ABC Announces 'Bachelor Pad' All-Star Cast

Chris Harrison cohosts the new series -- but which of the franchise's former contestants will populate the Bachelor Pad?

Who says you can’t have a second chance at love? This summer, some of your favorite Bachelor and Bachelorette contestants will get one, at least, on a new ABC spin-off series cohosted by Chris Harrison and former Bachelor finalist Melissa Rycroft.

ABC has announced its lineup for their "all-star" spin-off series, aptly titled The Bachelor Pad, during which all your faves and love-to-hates will be living under the same roof -- and striking up romances when they’re not going head-to-head in immunity challenges. Is this The Dating Game meets Survivor? Sure sounds like it!

The show, set to premiere Aug. 9, will feature a line-up of 19 of the most memorable former contestants, including famous forehead Elizabeth K. (The Bachelor, season 14), older woman Gwen G. (The Bachelor, season 2), arch-rivals Juan B. and David G. (The Bachelorette, season 5) and fame-seeking country crooner Wes H. (The Bachelorette, season 5). Click here to see the full list of Bachelor Pad residents.

While the premise sounds seductive, we do have to wonder -- if these fine folks weren't romantically compelling enough to get the final rose during their first go 'round, will they collectively be riveting enough to keep us intrigued throughout this spin-off? Then again, if these sizzling swimsuit photos are any indication, we think they’ll manage just fine.

Who are you glad to see returning to star on Bachelor Pad? Chime in below!

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