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New 'Bachelorette' season will be 'drastically different'

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A Bachelorette season with no hot tub scenes? No overnight dates?

Along with the clinking of Champagne glasses and the passing out of roses, those have become staples of the ABC franchise. But this time around, expect a "different vibe" with single mom Emily Maynard in the Bachelorette driver's seat for Season 8, which kicks off tonight at 9:30 p.m. on WWAY NewsChannel 3.

Maynard will start out meeting 25 men — including a mushroom farmer, a-race car driver and a singer/songwriter.

"Emily's season is drastically different," says host Chris Harrison. Maynard, 26, was engaged to Nascar driver Ricky Hendrick when he died in an airplane crash in 2004. He died before she gave birth to their daughter, Ricki, now 6.


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