tell All” and now he is ready to show America and all of “Bachelor Nation” who he is. And, he is going to use his body to make sure no one votes him off.
Occupation: Trainer Age: 27 Residence: Tampa, FL
TONY PIEPER (“The Bachelorette” Season 8, Emily Maynard)
Tony temporarily left his son to be with the one girl he truly believed was meant for him, Emily. After having his heart broken on “The Bachelorette,” he realized that there is more out there for him and is ready to find his true love.
Occupation: Lumber Trader Age: 30 Residence: Portland, OR
REID ROSENTHAL (“The Bachelorette” Season 5, Jillian Harris)
Reid is most remembered as coming back to propose to Jillian after she had already rejected him – only to be rejected all over again. He later found love with his long-term girlfriend of several years, with whom he just recently ended things. Plus, when he was still with his girlfriend, he hooked up with Sarah Newton, who is now living with him in “Bachelor Pad.” At this point, Reid is unsure what he wants out of life when it comes to career, love, and money and hopes to figure this out in “Bachelor Pad.”
Occupation: Realtor Age: 33 Residence: Philadelphia, PA
MICHAEL STAGLIANO (“The Bachelorette” Season 5, Jillian Harris, “Bachelor Pad 2″)
Last time Michael came on “Bachelor Pad,” he got the money. But sadly for him, money cannot buy happiness. Soon after taking the win, he found out that his ex-fiancŽ, Holly, was engaged to Blake. This time, he is not going to even think about the game or the money. He is just here to meet the girl of his dreams.
Occupation: Entrepreneur Age: 27 Residence: Sherman Oaks, CA
ED SWIDERSKI (“The Bachelorette” Season 5, Jillian Harris)
Ed won Jillian’s love and got down on bended knee, but it did not last. They gave it their all, they have no regrets, but now he is single again. He found love on “The Bachelorette,” so why could he not find it on “Bachelor Pad?”
Occupation: Technology Consultant Age: 33 Residence: Chicago, IL
CHRIS BAIN (Super Fan)
Chris is an animated, good ole’ country boy from Georgia. He thoroughly enjoys rush-kicking in doors, taking down criminals and flashing his tats. He is very similar to a 90′s action movie hero in that he wants what every hero wants – the money and pretty girl on his arm. Chris hopes to leave “Bachelor Pad” with both.
Occupation: SWAT Team Officer Age: 28 Residence: Canton, GA
DAVID MALLET(Super Fan)
David is a fan of the show, but an even bigger fan of women and money. As an MMA fighter, David feels right at home being competitive and has earned the name “Kamikaze” because when he fights he either wins or dies trying. “Bachelor Pad” is the perfect arena where he will be able to dominate in both fields. He would like to hook up with Lindzi.
Occupation: Real Estate Agent/ Age: 28 Residence: Hoboken, NJ
MYSTERY MAN (“The Bachelorette” Season 8, Emily Maynard )
Hosted by Chris Harrison, “Bachelor Pad” is executive-produced by Mike Fleiss and Martin Hilton. “The Bachelor,” “The Bachelorette” and “Bachelor Pad” are all produced by Next Entertainment in association with Warner Horizon Television.
ABC’s “Bachelor Pad” returns for a third season on Monday, July 23 at 8:00 pm ET on the ABC Television Network and, for the first time, the show is upping the ante by opening casting to the general public. Participants who have never appeared in a “Bachelor” franchise will join previous Bachelors and Bachelorettes for a chance at love. Will these fresh new faces be able to find romance? And which bachelors and bachelorettes from seasons past will rekindle old flames or ignite new ones?
Those interested must go online, fill-out an application, add a photo and submit a two-minute video. The video should explain why you should be a member of “Bachelor Pad” and why you like the show. If the show likes your video, it will be posted on the website, where fans can vote for their favorites and leave comments.
