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While Juan Pablo Galavis wasn't the lucky fella to win the final rose and the heart of Desiree Hartsock during last season's edition of "The Bachelorette," the former Venezuelan soccer player instead won the hearts of countless viewers across America and ultimately landed the coveted role as ABC's next bachelor. On Sunday, January 5 and Monday, January 6, 2014, the network has scheduled the two-night season eighteen premiere of "The Bachelor" with Galavis gearing up to take center stage while 27 women vie for his attention. Starting with Sundays edition titled "The Bachelor: Countdown to Juan Pablo," America will be introduced to all the bachelorette's looking to put a ring on their finger before the man of their dreams spots his potential cinderella. Previous "Bachelor" Sean Lowe will make an appearance as he offers some advice to Galavis on what he can expect from his upcoming adventure now that he's on the other side of the rose decision process. The countdown special episode will air beginning at 8:00 PM ET/PT. Meanwhile, in its regular timeslot on Monday nights (8:00 - 10:00 PM ET/PT), "The Bachelor" continues with just 18 women remaining.