Now that the worst season in Bachelor history -- and that's including you, Jake Pavelka -- is finally over, a hopeful Bachelor Nation can turn its eyes to that sweet Southern rose, Emily Maynard.
The new star of The Bachelorette debuts her season on ABC May 14. The show will move to Emily's hometown of Charlotte, N.C. to accommodate her young daughter.
Emily's season should be interesting for a few reasons. One, she's one of the few bachelor/ettes in recent memory that we can actually believe people would fight over. (Ben? Every girl other than Courtney is happy to have dodged that bullet.) She's also the first Bachelorette who actually won her Bachelor season. Wonder if Brad Womack will be watching?
Two, the new setting in North Carolina should invigorate the show a bit. And finally, the single mom storyline should be good for a twist.