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The Bachelor Franchise Is Getting Another Spinoff

It’ll probably be less dignified than this looks.

Our reigning boring engaged couple may be no more, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of opportunities for Ben and Lauren — never mind all those other lovelorn castoffs — to get back in the game. And this time we mean that pretty literally: The Bachelor Winter Games, which was announced at ABC’s upfronts today, “will take competitive dating to a chilling new level” in February 2018. Details about what the show will entail are scant; all we know is that it’ll be an “ode to the Winter Olympic Games” that reunites Bachelor favorites and villains at a luxurious winter resort, where they’ll “go head-to-head in winter-themed athletic challenges, including the toughest sport of all — love.” While the ill-fated Bachelor spinoff Bachelor Pad — a mash-up of often-humiliating physical challenges and semi-romantic drunken makeouts — lasted for three seasons before it was replaced by the gloriously chaotic, margarita-soaked free-for-all that is Bachelor in Paradise, The Bachelor Winter Games sounds a lot like the dearly departed Pad. Who will be sporting embarrassingly gaudy outfits for the inevitable couples ice-dancing challenge? Start placing your bets now.

The Bachelor Franchise Is Getting Another Spinoff