"Bachelor Pad" returns to ABC

Hosted by Chris Harrison ("The Bachelor," "The Bachelorette"), "Bachelor Pad" returns MONDAY, AUGUST 8 (8:00-11:00 p.m., ET) with its most controversial cast to date, as 18 unforgettable characters from the "Bachelor" franchise - those we love and those we love to hate -- gather back at the mansion to live together and compete for $250,000 and possibly a second chance at love. The drama begins as the contestants move into the "Bachelor" mansion to meet their fellow competitors on a night where Jake Pavelka and Vienna Girardi will come face to face for the first time since their unforgettable primetime showdown. In their first challenge, the "Hook Up," the men and women will pair off into couples clinging to each other 10-feet high. The couple who can hang on to each other the longest will win the challenge and be saved from elimination. At the end of the episode, one man and one woman will be voted off. (ABC/GREG ZABILSKI) MELISSA SCHREIBER, CHRIS HARRISON
August 15, 2011 10:00:15 AM PDT