ABC has set an airdate for the premiere of “The Bachelor” season 21.

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The network said Tuesday that the dating competition — previously announced to star 35-year-old Milwaukee technology salesman Nick Viall, a two-time “Bachelorette” contestant — would debut its new season Monday, Jan. 2, with a two-hour opener at 8 p.m.

Fan-favorite Viall, who unsuccessfully wooed Andi Dorfman and Kaitlyn Bristowe on two seasons of “The Bachelorette,” found no romance on ABC’s spinoff series “Bachelor in Paradise.”