Bachelor, Jersey Shore Set January Return Dates

ABC’s The Bachelor is kicking off another rose-filled season on Monday, Jan. 2.

The long-running reality staple’s 16th cycle finds 29-year-old Bachelorette also-ran Ben Flajnik searching for the woman of his dreams (once again) on national television.

Meanwhile, MTV’s Jersey Shore is slated to premiere its fifth(!) season on Thursday, Jan. 5, with the gang returning to their original stomping grounds in Seaside Heights.

Check out some of the GTL-fueled hijinks Shore has in store via the video preview below.