the bachelor, the bachelor season 20, bachelor, abc, ben higginsFresh off the unveiling of its 2016 midseason schedule, ABC has also announced when the upcoming 20th (!!) season of "The Bachelor" will premiere.

The show, which will feature former "The Bachelorette" contestant Ben Higgins as the titular man looking for love, is set to debut season 20 on January 4, 2016. Here's how the network describes its new "Bachelor":

Higgins is no stranger to Bachelor Nation, the handsome software salesman stole America's hearts when he was sent home by Kaitlyn Bristowe last season on The Bachelorette after confessing to Kaitlyn he thought he was "unlovable." Now, Ben is ready to open himself up again to love and will attempt to put his heartbreak behind him and overcome that fear as he searches for his soulmate.

According to E! News, that search will include identical twins among the 25 contestants vying for Higgins's heart. One woman jokes that Higgins is "the perfect 10. I mean, perfect Ben."

"I never thought I'd be in that situation," Higgins told E! of reality show dating. "I'm nervous to meet the women that take some time out of their life to come hang out with me."

Season 20 of "The Bachelor" kicks off on Monday, January 4, 2016 at 8 p.m. on ABC.

[via: ABC, E! News]

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