The show is looking for fresh faces that have the charm, wit and personality to compete for love. Applicants must be 21 and over. Submissions are being accepted throughout the month of April. Deadline is Sunday, April 29 at 11:59 p.m., PT.
For more information and full eligibility, go to ABC.com/bachelorpad.com
The spectacular celebrity cast for the new season of “Dancing with the Stars’” will be announced live on ABC, Monday, August 29, during that evening’s episode of “Bachelor Pad.” Tom Bergeron and Brooke Burke once again host the live unveiling of the all-star cast.
The stars, the drama, the glamor and the glitter are back on ABC! “Dancing with the Stars” returns for Season 13 on Monday, September 19 from 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm ET/PT with a sensational two-hour season premiere.
On Tuesday, September 20, there will be two hours of original programming, beginning with “Dancing with the Stars: Meet the Cast” at 8:00 pm ET/PT, followed by the premiere of “Dancing with the Stars the Results Show” (at 9 pm ET/PT.
Hosted by Tom Bergeron (“America’s Funniest Home Videos”) and Brooke Burke (“Dancing with the Stars” Season Seven Champion), “Dancing with the Stars” is the hit series in which celebrities perform choreographed dance routines which are judged by renowned ballroom judge Len Goodman and dancer/choreographers Bruno Tonioli and Carrie Ann Inaba.
“Dancing with the Stars” is the U.S. version of the international smash hit series, “Strictly Come Dancing.” This version is produced by BBC Worldwide Productions. Conrad Green serves as executive producer and Ashley Edens-Shaffer and Joe Sungkur are co-executive producers. Alex Rudzinski directs.
Hosted by Chris Harrison (“The Bachelor,” “The Bachelorette”), “Bachelor Pad” returns Monday, August 8 at 8:00 pm ET/PT with its most controversial cast to date, as 18 unforgettable characters from the “Bachelor” franchise – those we love and those we love to hate — gather back at the mansion to live together and compete for $250,000 and possibly a second chance at love.
The infamous wrestler, Justin “Rated R” Rego, Gia Allemand, who’s fresh from a breakup with Wes, and Kasey Kahl, who once professed his love for former Bachelorette Ali by getting a tattoo on his wrist, are just some of the franchise’s best who’ll be joining Jake Pavelka, a former “Bachelor,” and his jilted ex-fiancee, Vienna Girardi. With so many elements at play to raise the stakes — Vienna and Kasey are currently dating, there is recent bad blood between Gia and Vienna, a friendship has developed between Jake and Gia, and so much more – Season 2 is set to bring fireworks, drama, romance and endless possibilities.
Each week the contestants will square off in head-to-head challenges to compete for immunity and the opportunity to go on a date with contestants of their choice. The winner of each challenge will then grant immunity to one of his or her dates via the presentation of a rose. At the end of each episode, the contestants will vote amongst themselves — the men will vote off a woman and vice versa — to determine which cast members will be eliminated from the competition.
The 18 contestants set to lay it all on the line for love and/or money are:
GIA ALLEMAND (“The Bachelor” Season 14, Jake Pavelka)
After falling for Wes (Jillian’s season) on last season’s “Bachelor Pad,” Gia returns to the pad to face Vienna, who’s rumored to have come between her and Wes. She’ll be thankful to have an ally in Jake, with whom she’s formed a friendship.
Occupation: Model Age: 26 Residence: New York, NY
HOLLY DURST (“The Bachelor” Season 12, Matt Grant)
Holly was engaged to fellow “Bachelor Pad” Season 2 contestant Michael Stagliano, then broke off the engagement, only to realize she’d made a mistake. Just days after the breakup, she ran back to Michael, but it was too late; he could no longer trust her. Now living in the pad together, Holly’s ready for a rebound.
Occupation: Children’s book author Age: 28 Residence: Hollywood, CA
VIENNA GIRARDI (“The Bachelor” Season 14, Jake Pavelka)
Now dating Kasey (Ali’s season), Vienna has since moved on from her messy break-up with Jake and their infamous post-breakup TV face-off. Not only will she have to face Jake again in the pad, but she must also confront Gia (Jake’s season) about their recent history.
