Chad Johnson set to appear on Ben Higgins, Lauren Bushnell spinoff show

'Bachelor' Star Ben Higgins and Fiance Lauren Bushnell Were 'Worried' About Reality Show

The Bachelor isn't quite finished with Chad Johnson.

The Bachelorette villain and exiled Bachelor in Paradise star will appear on Ben and Lauren: Happily Ever After?, a show rep confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter.

Happily Ever After? will chronicle post-show life for Bachelor couple Ben Higgins and Lauren Bushnell when it premieres Oct. 11 on Freeform. Details about Chad's appearance remain under wraps, as the spinoff series is currently in production.

After making his debut on ABC's most recent cycle of The Bachelorette with Joelle "JoJo" Fletcher, Chad quickly earned "villain" status by threatening his fellow housemates with acts of violence and was eliminated. The franchise brought him back, along with other castoffs and fan favorites, for Bachelor in Paradise, which is currently airing its third season.

He squandered the second chance, however, by getting intoxicated and launching offensive tirades, again, at his castmembers, as well as at host Chris Harrison. Chad lasted one episode and was kicked off the show, by Chris, on the premiere.

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NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 15: Ben Higgins and Lauren Bushnell discuss 'The Bachelor' at AOL Studios in New York on March 15, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Mireya Acierto/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 15: Ben Higgins and Lauren Bushnell discuss 'The Bachelor' at AOL Studios in New York on March 15, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Mireya Acierto/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 15: The Bachelors(R_L) Lauren Bushnell and Ben Higgins are seen on 'Good Morning America' on March 15, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 15: Ben Higgins and Lauren Bushnell visit ABC's 'Good Morning America' in Times Square on March 15, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 15: Ben Higgins and Lauren Bushnell visit ABC's 'Live with Kelly and Michael' on March 15, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 15: Ben Higgins and Lauren Bushnell visit ABC's 'Good Morning America' in Times Square on March 15, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 15: Ben Higgins and Lauren Bushnell visit ABC's 'Good Morning America' in Times Square on March 15, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 15: Ben Higgins and Lauren Bushnell visit ABC's 'Good Morning America' in Times Square on March 15, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 15: The Bachelors Lauren Bushnell and Ben Higgins are seen on 'Good Morning America' on March 15, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 15: Ben Higgins and Lauren Bushnell visit ABC's 'Good Morning America' in Times Square on March 15, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 15: The Bachelors Lauren Bushnell and Ben Higgins are seen on 'Good Morning America' on March 15, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 17: 'Bachelor' Ben Higgins (L) and fiancee Lauren Bushnell visit 'The Lion King' on Broadway at Minskoff Theatre on March 17, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Mark Sagliocco/WireImage)
NEW YORK - MARCH 18: The Bachelor's Ben Higgins and fiance Lauren Bushnell seen at the Today Show on March 18, 2016 in New York, New York. (Photo by Josiah Kamau/BuzzFoto via Getty Images)
AUSTIN, TX - APRIL 30: TV personalities Ben Higgins and Lauren Bushnell attend the 2016 iHeartCountry Festival at The Frank Erwin Center on April 30, 2016 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Rick Kern/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)
AUSTIN, TX - APRIL 30: (L-R) TV personalities Ben Higgins and Lauren Bushnell speak onstage during the 2016 iHeartCountry Festival at The Frank Erwin Center on April 30, 2016 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)
BEN & LAUREN: HAPPILY EVER AFTER? - Freeform's 'Ben & Lauren: Happily Ever After?' stars Lauren Bushnell and Ben Higgins. (Vu Ong/FreeForm via Getty Images)
THE BACHELORETTE - 'After the Final Rose'- Emotions run high as JoJo sits down with Chris Harrison, live, to talk about her two final bachelors from this season - Jordan and Robby. She takes viewers back to those final days in exotic Phuket, Thailand, when she needed to make her life-changing decision. Both men return to sit with JoJo and discuss the shocking outcome of the show and their relationships. It's the unpredictable ending to JoJo's adventure to find true love on 'The Bachelorette: After the Final Rose,' MONDAY, AUGUST 1 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT). (Photo by Rick Rowell/ABC via Getty Images) BEN HIGGINS, LAUREN BUSHNELL
BEN & LAUREN: HAPPILY EVER AFTER? - 'An Offer We Can't Refuse?' - After an uncomfortable lunch date with Ben's ex JoJo and her new fianc�Jordan, Ben and Lauren head back to Denver and begin to discover new things about each other, for better or worse, in an all-new episode of Freeform's original series 'Ben & Lauren: Happily Ever After?,' airing TUESDAY, OCTOBER 18 (8:00-9:00 p.m. EDT), on Freeform. (Greg Zabilski/Freeform via Getty Images) JOJO FLETCHER, JORDAN RODGERS, BEN HIGGINS, LAUREN BUSHNELL
