On the latest installment, which debuts Monday, Jan. 7 at 8/7c on ABC, the 28-year-old Texan will narrow down the field of 26 women before handing out his final rose. But Lowe isn't just the All-American boy-next-door we previously saw. Instead, viewers will also see that he's funny, he loves showing off his bod, and he isn't playing by the rules. Since TVGuide.com got an early peek at the premiere, we're sharing what to expect, by the numbers, from the newest season.
5 — The number of shirtless shots of Sean: That's just within the first minute and a half! Similar to Brad Womack's intro on Season 16, ABC takes advantage of the fact that Sean is buff and willing to show it off. (Unlike Ben Flajnik who was only shown sans clothing when he snuck out to skinny-dip!)
3 —The number of familiar faces viewers will recognize on the season premiere: And no, we're not counting Sean or host Chris Harrison. One of the people will help Sean prepare for his journey while the other two are contestants.
6 — The number of times Sean practices saying, "Will you accept this rose?" This scene will have you dying of laughter as it shows that Sean is serious about "the process," but also willing to poke fun at it.
14 — The number of dresses with sparkles: It's all about first impressions with this show, and unfortunately most ladies are more tacky than tasteful. But of all the gowns the ladies wear on Night 1, one in particular stands out (perhaps not in a good way): Somebody's wearing a wedding dress!
12 — The number of roses Sean hands out before the rose ceremony. Remember when we said he's not following any rules? Well, if Sean makes a connection with someone, he immediately proves it to them by handing out the signature flower. And it makes for quite the tense cocktail party.
1 — The number of girls who falls down the stairs on the first night. While Season 10's Tessa recovered from a Night 1 tumble and landed a proposal, we're pretty sure the same won't be true for this season's victim. (It seems to have to do more with intoxication than nerves.)
Are you excited for the new season of The Bachelor?