ABC Announces New Bachelorette Premiere Date

Onetime Bachelor “winner” Emily Maynard will begin her second televised search for love on Monday, May 14, when ABC launches the next cycle of The Bachelorette.

As previously reported, Maynard is set to star as the dating series’ lovelorn leading lady in its upcoming eighth season, which, unlike years past, moved production — to her hometown of Charlotte, N.C., to accommodate her life as a single mom.

“I think she’s America’s sweetheart and it will be a home run,” host Chris Harrison said of Maynard back in January during her casting announcement.

Maynard and her former Bachelor Brad Womack called off their engagement last summer, thus freeing her up to take part in the series once more.