Fall TV Preview

TVLine Items: Baddies Fill New Bachelor Pad, Dempsey Talks Grey's Fate, and More TV News

ABC’s Bachelor Pad returns with its second season on August 8, and in addition to the buzzy and previoulsy reported reunion of hostile ex-lovahs Jake Pavelka and Vienna Girardi, a few fan-hated Bachelor and Bachelorette villains are getting in on the money-grubbing action.

Michelle Money (from Brad Womack’s Season 15) and “Wrestler” Justin “Rated R” Rego (Ali Fedotowski’s Season 6) are just a few of the attention-seekers taking part in the “for love or money” challenges that the Pad offers, EW.com reports.

Among the other ladies joining the festivities are Gia Allemand (Season 14), Holly Durst (Season 12), Jackie Gordon (Season 15), Ella Nolan (Season 14), Erica Rose (Season 9), and Alli Travis (Season 15). The men include Graham Bunn (Season 4), Kirk Dewindt (Season 6), Kasey Kahl (Season 6), Michael Stagliano (Season 5), and three super-secret rejected fellas from Ashley Hebert’s current season of The Bachelorette.

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• As the “Will Patrick Dempsey Stay with Grey’s Anatomy Beyond Next Season?” saga continues, the original cast member is now saying that should Derek and Meredith reconcile, he’d be more inclined to ink a new deal. “I think there’s a lot more room for them to develop as adults instead of being stuck in this adolescent dynamic,” he told TV Guide Magazine. But don’t get too excited, Mer-Der fans, since Dempsey believes “it’s going to be incredibly hard for them to get back together, because she’s really betrayed him on a personal and professional level.”

• Revenge of the Nerds’ Booger may be the one to hand The Closer‘s Brenda her “comeuppance.” In a multi-episode gig during the final season of  the TNT drama, Curtis Armstrong will play a “resourceful” attorney suing the Major Crimes division on behalf of the mother of a slain gang member, says TVGuide.com. As such, he’ll face off against Mark Pellegrino’s legal eagle.

• The fine folks of Salt Lake City, Utah will have a tough time finding The Playboy Club on their TV this fall, now that local NBC affiliate KSL has announced its decision to not carry the sexy crime drama. “Everyone is clear what [the Playboy brand] stands for,” KSL network president Mark Willes said in a statement. “We want to be sure everyone is clear what the KSL brand stands for, which is completely inconsistent with the Playboy brand.”

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