Occupation: Unemployed Age: 25 Residence: Los Angeles
JACKIE GORDON (“The Bachelor” Season 15, Brad Womack)
Jackie is the girl next door not afraid to speak her mind. She’s ready for love and will get along well with the guys, but she’ll watch her back when it comes to Michelle Money, whom she doesn’t trust.
Occupation: Assistant Teacher Age: 27 Residence: New York, NY
MICHELLE MONEY (“The Bachelor” Season 15, Brad Womack)
Michelle may be known as the manipulative seductress from Brad’s season, but the men won’t mind sharing the pad with her.
Occupation: Hairstylist Age: 30 Residence: Salt Lake City, UT
ELLA NOLAN (“The Bachelor” Season 14, Jake Pavelka)
Single mom Ella is still quite upset with Jake for sending her home during a two-on-one date. Engaged to be wed, she comes to the pad having called off her wedding.
Occupation: Hairstylist Age: 31 Residence: Nashville, TN
ERICA ROSE (“The Bachelor” Season 9, Lorenzo Borghese)
Erica’s outspokenness proved to be a turn-off for Lorenzo, but whether she’s in it for love or money, Erica will do anything! With friends Vienna and Kasey by her side, she might just get what she wants.
Occupation: Student Age: 28 Residence: Houston, TX
MELISSA SCHREIBER (“The Bachelor” Season 15, Brad Womack)
Referred to as “the cougar” by her fellow castmates from season 15, Melissa is also known for her heated argument with Raichel (Brad’s season).
Occupation: Waitress Age: 32 Residence: Boca Raton, FL
ALLI TRAVIS (“The Bachelor” Season 15, Brad Womack)
After telling Brad she had trouble picturing herself marrying her previous boyfriend, Brad reflected on his relationship with Alli and told her he felt the same way about her. Shortly thereafter, she was dismissed.
Occupation: Buyer Age: 25 Residence: Columbus, OH
GRAHAM BUNN (“The Bachelorette” Season 4, DeAnna Pappas)
Graham is known as the hot heartbreaker from DeAnna’s season who didn’t reciprocate her feelings for him.
Occupation: Entrepreneur Age: 32 Residence: New York, NY
KIRK DEWINDT (“The Bachelorette” Season 6, Ali Fedotowski)
Kirk’s dad, a taxidermist, gave Ali a tour of his basement to show off his work. Shortly thereafter, Kirk was dismissed. He joins the pad with friend and ally Kasey (Ali’s season).
Occupation: Personal trainer Age: 27 Residence: Minneapolis, MN
KASEY KAHL (“The Bachelorette” Season 6, Ali Fedotowski)
Kasey is known for getting a tattoo on his wrist to signify to Ali how he’ll “guard and protect” her heart. These days his affection belongs to fellow contestant and girlfriend Vienna (Jake’s season). There may be eight other guys he’ll have to contend with, but only one guy he must best – Jake.
Occupation: Entrepreneur/philanthropist Age: 27 Residence: Clovis, CA
JAKE PAVELKA (“The Bachelor” Season 14)
Jake returns to the site of his infamous post-breakup face-off with Vienna, seeing her for the first time since their heated exchange. This time, Vienna’s new man, Kasey (Ali’s season), will be by her side.
Occupation: Pilot Age: 33 Residence: Los Angeles, CA
JUSTIN “RATED-R” REGO (“The Bachelorette” Season 6, Ali Fedotowski)
Justin walked off Ali’s season when she confronted him about the voice messages he’d left for his girlfriend back home.
Occupation: In sales Age: 27 Residence: Toronto, Canada
MICHAEL STAGLIANO (“The Bachelorette” Season 5, Jillian Harris)
The wounds from his break-up with ex-fiancee and fellow “Bachelor Pad” contestant Holly Durst are still fresh. Michael must not only contend with 17 other contestants, but he also faces the prospects of Holly dating other guys.
