The Bachelor star Colton Underwood will begin his journey to find love on television in January 2019, and ABC has formally announced the premiere date of Season 23.

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ABC has announced The Bachelor's upcoming season will debut with a two-hour episode on Monday, January 7 at 8PM ET/PT on ABC.

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Colton will search for his future wife on the new season after failing to win the heart of Becca Kufrin on The Bachelorette's fourteenth season and breaking up with Tia Booth on Bachelor in Paradise's fifth season.

"It was his good looks, love for dogs, and vulnerability that charmed not only Bachelorette Becca Kufrin, but all of Bachelor Nation," ABC says.

"This former NFL player made a play for Becca's heart but was sadly sent home after professing he had fallen in love. Now Colton is back and ready to capture hearts across America yet again when he returns for another shot at love."

Colton, 26, founded a charity for cystic fibrosis and is a self-declared virgin. He has spoken candidly about his insecurities and ultimate desire to lose his virginity to The One, get married, and start a family.

ABC claims Colton grew leaps and bounds over the summer on Bachelor in Paradise and left with a new perspective on what he's looking for in a long-term partner.

"This all-American man is looking for a teammate who will join him for a life full of adventure, philanthropy and lasting love, and he is confident that he will find her on The Bachelor," the network teases.

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Cameras starting rolling on The Bachelor's new season on September 21 in Los Angeles, CA.

The Bachelor's executive producer, Mike Fleiss, bragged on Twitter in September that Colton's group of bachelorettes is the "greatest cast of women -- ever!"

The Bachelor will, once again, be hosted by Chris Harrison and feature a series of romantic and exciting dates both in the United States and abroad. 
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