ABC Anoints a New ‘Bachelor’

Dallas pilot will be the object of affection on popular reality show.

Last Updated: October 14, 2009 @ 4:49 PM

Dallas pilot Jake Pavelka will be the new Bachelor. ABC made the announcement on the Tuesday night live results show of "Dancing With the Stars." The new season of "The Bachelor" begins filming in a few days and Pavelka says he’s ready to meet the 25 eligible women who will be vying for his affection.

The reality show’s new star was eliminated by Jillian Harris on "The Bachelorette" last season.