The Return of The Bachelorette!

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As we anticipate another season of The Bachelor - premiering March 17 - ABC has announced a new season of The Bachelorette for this summer.

The Bachelorette first premiered in January 2003, featuring original The Bachelor runner-up Trista Rehn as the object of affection. She ended up marrying Ryan Sutter (pictured), the only pairing from either of these dating shows that has ever lasted.

Trista and Ryan

No word yet on who The Bachelorette will be. But here's hoping for DeAnna Pappas!

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