By Crystal Henderson, EnStars | Feb 27, 2013 04:06 PM EST
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ABC officially announced that the The Bachelorette 2013 dating show would return to television on May 20.
The network made the announcement on Feb. 27 in a press statement and said the woman who will be looking for love will be revealed on live television by host Chris Harrison on The Bachelor: After the Final Rose on March 11. After the special, the premiere of season 9 will air on Monday, May 20 at 9 p.m. The following week it will air its regular time slot of airing at 8 p.m.
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ABC has not released much information about the new season, but many are buzzing about who will take the lead.
Reports have indicated that Lindsay Yenter might likely be the lead contender. Yenter is from Fort Leonard Wood, MO, and a ABC bio noted that her worst date was when she went on a blind date with an older man. She also said that the most romantic gift she gave to an ex-boyfriend was a drawing board because he loved to draw.
Other likely candidates include Desiree Hartsock, AshLee Frazier, Sarah Herron and Lesley Murphy.
Hartsock has also been said to be one of the ladies to watch. The potential Bachelorette said that if she had the chance to be someone for a day, she would choose to be an Olympic champion so she could know what it's like to be the "best in the world."
Viewers can expect to watch Sean Lowe get engaged and see where the future stands for his chosen lady. The woman who leaves the final rose ceremony single is expected to face Sean as well.
According to Hollywood Life, TV Guide's Robyn Ross tweeted the show's producer Robert Mills to ask if they will begin filming The Bachelorette on or around March 17 2013, and he tweeted back to say "yes!"
However, according to ABC the final decision of the leading lady has not been made yet. "No one has been picked yet," an ABC spokesperson said.
Renee Felice Smith (Nell) and Eric Christian Olsen (Deeks) filming for "Merry Evasion."
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