Occupation: Entrepreneur Age: 27 Residence: Sherman Oaks, CA
MYSTERY MAN #1 (“The Bachelorette” Season 7, Ashley Hebert)
MYSTERY MAN #2 (“The Bachelorette” Season 7, Ashley Hebert)
MYSTERY MAN #3 (“The Bachelorette” Season 7, Ashley Hebert)
Hosted by Chris Harrison, “Bachelor Pad” is executive-produced by Mike Fleiss and Martin Hilton. “The Bachelor,” “The Bachelorette” and “Bachelor Pad” are all produced by Next Entertainment in association with Warner Horizon Television.
The following is a list of the upcoming summer programming in chronological order (all times ET):
THE BACHELORETTE - PREMIERES MONDAY, MAY 23 (9:00-11:00 p.m.), AND MOVES TO ITS REGULAR TIME SLOT (8:00-10:01 p.m.) ON MONDAY, MAY 30 – Ashley Hebert, 26, couldn’t admit she was in love with Brad Womack – and it might have cost her the final rose – but that’s all in the past. The energetic and vivacious Hebert, who is ready to start a new life with a soul mate she might soon meet, will get a second chance at love when she stars in the seventh edition of “The Bachelorette.” Hosted by Chris Harrison, “The Bachelorette” is produced by Next Entertainment in association with Warner Horizon Television. Mike Fleiss and Martin Hilton are the executive producers.
EXTREME MAKEOVER: WEIGHT LOSS EDITION - PREMIERES MONDAY, MAY 30 (10:01-11:00 p.m.) – In a unique, non-competitive show about weight loss – unlike anything seen before on television – “Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition” will document the amazing makeover of eight courageous, “super obese” people. Shot over an unprecedented 365 days, the participants set out to safely lose half of their body weight, ultimately revealing an amazing metamorphosis. The term “super obese” defines those who exceed their estimated ideal weight by approximately 225 percent and who are roughly 200 pounds or more overweight. Trainer and transformation specialist Chris Powell (“The 640-Pound Virgin”) will guide each of eight participants through their transformation process by moving into their homes with their families or loved ones. By assuring that they have the proper nourishment and exercise movement, Chris will provide a fresh perspective to individuals whose lives have become unmanageable because of their weight. In each of the eight one-hour episodes, the participants undergo a transformation not only of their bodies, but of who they are as individuals. Each stand-alone episode of the series will chronicle one participant’s journey to reclaim his or her life. From the producers of “The Biggest Loser,” “Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition” is executive-produced by JD Roth, Todd A. Nelson and Matt Assmus. The series is produced by 3 Ball Productions/Eyeworks USA.
WIPEOUT - SPECIAL ONE-HOUR SNEAK PEEK EPISODE THURSDAY, JUNE 16 (8:00-9:00 p.m.), BEFORE THE SUMMER SERIES PREMIERE TUESDAY, JUNE 21 (8:00-9:00 p.m.) (various encores and originals to air Thursday’s, 8:00-9:00 p.m.) — Summer brings an all-new course, stunts and specially-themed episodes. Contestants will face brand new obstacles like the “Human Hamster Wheel,” the “Time Crunch” and “Chutes and Splatter,” and will go through a unique version of “Driver’s Ed.” There’s also a whole new summer Wipeout Zone featuring “The Flush!,” and of course all obstacles will come with plenty of new surprises. “Wipeout” executive producers are Matt Kunitz (“Fear Factor”) and Scott Larsen. Shye Sutherland, Kevin Wehrenberg, Trice Barto and J. Rupert Thompson are co-executive producers. The series is produced by Endemol USA. David Goldberg is the chairman of Endemol North America.
