ABC network has concluded plans to spin off two of their biggest shows “The Bachelor” and “Dancing With the Stars,”
According to Variety report, the spin-off of “Bachelor” is going to be ”The Bachelor Winter Games” while there will be a kids version of “Dancing With the Stars.”
It was gathered that ”The Bachelor Winter Games” will feature former participants from past seasons of “The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette” from arch rivals to villains.
The spin-off is described by ABC as “an ode to the Winter Olympic Games” that will “take competitive dating to a chilling new level,” the spinoff will reunite the all-stars at a luxurious winter resort where they will go head-to-head in winter-themed athletic challenges, including the toughest sport of all – love.
However, “Bachelor” creator Mike Fleiss will serve as executive producer, along with Martin Hilton. While Next Entertainment and Warner Horizon Unscripted Television are producing.
”The Bachelor Winter Games” will premiere in February 2018, airing in conjunction with “The Bachelor” Season 22, according to ABC’s reality chief Robert Mills, who tweeted about the scheduling news Tuesday morning. The premiere date will put ”The Bachelor Winter Games” on during the Winter Olympics, which will be broadcast on NBC.
On its part, “Dancing With the Stars Junior” will pair celebrity kids and kids of celebrities with professional junior ballroom dancers to perform choreographed routines, which will be judged by a panel of renowned ballroom experts, just like the flagship series. But the cast on the panel are yet to be announced.
The junior spinoff hails from BBC Worldwide Productions and is slated to debut in spring 2018.
Moreover, ABC renewed flagship series — “The Bachelor” which has been selected for its 22nd season, while “DWTS” has been renewed for Season 25.
Meanwhile, this is the first time “Dancing With The Stars” is having a spin-off, while “Bachelor,” has got many spin-offs apart from the recent winter games spinoff. From the show has come “The Bachelorette,” summer series “Bachelor In Paradise” and former show “Bachelor Pad.