The Bachelor star Colton Underwood is ready and hoping to find mutual and lasting love with the woman of his dreams.

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When The Bachelor's 23rd season premieres Monday, January 7, 2019 at 8PM ET/PT with a three-hour special event, Colton will begin his search for "the one" out of 30 beautiful bachelorettes on ABC.

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The ladies will include a pageant star who calls herself the "hot-mess express," a "confident Nigerian beauty with a loud-and-proud personality," a "deceptively bubbly spitfire" who is hiding a dark family secret, a California beach blonde who has a secret that ironically may make her the Bachelor's perfect match, and a "lovable" phlebotomist, according to ABC.

Before Colton's journey begins, he will sit down with longtime host Chris Harrison for a frank discussion about the backlash he received after being announced as the next The Bachelor star.

Colton will open up about his alleged readiness to become a husband and his thoughts on the Fantasy Suite dates and their significance.

After moving into the show's infamous Los Angeles mansion, Colton will be introduced to his lineup of bachelorettes one by one. Following the limo entrances, Colton will be afforded the opportunity to get to know the women better at the cocktail party.

Colton will be swept away by a very "assertive" woman, according to ABC, and he'll be surprised by how much chemistry he feels with some of the women.

"There are even a few kisses," teases the network.

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One "persistent" lady will then steal Colton away not one, two, or three times -- but four times, much to the dismay of her competition! The woman's aggressive moves may either turn Colton on or off.

Once the First Impression Rose gets put on the table, women will find themselves scrambling for time with Colton before he must hand the coveted rose out. 
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"He ends up giving it to the lady who helped him feel the most comfortable in this very new situation," reveals ABC.

By the end of Night 1, Colton will hand out only 23 roses to the bachelorettes of his choice.

On the new season, Colton will embark on many exciting dates in the United States -- including his hometown of Denver, CO -- before traveling with some of his lucky bachelorettes to the romantic destinations of Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam and Portugal.

The Bachelor will also feature dates that will test the women's perseverance in pursuing their romantic objective, along with fun, exciting and exotic dates that will elicit passion.

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One date will surprise a group of women when they must share personal stories with Colton about their "firsts." Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman will be on hand to offer some unconventional advice and unusual performance tips.

Actor and comedian Billy Eichner will oversee another date in which some of the bachelorettes will relive their childhoods through enjoying a fierce summer camp-type competition.

Terry and Rebecca Crews will put a group of powerful and passionate women through the "Bachelor Strongest Woman" competition, with Harrison and Fred Willard commentating and providing the play-by-by.

And in another entertaining date, up-and-coming country star Tenille Arts will perform her new song, "I Hate This," for Colton and one special lady.

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Country superstar Brett Young will also make an appearance this season when he sings "Here Tonight" as Colton surprises one of his wonderful bachelorettes.

To learn more about the 30 bachelorettes who will be competing for Colton's heart on The Bachelor's 23rd season, click here.

To read spoilers on Colton's season about who makes it to the end and receives his final rose, click here.

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