BEN & LAUREN: HAPPILY EVER AFTER? - Freeform's 'Ben & Lauren: Happily Ever After?' stars Ben Higgins and Lauren Bushnell. (Vu Ong/FreeForm via Getty Images)
BEN & LAUREN: HAPPILY EVER AFTER? - 'An Offer We Can't Refuse?' - After an uncomfortable lunch date with Ben's ex JoJo and her new fianc�Jordan, Ben and Lauren head back to Denver and begin to discover new things about each other, for better or worse, in an all-new episode of Freeform's original series 'Ben & Lauren: Happily Ever After?,' airing TUESDAY, OCTOBER 18 (8:00-9:00 p.m. EDT), on Freeform. (Adam Larkey/Freeform via Getty Images) BEN HIGGINS, LAUREN BUSHNELL
BEN & LAUREN: HAPPILY EVER AFTER? - 'Chad to the Bone' - Ben and Lauren head to the woods for a camping trip with some former Bachelor contestants, but all hell breaks loose when villain Chad shows up and threatens to ruin everything, in an all-new episode of Freeform's original series 'Ben & Lauren: Happily Ever After?,' airing TUESDAY, OCTOBER 25 (8:00-9:00 p.m. EDT), on Freeform. (Adam Larkey/Freeform via Getty Images) LAUREN BUSHNELL, BEN HIGGINS
BEN & LAUREN: HAPPILY EVER AFTER? - 'A House Divided' - After living in close quarters, Ben and Lauren decide to look at new houses and struggle to find a compromise, causing both to evaluate their current career plans and explore new options, in an all-new episode of Freeform's original series 'Ben & Lauren: Happily Ever After?,' airing TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 1 (8:00-9:00 p.m. EDT), on Freeform. (Josh Vertucci/Freeform via Getty Images) BEN HIGGINS, LAUREN BUSHNELL
BEN & LAUREN: HAPPILY EVER AFTER? - Ben Higgins and Lauren Bushnell from Ben & Lauren: Happily Ever After? enjoy a magical day at Disneyland. (Richard Harbaugh/ABC via Getty Images) LAUREN BUSHNELL, BEN HIGGINS
BEN & LAUREN: HAPPILY EVER AFTER? - 'Relationship Retreat' - Ben and Lauren go to couples counseling with Grant, Lace and the twins - Emily and Haley - all in good fun until Ben drops a bombshell; then Ben and Lauren decide to go on a road trip to spend time together processing where they are at in their relationship, in a two-hour event of Freeform's original series 'Ben & Lauren: Happily Ever After?,' airing TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 15 (8:00-10:00 p.m. EST), on Freeform. (Rick Rowell/Freeform via Getty Images) ED SHEVICK, FLORENCE 'TOOTS' SHEVICK, LAUREN BUSHNELL, BEN HIGGINS
LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 23: TV personalities Lauren Bushnell (L) and Ben Higgins attend the 2016 iHeartRadio Music Festival at T-Mobile Arena on September 23, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Isaac Brekken/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)
LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 23: TV personalities Ben Higgins (L) and Lauren Bushnell attend the 2016 iHeartRadio Music Festival at T-Mobile Arena on September 23, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Mindy Small/FilmMagic)
LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 24: Television personalities Ben Higgins (L) and Lauren Bushnell speak during the 2016 Daytime Village at the iHeartRadio Music Festival at the Las Vegas Village on September 24, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
BEN & LAUREN: HAPPILY EVER AFTER? - What a Difference a Year Makes - To celebrate their anniversary, Ben and Lauren decide to give back and focus on someone in need by pulling off a surprise home makeover renovation, in an all-new episode of Freeforms original series Ben & Lauren: Happily Ever After?, airing TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 22 (8:00-9:00 p.m. EST), on Freeform. (Josh Vertucci/Freeform via Getty Images) BEN HIGGINS, LAUREN BUSHNELL
BEN & LAUREN: HAPPILY EVER AFTER? - 'What Happens in Vegas...' - The couple arrives for their bachelor/bachelorette parties in Las Vegas, but things are a little uncomfortable as no one knows where Ben and Lauren's relationship lies, on the season finale of Freeform's original series 'Ben & Lauren: Happily Ever After?,' airing TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 29 (8:00-9:00 p.m. EST), on Freeform. (Ronda Churchill/Freeform via Getty Images) BEN HIGGINS, LAUREN BUSHNELL
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 10: Lauren Bushnell and Ben Higgins attend The Knot Gala 2016 at New York Public Library on October 10, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 11: Lauren Bushnell (L) and Ben Higgins visit 'Extra' at their New York studios at H&M in Times Square on October 11, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by D Dipasupil/Getty Images for Extra)
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The polarizing castmember became a viral topic on social media during his run, and his episodes saw results in the ratings department. ABC heavily teased Chad's return on Bachelor in Paradise throughout The Bachelorette — including giving him the floor during the Men Tell All reunion special. The first episode saw a 30 percent jump from the prior season premiere.

