Jillian Harris 'The Bachelorette' Gets Premiere Date
Meghan Carlson
Meghan Carlson
Senior Writer, BuddyTV
Canadian interior designer Jillian Harris, 29, the second-runner up on last season's The Bachelor with Seattle native Jason Mesnick, will soon have her turn handing out the roses.

Today ABC announced that the fourth installment of The Bachelorette, with Harris as the love-seeking lady, will premiere with a two-hour special episode on Monday, May 18 at 9 p.m.

Per the formula, Jillian have her choice of dozens of men lining up for her attention, and will try to narrow them down to her potential prince charming.

Check out what Jillian had to say after her elimination from The Bachelor.

Before she announced she would be the next Bachelorette on ABC's Bachelor "After the Final Rose" Part 2 special, Harris spoke to The Insider about the pros and cons of trying to find love on TV:

"Part of me says, 'Jill, stop while you are ahead. Now that you have done this and learned a lot about yourself, do it the old-fashioned way.' The old-fashioned way hasn't really been working for me, so the other part of me says, 'Jill, just go ahead and do it. You are an adventure seeker. Give it a shot and maybe you can find him that way.' I think I have to sleep on it -- and maybe have a glass of wine."

American audiences will likely be tuning in by the hoards to see Harris "give it a shot"--a fan-favorite among Bachelor viewers, Harris also avoided any of the infamous drama between finalists Molly Malaney, Melissa Rycroft, and Mesnick.

Rumors have swirled that ABC hopes to attempt an equally dramatic finale with Harris as their rose-giver, but will the Canadian, whom viewers lauded for her spunky, down-to-earth attitude, actually oblige?

"You may see her lying to the guys, misleading them about what she's really looking for.  She may not be a fan favorite by the time she's down to her final choice, but it's all about ratings," an unnamed source told OK! Magazine.


-Meghan Carlson, BuddyTV Staff Writer
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