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Breaking news, Bachelor Nation. Everyone's favorite dating show, The Bachelorette, is coming back into our lives on Monday nights beginning this May! During The Bachelor Season 17 "After the Final Rose" special, ABC announced that Desiree Hartsock will be filling Emily Maynard's shoes as the next Bachelorette.

The Bachelorette Season 9 will follow ABC's fan favorite as she begins a love journey with 25 lucky hunks, and will obviously be hosted by Chris Harrison. Because a world without Chris fondling roses, isn't a world we're prepared to live in. The season has already begun filming — Des was spotted on March 7, 2013, looking sassy on the Santa Monica pier! She is scheduled to meet her suitors during the week of March 18, 2013, so stay tuned for more details about who will be stepping into Jef Holm's shoes this year.

Source: ABC