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[04/16/12 - 10:32 AM]
For the First Time, ABC's Summer Hit "Bachelor Pad" Opens Casting Up to the General Public for Season Three
Submissions are being accepted throughout the month of April for the new season, premiering Monday, July 23.

[via press release from ABC]

MEDIA ALERT

FOR THE FIRST TIME, ABC'S SUMMER HIT "BACHELOR PAD" OPENS CASTING UP TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC FOR SEASON THREE

Show is Casting Participants Who Have Never Appeared in a "Bachelor" Franchise To Join Previous Bachelors and Bachelorettes for a Second Chance at Love

Bachelor Pad Will Return on Monday, July 23; Deadline to Apply is Sunday, April 29

WHAT: ABC's "Bachelor Pad" returns for a third season on MONDAY, JULY 23 (8:00-10:00 p.m., ET) 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.

WHEN: Submissions are being accepted throughout the month of April. Deadline is Sunday, April 29 at 11:59 p.m., PT.

WHO: We are looking for fresh faces that have the charm, wit and personality to compete for love. Applicants must be 21 and over.

WEBSITE: For more information and full eligibility, go to ABC.com/bachelorpad.com

ABOUT Bachelor Pad: Fan-favorites, arch-rivals and villains from the hugely successful "Bachelor" franchise reunite under one roof for a second chance at love on ABC's "Bachelor Pad," hosted by Chris Harrison ("The Bachelor" and "The Bachelorette"). Executive producers of "Bachelor Pad" are Mike Fleiss and Martin Hilton. "The Bachelor," "The Bachelorette" and "Bachelor Pad" are all produced by Next Entertainment in association with Warner Horizon Television.





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[10/22/14 - 04:00 PM]
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