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ABC's 'Bachelor Pad' Not Returning This Summer

March 18, 2013 (7:28 am) GMT
The show's executive producer, Mike Fleiss, lets words slip on Twitter that the network will not air the 'Bachelor' spin-off this summer.
ABC's 'Bachelor Pad' Not Returning This Summer

Dating show "" won't return for its fourth season this year after being one of ABC's favorite summer shows for three consecutive years. Executive producer Mike Fleiss revealed this when answering a question on Twitter.

While tweeting about Desiree Hartsock's first date with the guys during the filming of "", a fan asked Fleiss about the premiere date of "Bachelor Pad". The producer of "" responded with a short answer, "Not happening this summer..."

The network confirmed to Entertainment Weekly that the show, which has been a solid little player for ABC in the summer months, would not return this year. The network neither gave reasons for not bringing the reality show back nor clarified whether the show, the fun spin-off of "", would make it to the fourth season or not.

Hosted by Chris Harrison, "Bachelor Pad" is a game show that features contestants from "The Bachelor" and "" who live together in a mansion and compete for a final cash prize. The third season's finale drew 4.5 million total viewers and a 1.3 rating in adults 18-49 demo, down 25 and 32 percent from the second season's closer.

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