101 WAYS TO LEAVE A GAME SHOW - PREMIERES THURSDAY, JUNE 16 (9:00-10:00 p.m.)
“101 Ways to Leave a Game Show” will feature contestants competing in one of the most insane game shows in history for a chance to win $50,000. In “101 Ways,” contestants will match wits in a series of multiple choice questions, with one contestant being eliminated every round. But unlike any other game show in the world, the eliminated contestant will then be ejected from the show in spectacular fashion — i.e., being flown away strapped to the wing of a biplane, pushed off the top of a moving semi truck, dragged underwater by a one-ton anchor or yanked off a dock by a speed boat. The show will be hosted by Jeff Sutphen (“BrainSurge”). Produced by Endemol USA, Matt Kunitz (“Wipeout”, “Fear Factor”) will serve as the executive producer.
ROOKIE BLUE - PREMIERES THURSDAY, JUNE 16 (10:00-11:00 p.m.) -Take a candid look inside the professional and personal lives of five rookie cops as they navigate their first years on the job in this one-hour drama. During last summer’s premiere season, these rookies hit the streets for the first time with their training officers and learned how to walk the thin blue line. Now the training wheels are off – more experienced, they’re ready to kick some serious butt. But these rookies are just beginning to realize there are no shortcuts to becoming good at this job. And when you’re a rookie officer, a little knowledge is a dangerous thing. “Rookie Blue” stars Missy Peregrym as Andy McNally, Gregory Smith as Dov Epstein, Charlotte Sullivan as Gail Peck, Enuka Okuma as Traci Nash, Travis Milne as Chris Diaz, Ben Bass as Sam Swarek and Eric Johnson as Detective Luke Callaghan. Tassie Cameron, Ilana Frank, David Wellington, Noreen Halpern and John Morayniss are the executive producers. “Rookie Blue” is produced by Thump Inc. and Entertainment One.
EXPEDITION IMPOSSIBLE - PREMIERES TUESDAY, JUNE 21 (9:00-10:00 p.m.) – Adventurer, zoologist, big cat trainer and all-around risk taker Dave Salmoni hosts ABC’s epic summer series, “Expedition Impossible,” which features ordinary people doing the extraordinary in the biggest adventure of their lives. The show will feature 13 teams of 3, racing on an expedition across vast deserts, over snow capped mountains and through raging rivers. Each week a new stage of the expedition will be revealed to the teams. Will they crumble under the pressure of having to think clearly in the wilds of the great outdoors, or will they find a way to work together to complete their adventures? After 10 stunning legs of competition, one team will cross the finish line first to claim victory. Mark Burnett and Lisa Hennessy serve as executive producers. Both the television show and format will be distributed internationally by Mark Burnett International Distribution.
THE HOT ZONE – PREMIERES TUESDAY, JUNE 21 (10:00-11:00 p.m.) – This new drama is set in 2006 at the only military hospital providing advanced surgical care in all of Southern Afghanistan, and charts the frantic lives of the hospital’s resident doctors and nurses from Canada, America, the U.K. and other allied countries. This highly-charged series follows the characters as they navigate through the relentless life-and-death battles on the operating table and the never-ending conflicts that arise from working in a war zone military hospital. “The Hot Zone” stars Elias Koteas (“The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”) as Colonel Marks, Michelle Borth (“Hawaii Five-0″) as Canadian surgeon Dr. Rebecca Gordon, Luke Mably (“The Gates”) as neurosurgeon Dr. Simon Hill, Deborah Kara Unger (“The Hurricane”) as Australian army psychiatrist Major Ada Pedersen, Terry Chen (“Sanctuary”) as trauma team leader Captain Bobby Trang and Arnold Pinnock (“The Listener”) as Commander Will Royal, Chief of Nursing. “The Hot Zone” is a production from Canada’s Sienna Films and the U.K.’s Artists Studio. Academy Award(r)-nominated Daniel Petrie Jr. is executive producer and showrunner. Executive producers are Jennifer Kawaja and Julia Sereny for Sienna Films, Gub Neal, Justin Thomson-Glover and Patrick Irwin for U.K.-based Artists Studio, as well as Simon Vaughan of Lookout Point. “The Hot Zone” was created by Jinder Oujla-Chalmers and Douglas Steinberg.
