Credit: ABC Photo: Emily Maynard Stands In Her Dress in The Bachelorette Season 8 Premiere

Merry Christmas, Bachelor Nation! Tonight is the night you’ve been waiting for since January, when ABC announced Southern belle Emily Maynard would be helming The Bachelorette. Season 8 premieres this evening, May 14, at 9:30/8:30c on ABC, right after Dancing With the Stars. Tune in to watch Emily meet her 25 guys, one of whom flies in on a helicopter (much to the dismay of the other contestants).

For more on Emily’s season, check out these links:
-         Who Are Emily Maynard’s Final Three?
-         What to Expect in the Bachelorette Season 8 Premiere- Who Gets Emily Maynard’s First Impression Rose?

Credit: Entertainment Tonight Photo: New Bachelorette Clip! Emily Maynard Wants a Dad for Ricki — and More Kids (VIDEO)