"Not happening this summer," Mike Fleiss says
Sorry, Los Angeles-area florists: Mike Fleiss, producer of "The Bachelor" franchise, says the summer reality competition will not be back this year.
ABC confirmed to TheWrap that the show will not be back this summer, but declined to comment on whether it will ever be back.
The rose-filled elimination series, featuring often half-dressed former "Bachelor" and "Bachelorette" contestants, has aired for the last three summers. Last summer's "Bachelor Pad" finale was the show's lowest-rated ever, falling 35 percent from the previous finale.
Earlier this month, the finale of the latest "Bachelor" installement was up 14 percent over last year's finale.