As you can imaging, when bachelorette Andi Dorfman kicked-off Nick Viall right after he went ring shopping, it was a crushing blow to the fan-favorite and a tough moment for fans to watch. Then Nick met Kaitlyn Bristowe with an engagement ring in his pocket, only to be sent home as well. The man has had it pretty rough, even for reality TV standards.

Now Nick Viall, a 35 technology salesman from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is back for the 21st season of ABC’s hit romance reality series “The Bachelor,” and this time it’s finally Nick’s turn to hand out the roses. If you need to set a reminder, the show is set to premiere on Monday, January 2 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EST), on ABC.

During its landmark 20th season, ABC’s “The Bachelor” ranked as the No. 1 TV show on Monday night among Adults 18-34 and Women 18-34, beating out the competition, including NBC’s “The Voice.” When Nick took another chance to find love on the latest installment of “Bachelor in Paradise,” many viewers were excited and truly happy for him.

Unfortunately, once again, it wasn’t meant to be, leaving everyone to wonder if the sensitive and self-made Midwestern salesman would ever find the woman he would spend the rest of his life with. His journey on “Bachelor in Paradise” made him a fan favorite, with women and men across the country rooting for him to become the Bachelor and continue on his quest to find love.

Hosted by Chris Harrison, “The Bachelor” is produced by Next Entertainment in association with Warner Horizon Television. Mike Fleiss, Elan Gale, Bennett Graebner and Nicole Woods are the executive producers.