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Sean Lowe’s Bachelor Season 17 is just two episodes away from airing the finale, and the impending ending is already setting our lizard brains into a tailspin about the next Bachelorette season. While we don’t yet know who will be stepping into Emily Maynard’s sequin-splattered Manolos, we do now when the cameras start rolling — and it’s soon.

Bachelorette Season 9’s filming schedule will closely mirror Season 8, according to producer Robert Mills. Emily’s Bachelorette Season 8 began filming on March 13, 2012, wrapping in Curaceo for the finale just six weeks later at the end of April. On Twitter, TVGuide’s Robyn Ross asked Mr. Mills if they’ll be filming The Bachelorette on or around March 17, 2013, and he responded with a resounding “yes!”

Sounds like ABC has just a few weeks to announce their next lovely lady rose-doler, and Bachelor and Bachelorette alums are weighing in left and right. Ali Fedotowsky wants to see Sean Lowe’s ex Desiree Hartsock step into her former spot, but Arie Luyendyk, Jr., is rooting hard for AshLee Frazier.

Who do you think producers should pick?

Source: Twitter