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ABC Renews, ‘Bachelor,' ‘Bachelorette'

More editions of reality dating series on tap for May, early 2012
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ABC has renewed its reality series The Bachelor and The
, a network spokesperson confirmed Monday.

Season 16 of The
will premiere in early 2012 and the seventh season of The Bachelorette will debut May 23.  

The current season of The
, which is averaging 10.2 million viewers, has its finale tonight
(March 14) and the next bachelorette will be revealed tonight on Jimmy Kimmel Live.

ABC had previously renewed its summer Bachelor series Bachelor Pad
for a second season.