sean lowe bachelor 'Bachelor': Meet Sean Lowe and his 24 lucky bachelorettesSean Lowe, the third-place finisher during Emily Maynard’s season of “The Bachelorette,” has been brought back as the new “Bachelor.” Shooting for his season reportedly began Monday night (Sept. 24) in Los Angeles. Meet the 24 lucky bachelorettes in our gallery.

Lowe is a 28-year-old insurance agent from Dallas, Texas. He was known during Emily’s season for making out with her a lot and then running through the streets of Prague, calling Emily’s name until he found her so they could make out up against a wall some more. He also played a fairly decent prank on Emily during hometown dates when he acted like he still lived at home with his parents.

As for the ladies, there are a couple rumors going around so far about casting. One is that one of the bachelorettes, Sarah, is a woman born without a fully-developed left arm, which is interesting. Definitely something new for the show. And the other rumor is that Paige from “Bachelor Pad” — remember, one of the super fans who got sent home really early? — is one of the bachelorettes. She’s not pictured on the ABC site, but perhaps they’re saving her as a surprise?

And the show has also included women of races other than Caucasian, perhaps in response to the outcries of racism surrounding the show.

What do you think, fans? Excited it’s Sean Lowe?

Posted by:Andrea Reiher

TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."