emily maynard bentley williams abc Emily Maynard is the next 'Bachelorette'; Bentley wants to compete   reportThis just in! The breaking news everybody’s kind of known for a while now – Emily Maynard is the next “Bachelorette.” Sure, nobody knew for sure (and nobody actually knows “officially” yet), but we all knew this was coming, didn’t we?

People is reporting that sources have confirmed to them that Emily is on tap for the next season. They also say the production is moving from Los Angeles to Charlotte, N.C., to accommodate Emily and her little girl Ricki, and that Bentley Williams (remember Bentley?) is interested in competing.

We … could not be less excited about this. Emily has a tragic story and we feel bad for her that that happened to her and Ricki. But we found her so blah on Brad’s season. Add that smarmy Bentley to the mix and we think next “Bachelorette” season coverage may involve heavy drinking.

A spokesman for ABC says they cannot on speculation and rumor.

What do you think, “Bachelorette” fans?

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."