Premiere Date Announced for The Bachelorette

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Spurned by Jason Mesnick (though nowhere near as badly as Melissa Rycroft), Jillian Harris is ready to find love again on The Bachelorette.

ABC has announced the premiere date for the next installment of this franchise. It will debut with a two-hour episode on Monday night, May 18.

Ready for Love

If at first you don't succeed at finding love on a reality TV show, in front of cameras and alongside men you've known for a few weeks, try, try again!

When first asked about taking on the role of The Bachelorette, Harris replied:

"Part of me says, 'Jill, stop while you are ahead. Now that you have done this and learned a lot about yourself, do it the old-fashioned way.' The old-fashioned way hasn't really been working for me, so the other part of me says, 'Jill, just go ahead and do it. You are an adventure seeker. Give it a shot and maybe you can find him that way.'"

Will it happen for Jillian? We'll certainly be tuning in to find out!

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