Freeform, sister network to ABC, announced Ben and Lauren's series — the first Bachelor couple spinoff — with promises of appearances by franchise fan favorites. Chad is the first guest to be confirmed.

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BACHELOR IN PARADISE - 'Episode 301' - Looking for a second chance at love on the season premiere of the highly anticipated 'Bachelor in Paradise,' beginning TUESDAY, AUGUST 2 (8:00-10:00 p.m., EDT) on the ABC Television Network, the cast arrive one by one to their own private paradise in the gorgeous town of Sayulita, located in Vallarta-Nayarit, Mexico. The cast comprised of former fan favorites and controversial characters from 'The Bachelor' franchise live together along the shores of Paradise beach, share exotic dates, and explore new romances, all for another chance to find love. Each week, relationships will be put to the test as new contestants are introduced into the mix. At the end of each week, a rose ceremony will be held where uncoupled contestants will be cast out of Paradise! (Rick Rowell/ABC via Getty Images) CHAD JOHNSON
BACHELOR IN PARADISE - The long awaited third season of last summers genre-defying breakout hit series Bachelor in Paradise returns on TUESDAY, AUGUST 2 (8:0010:00 p.m. EDT), on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Rick Rowell/ABC via Getty Images) CHAD JOHNSON, ISABEL GOODKIND, EMILY FERGUSON, JUBILEE SHARPE, JARED HAIBON, AMANDA STANTON, EVAN BASS, LACE MORRIS, SARAH HERRON, GRANT KEMP, CARLY WADDELL, DANIEL MAGUIRE, HALEY FERGUSON, NICK VIALL, VINCENT VENTIERA
JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE - 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' airs every weeknight at 11:35 p.m. EST and features a diverse lineup of guests that include celebrities, athletes, musical acts, comedians and human interest subjects, along with comedy bits and a house band. The guests for Monday, June 20 included Jeff Bridges ('Hell or High Water') and musical guest Garbage. (Photo by Randy Holmes/ABC via Getty Images) CHAD JOHNSON, JIMMY KIMMEL
BACHELOR IN PARADISE - The long awaited third season of last summers genre-defying breakout hit series Bachelor in Paradise returns on TUESDAY, AUGUST 2 (8:0010:00 p.m. EDT), on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Craig Sjodin/ABC via Getty Images) CHAD JOHNSON
THE BACHELORETTE - 'The Men Tell All' - It's an exciting, unpredictable reunion viewers won't want to miss as the most memorable bachelors from this season - including Alex, Chad, Chase, Christian, Daniel, Derek, Evan, Grant, James Taylor, Luke and Wells - return to confront each other and JoJo one last time on national television to dish the dirt and tell their side of the story. A first look at the third season of ABC's highly anticipated hot summer series 'Bachelor in Paradise' will be featured, along with a preview of the explosive final days of JoJo's journey to find love, on 'The Bachelorette: The Men Tell All,' as 'The Bachelorette' two-night special event concludes, TUESDAY, JULY 26 (8:00-10:00 p.m. EDT), on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Adam Taylor/ABC via Getty Images) CHRIS HARRISON, CHAD JOHNSON
THE BACHELORETTE - 'Episode 1203' - Still in shock after Chad stays as part of the group of 17 remaining men despite his aggressive behavior, the men feel the pressure as the competition heats up. Chase and JoJo go to a hot yoga class during the day, which ends with a surprise performance by country star Charles Kelly. A group of unsuspecting bachelors are about to come clean about their sexual experiences - in public! Meanwhile, Chad has reverted back to his hot-head ways, almost leading to fisticuffs. James Taylor is treated to a good old-fashioned swing-dance date, topped off by a trip to lover's lane. An impromptu pool party replaces the cocktail party, and the drama begins as one man calls Chad out for his bullying behavior, and Chris Harrison takes matters into his own hands. Will this be the end of the road for Chad? Find out on the special two-night event on 'The Bachelorette,' beginning MONDAY, JUNE 6 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), on the ABC Television Network. (Rick Rowell/ABC via Getty Images) CHAD, DANIEL
THE BACHELORETTE - Jo Jo Fletcher first stole America's heart on Ben Higgins season of 'The Bachelor,' where she charmed both Ben and Bachelor Nation with her bubbly personality and sweet, girl-next-door wit and spunk. Jo Jo embarks on her own journey to find love when she stars in the 12th edition of 'The Bachelorette,' which premieres on MONDAY, MAY 23 on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Craig Sjodin/ABC via Getty Images) CHAD
