By Samantha Highfill
November 01, 2017 at 12:00 PM EDT
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Because there’s no better way to kick off your new year than watching a former Bachelorette contestant attempt to find love as the Bachelor, EW can reveal that Arie Luyendyk Jr.’s season of The Bachelor will premiere Monday, Jan. 1 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.

Longtime Bachelor fans will recognize Arie as the runner-up from Emily Maynard’s season of The Bachelorette, where the race car driver got a reputation for kissing against walls. Luyendyk was announced as the next Bachelor in September, to the surprise of many fans, mostly because it’s been more than five years since Maynard’s season aired. But when he returns to the mansion, Luyendyk is hoping to prove that it’s never too late to find love.

EW also has an exclusive first look at season 22’s poster below:

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Credit: ABC

Episode Recaps

ABC's "The Bachelor" - Season 22

The Bachelor

This romantic reality competition series follows a gaggle of women vying for the Bachelor’s heart — and a wedding proposal. Will you accept this rose?

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  • TV Show
seasons
  • 23
episodes
  • 232
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creator
  • Mike Fleiss
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  • ABC
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