Bachelorette villain Chad Johnson wasn’t popular among the JoJo’s guys during his brief stay on ABC’s popular reality show, but that’s not stopping him from finding more opportunities to bring his brand of crazy back to TV.
Not only did he manage to snag a gig on the upcoming season of ABC’s Bachelor in Paradise, the Oklahoma real estate agent is currently in Los Angeles, just days after Bachelor creator Mike Fleiss hinted on that a spinoff starring Chad may be in the works.
And that’s not all — Chad was spotted out in L.A. with a reality TV producer over the weekend, one who has ties to The Bachelorette.
Although some fans assumed Fleiss was talking about bringing Chad on as the next Bachelor — gasp! — he clarified his initial tweet by saying that he is thinking about creating a show about Chad, one that would probably be a far cry from the upcoming spinoff on Freeform, Ben and Lauren: Happily Ever After, starring former Bachelor Ben Higgins and his fiancee Lauren Bushnell.
Fleiss first tweeted that he was “thinking Chad should be the next Bachelor spinoff,” and fans obviously didn’t pay attention to the word “spinoff,” so he had to clear things up with a second tweet a few days later.
I hear ya, #BachelorNation!!! How ’bout this little nugget? I’m thinking Chad should be the next Bachelor spinoff…
— Mike Fleiss (@fleissmeister) July 3, 2016
“Wasn’t saying Chad should be our next Bachelor,” Fleiss tweeted last week. “Was thinking he might need a new show of his own! #ChadtotheBone”
Wasn’t saying Chad should be our next Bachelor… Was thinking he might need a new show of his own! #ChadtotheBone
— Mike Fleiss (@fleissmeister) July 5, 2016
A few days later, Chad packed his bags and shared with his followers that he was heading to Los Angeles for a week, but he didn’t reveal why. His Snapchat followers, who get to watch Chad pet his dog and throw meat at his George Foreman grill on a regular basis, are now following his adventures in L.A., which included a night on the town with reality TV Producer Jenn Green.
Who is Jenn Green? She’s the woman who was dating Bachelorette Season 12 contestant Grant Kemp and was shocked to find out that he left her to go on the show. According to WetPaint, Jenn’s friend Erin Aschow put Grant “on blast” on Twitter on the night of the Bachelorette premiere, accusing the L.A. firefighter of dumping Jenn to chase fame after she introduced him to show’s producers.
— Erin Aschow (@erinaschow) May 24, 2016
If Chad met with Jenn to discuss the possibility of a Bachelor spinoff as suggested by Mike Fleiss, it appears that they hit the town before they had any serious discussions.
And if not, perhaps Chad is just trying to make his former co-stars jealous — after all, he was last spotted with Robby Hayes ex-girlfriend Hope Higgenbotham, prompting fans to question if he was dating her or just stirring up trouble.
Whether or not Chad is in L.A. to score a leading role in a new reality show or not, he will be in a TV studio with some of his Bachelorette co-stars next weekend to tape the upcoming Bachelorette: Men Tell All special.
According to Reality Steve, the two-hour special will air on July 25, so Chad will get an opportunity to talk about his time on the show, discuss his upcoming appearance on Bachelor in Paradise, and perhaps make amends with the guys from JoJo’s season — or not.
Would you watch a Bachelor spinoff show starring Chad Johnson?
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