This summer, cancel your plans and plop down on the couch for some must-see reality TV.

The creators of popular dating shows "The Bachelor" and "The Bachelorette" will debut a new show called the "Bachelor Pad," featuring lots of hookups and hot tub moments. Can it get any better?

Look out for your favorite villians, rivals and memorable characters as they reunite in the "Bachelor Pad" mansion for a chance to win $250,000 and maybe even a second shot at love. Contestants compete for immunity ala "Survivor" and a crack at dating a fellow contestant. And yes, they will have rose ceremonies!

Chris Harrison will co-host the show with Melissa Rycroft, a former contestant of "The Bachelor" and "Dancing with the Stars." Wow, Melissa! What a way to spin 15 minutes of fame into an hour. Watch all the fun on Monday, August 9 at 9 p.m. on ABC.

Tell us what you think! Is this show way over the top or will you watch every week? Leave your comments here.

VIDEOS: Fall TV preview 2010
 

advertisement | advertise on newsday