TAKE THE MONEY AND RUN – PREMIERES THURSDAY, JULY 28 (9:00-10:00 p.m.) — From the producers of “The Amazing Race” and the “CSI” franchise comes an entirely new heart-stopping competition show. Combining all the elements of an edge-of-your-seat spy thriller with the excitement of rooting for real people in various locales outwitting high-level investigators, “Take the Money and Run” is an exhilarating competition series that will take reality television to a whole new level. The cat and mouse format will pit investigative professionals against everyday people trying to win a $100,000 prize. “Take the Money and Run” is produced by Profiles Television LLC and Jerry Bruckheimer Television, and distributed in the U.S. by Horizon Alternative Television. Executive producers are Jerry Bruckheimer, Bertram van Munster, Jonathan Littman, Elise Doganieri and Philip Morrow. KristieAnne Reed and Mark Dziak are co-executive producers.
BACHELOR PAD — PREMIERES MONDAY, AUGUST 8 (8:00-10:00 p.m.) — Fan-favorites, arch-rivals, villains and the sexiest participants from the hugely successful “Bachelor” franchise reunite under one roof in a competitive reality series for a “second chance” at love as ABC’s “Bachelor Pad” returns for a second season. Who among Bachelors and Bachelorettes past will rekindle old flames and ignite new ones? “The Bachelor,” “The Bachelorette” and “Bachelor Pad” are all produced by Next Entertainment in association with Warner Horizon. Chris Harrison (“The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette”) hosts.
AMERICA’S KARAOKE CHALLENGE – PREMIERES MONDAY, AUGUST 8 (10:00-11:00 p.m.) – This summer ABC brings viewers the amazing story of a competition that draws thousands of the most talented singers together in the ultimate sing-off – the Karaoke World Championships USA. It’s a battle of performances from America’s biggest karaoke competition that will crown a new king and queen of karaoke. Produced by Lincoln Square Productions for ABC.
All-Star Cast of Former ‘The Bachelor’ and ‘The Bachelorette’ Contestants on ‘Bachelor Pad’ Announced
Fan-favorites, arch-rivals, villains and the sexiest participants from the hugely successful “Bachelor” franchise reunite under one roof in a competitive reality series to compete for $250,000 and perhaps a “second chance” at love, on ABC’s “Bachelor Pad,” premiering MONDAY, AUGUST 9 (8:00-10:00 p.m., ET). The series begins with 19 of the most unforgettable characters from seasons past living together in the “Bachelor Pad” mansion. Each week they’ll square off in head-to-head challenges to compete for immunity and the opportunity to go on a date with contestants of their choice. The winner of the challenge will then grant immunity to one of his or her dates via the presentation of a rose. At the end of each episode, the contestants will vote amongst themselves to determine which cast members will be eliminated from the competition.
Former “The Bachelor” and “Dancing with the Stars” contestant Melissa Rycroft gets set to co-host “Bachelor Pad,” the exciting new competitive reality series from the producers of “The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette.” Rycroft will host alongside Chris Harrison (“The Bachelor,” “The Bachelorette”) when the series premieres Monday, August 9 (8:00-10:00 p.m., ET), on ABC.
“Bachelor Pad” reunites 19 of the most unforgettable suitors from the hit franchise “The Bachelor.” The series, which marks the first “all-star” reunion from previous seasons of “The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette,” will feature the contestants living together while competing against each other in a series of challenges. At stake is $250,000 and maybe a second chance at finding love.
Executive producers of “Bachelor Pad” are Mike Fleiss, Martin Hilton and Jay Bienstock. The series is from Next Entertainment in association with Warner Horizon Television.