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Get your roses ready: The Bachelor returns to ABC at 8/7c on Jan. 2, the network announced Wednesday.

ABC Names Ben Flajnik as the Next Bachelor

The 16th installment of the reality series will feature Ben Flajnik, a 29-year-old Sonoma, Calif. native who first appeared on The Bachelorette. Although he was rejected by Ashley Hebert on her season of The Bachelorette, the winemaker will continue his search to find "the one."

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The show, which is hosted by Chris Harrison, will air Mondays at 8/7c on ABC.

Are you excited for the new season?