'The Bachelor' Ben Higgins Spoilers: Ten Girls To Watch When Season 20 Premieres In January

Cheryl Phillips

The Bachelor Ben Higgins will make his debut as the Bachelor on January 4, 2016 and judging from the previews, fans are in for another interesting season. Although ET pegs the 27-year-old Colorado businessman as "young and kind of boring," there is no doubt that the drama the girls bring will keep viewers entertained on Monday nights right through to the final rose ceremony in mid-March.

— The Bachelor (@BachelorABC) December 4, 2015

Whether he will walk away from his season with the same positive image won't be known until his so-called "journey to find love" begins in January. However, producer Mike Fleiss thinks fans are going to love him, tweeting that Ben's season is one of his favorites.

According to blogger Reality Steve, 28 girls were cast for the Bachelor 2016 with the usual drama queens and crazy ladies among the girls who are actually there for the right reasons — to snag Ben as their husband. Or, at the very least, go on over-the-top dates in destinations including the Bahamas, Jamaica, Mexico City and Las Vegas.

Spoilers indicate that producers weren't all that creative with the dates this season, duplicating a few from past including a hot air balloon date (Chris Soules' season) and a soccer date (Juan Pablo Galavis' season). However, it's the girls who are going to make this season come alive, so it doesn't really matter where the dates will be.

Who are the women to watch this season and who will Ben pick at the final rose ceremony scheduled to air March 14? Here's a round-up of the key cast members fans will be talking about this season. [Spoilers ahead]

Broadcast journalist Olivia Caridi is rumored to get the first impression rose this season, but she will not be a favorite among the other 27 girls.

"Olivia called Ben out for kissing a lot of the girls and things apparently started getting tense between Olivia and the girls... Olivia is definitely the 'not here to make friends' girl this season."

— The Bachelor (@BachelorABC) November 25, 2015

Two girls from Chris Soules' season return for another shot at finding love: Becca Tilley and Amber James. Although they both make it through several rose ceremonies, Ben send them both home. Expect one or both girls on Bachelor in Paradise this summer.

Speaking of Paradise — twins Emily and Haley Ferguson may be a good fit for this summer's drama-fest because they weren't a match for Ben. Both were featured in the first Bachelor promo released by ABC last month. Let's just hope they don't talk at the same time while on the show.

— Benjamin Higgins (@benhiggi) December 5, 2015

— Melanie Van Ness (@Melsue16) October 26, 2015

— Melanie Van Ness (@Melsue16) October 24, 2015

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