Nick Romano
May 16, 2017 01:08 PM


The Bachelor and The Bachelorette are getting the Real World/Road Rules-style treatment.

During an Upfronts conference call with reporters on Tuesday, ABC announced a new Bachelor spin-off, The Bachelor Winter Games, which will fuse the game of love with competitive sports. The all-stars from past seasons of the network’s dating shows, including “arch rivals” and “villains,” will compete against each other in “winter-themed athletic challenges” at a luxury winter resort.

This includes “the toughest sport of all — love.” Given the cold weather, we predict lots of canoodling in the jacuzzi.

The Winter Games, executive-produced by Mike Fleiss and Martin Hilton, will premiere in February 2018 to coincide with television promos for the Winter Olympic Games.

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Also announced is a Dancing with the Stars spin-off, Dancing with the Stars Junior, which will pair celebrity kids with pint-sized professional ballroom dancers. (Let’s get the unofficial petition for Jacob Tremblay and the Stranger Things gang going!)

The series will feature a panel of ballroom experts and debut in spring 2018.

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