By Lindsay Soll
Updated August 20, 2008 at 12:00 PM EDT

File this under things we didn’t see coming a mile away: ABC just announced that Jason Mesnick, who you might recall got down on bended knee during the last season’s Bachelorette finale, but didn’t get the girl, is the new Bachelor!

His season won’t air until January 2009, so we’re all going to have to wait till then to see which lucky woman will win his — and his son Ty’s (remember him?) — heart. God knows there have been plenty out there trying since Deanna passed on him for Jesse.

Personally, I think it might have been fun to see how Jeremy would’ve handled a slew of women coming at him from every which way — maybe he’d learn to stop being so robotic with his emotions. Still, I’m OK with Jason as the elected bachelor. At least he has some personality!

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Chris Harrison hosts the romance reality competition series in which a gaggle of women vie for the Bachelor’s heart — and a wedding proposal. Will you accept this rose?

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