The Bachelorette's next star is still under wraps, but that hasn't stopped ABC from setting the show's premiere date.

ABC has announced The Bachelorette's ninth season will premiere on Monday, May 20 at 9PM ET.

Following its debut, The Bachelorette will air regularly on Monday nights in the 8-10PM ET time period.

The next The Bachelorette star will officially be announced during The Bachelor: After the Final Rose special, which will air live on Monday, March 11 at 10PM ET immediately after the finale of Sean Lowe's The Bachelor edition.

In addition to the woman who failed to receive Lowe's final rose, producers have also been considering fellow seventeenth-season bachelorettes Sarah Herron, Desiree Hartsock and AshLee Frazier for The Bachelorette role, according to recent rumors.

Late last year, Us Weekly had also reported the reality dating show was considering having eighth-season The Bachelorette star Emily Maynard come back for a second edition.

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