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Good news, Bachelor Pad fans! Although there won’t be a season of the salacious summer hit this sunny season, it appears the dirty, sexy spinoff isn’t dead — it’s merely resting.  Exec producer Mike Fleiss recently told Entertainment Weekly he hopes to have it back on the tube in the summer of 2014.

“I really wanted to give it a break because I didn’t feel we had enough superstars to populate the Pad,” he explained.

That decision was made, however, before The Bachelorette Season 9 started airing and we think one cast member in particular is a shoe-in for BP4: 27-year-old James Case. Buff, handsome, athletic, and possibly quite devious (come on, something’s going on with that twinkle in his eye!), he’s a natural pick.

But there’s only one problem: We’re told as of now, James isn’t down.

“I don’t think he’d do it,” a friend of James’ tells Wetpaint Entertainment. “He’s happy to work for a living. He’s not chasing a reality TV dream.”

Fair enough, but a month spent drinking, hooking up, and going after a quarter mil? We think he can put his career on hold for that…

Here’s hoping!

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Beth Sobol is editor at large at Wetpaint Entertainment. As our resident reality TV spoiler diva, Beth has all the scoop on the Housewives, The Bachelor, and The Bachelorette. Follow her on Twitter and Google+!