Reality Show Rejects Given New Life on ABC's "Bachelor Pad"

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    LOS ANGELES - FEBRUARY 12: Contestants (L-R) Stu, Josh, Jason (frontrow) and Kevin, Mark, David, Eric T. and Chris M. (backrow) attend the taping of The Bachelorette - The Men Tell All Special on February 12, 2005 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Getty Images)

    What would happen if ABC rounded up some of the best - or worst - runners up from both "The Bachelor" and "The Bachelorette" and put them together in a house with a chance to win $250,000?

    Reality TV fans are about to find out as the network launches its latest reality creation, "The Bachelor Pad,"reports the New York Daily News.

    Hosted by "Bachelorette" host Chris Harrison and former "Bachelor" winner Melissa Rycroft, the show will drop 19 people - 11 women and 8 men - into a contest that presents a bit of a twist on the regular dating show format. In the spinoff, the girls vote off the guys and the boys kick off the girls, creating a strategic imperative for the players to work themselves into the good graces of the majority of the members of the opposite sex.

    Former fan favorites like Wes Hayden, Nikki Kappke and Jesse Kovacs are among the cast members who will start their race for the prize on Monday night's premiere episode.