Sean Lowe will star as The Bachelor next season.
While producers and the hunk himself have yet to comment, sources say the casting of the former Bachelorette hopeful is "pretty much done. Sean is our choice."
"We're not in production for another couple weeks," an insider tells E! News, but "I think we finally got everyone to sign off" and Lowe is going to be the guy.
Sean, who finished third on Emily Maynard's season this spring, beat out Arie Luyendyk, Jr., who was the runner-up to Jef Holm. Arie confirms he's out.
"Just to clarify I will not be the next "Bachelor," Arie tweeted.
ABC has also been filming at Sean's home in Texas already, so it's a done deal, even if the network drags it out and won't issue a statement for a while.
Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte was also "briefly considered" by the show's producers for the gig at one point, but was "out of the running" as of last week.
Sean Lowe, a 28-year-old insurance salesman from Texas, former college football player and all-around good guy, was a fan favorite to win Emily's heart.
It didn't work out, but we imagine he'll have ladies lining up to take a shot with him this winter, even if he was considered a little bland by some viewers.
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