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At this point it feels like we've been waiting forever, but we won't have to wait much longer! In just one week, The Bachelorette will return to our television screens. Bachelorette Desiree Hartsock has been freed from her media cone of silence and next Monday, we'll finally get to see her "journey."

The first episode of The Bachelorette Season 9 begins at 8pm on Monday, May 27, 2013. While it was originally slotted to premiere on May 20, 2013, the first rose ceremony will now air on Memorial Day weekend — basically the perfect way to finish off your three-day weekend.

While we don't yet know who will be the next Jef Holm (OMG, like anyone could replace him) Desiree's guys include a published author, an opera singer, several former pro baseball players, and a few models for good measure. Oh, and a magician/tailor, which is officially the weirdest slash occupation we've ever encountered.

Tune in to ABC on May 27, 2013 to see Des meet her guys — and possibly the love of her life!