THE BACHELORETTE - '1201' - Successful and stunning real estate developer JoJo Fletcher, 25, gets a second chance at her happily-ever-after, choosing from twenty-six handsome bachelors. After being devastated last season by a shocking rejection from Bachelor Ben Higgins, who confessed his love to both her and Lauren Bushnell, the Texan beauty is ready to leave that heartbreak behind and write her very own love story as the Bachelorette. JoJo will embark on her own journey to find her soul mate when she stars in the 12th edition of ABC's hit romance reality series, 'The Bachelorette,' which will premiere at a special time MONDAY, MAY 23 (9:01-11:00 p.m. EDT), on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Rick Rowell/ABC via Getty Images) CHAD, JOJO FLETCHER
THE BACHELORETTE - '1201' - Successful and stunning real estate developer JoJo Fletcher, 25, gets a second chance at her happily-ever-after, choosing from twenty-six handsome bachelors. After being devastated last season by a shocking rejection from Bachelor Ben Higgins, who confessed his love to both her and Lauren Bushnell, the Texan beauty is ready to leave that heartbreak behind and write her very own love story as the Bachelorette. JoJo will embark on her own journey to find her soul mate when she stars in the 12th edition of ABC's hit romance reality series, 'The Bachelorette,' which will premiere at a special time MONDAY, MAY 23 (9:01-11:00 p.m. EDT), on the ABC Television Network. (Rick Rowell/ABC via Getty Images) CHAD, JOJO FLETCHER
THE BACHELORETTE - JoJo Fletcher first stole America's heart on Ben Higgins season of 'The Bachelor,' where she charmed both Ben and Bachelor Nation with her bubbly personality and sweet, girl-next-door wit and spunk. JoJo embarks on her own journey to find love when she stars in the 12th edition of 'The Bachelorette,' which premieres on MONDAY, MAY 23 on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Craig Sjodin/ABC via Getty Images) (FRONT ROW) NICK B., CHRISTIAN, JAMES T., ALEX, PETE, ALI, LUKE, JOHN, DANIEL; (MIDDLE ROW) GRANT, COLEY, SAL, ROBBY, JAMES S., JORDAN, WELLS, EVAN, CHASE; (BACK ROW) JAMES F., VINCENT, JAKE, DEREK, BRANDON, CHAD, NICK S., WILL
THE BACHELORETTE - 'Episode 1203' - Still in shock after Chad stays as part of the group of 17 remaining men despite his aggressive behavior, the men feel the pressure as the competition heats up. Chase and JoJo go to a hot yoga class during the day, which ends with a surprise performance by country star Charles Kelly. A group of unsuspecting bachelors are about to come clean about their sexual experiences - in public! Meanwhile, Chad has reverted back to his hot-head ways, almost leading to fisticuffs. James Taylor is treated to a good old-fashioned swing-dance date, topped off by a trip to lover's lane. An impromptu pool party replaces the cocktail party, and the drama begins as one man calls Chad out for his bullying behavior, and Chris Harrison takes matters into his own hands. Will this be the end of the road for Chad? Find out on the special two-night event on 'The Bachelorette,' beginning MONDAY, JUNE 6 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), on the ABC Television Network. (Rick Rowell/ABC via Getty Images) CHAD, ALEX, JOJO FLETCHER, GRANT, CHRISTIAN, NICK B.
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When previously speaking to THR about their return to reality TV, Ben and Lauren categorized Happily Ever After? as a docuseries that will follow the newly engaged pair exploring wedding planning and cohabitation in Ben's hometown in Colorado. They planned to show Ben's political interests, but the Denver native has since dropped his plans to run for a seat in the Colorado House of Representatives.

At the time, they said they hadn't yet watched JoJo's season of The Bachelorette (JoJo was the runner-up from Ben's season of The Bachelor), but Lauren admitted that talk of the infamous Chad was luring her back in. "Now I definitely want to get caught up — I keep hearing so much about this Chad guy," she said.

Happily Ever After? is being produced by Next Entertainment in association with Warner Horizon Television with Bachelor creator Mike Fleiss, Martin Hilton and Jason Ehrlich as the executive producers.

The series is the fourth spinoff for the long-running Bachelor franchise, including ABC's The Bachelorette, Bachelor Pad and Bachelor in Paradise. The network also debuted two one-hour aftershows, Bachelor Live, hosted by Harrison, and After Paradise.

In its second season, After Paradise is no longer hosted by Harrison. In his place is past Bachelor Sean Lowe and franchise superfan Michelle Collins, formerly of The View.

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