As Colton Underwood‘s season of The Bachelor comes to a close, fans are starting to get antsy wondering when they’ll get their next reality dating fix on ABC. Though the official premiere date for The Bachelorette (and who will be the star) hasn’t been announced yet, we have a pretty good idea of when to expect the hit female-lead show to come back on TV.

Historically, The Bachelor, Bachelorette, and Bachelor in Paradise follow a pretty predictable schedule. Bachelor comes on the first week of January and goes until March, then Bachelorette premieres in May, and Paradise begins immediately afterward in August. Last year, Becca Kufrin‘s season of The Bachelorette began on Monday, May 28. One year earlier, Rachel Lindsay‘s season kicked off on May 22. In 2016, JoJo Fletcher‘s season started on May 23. So if we had to guess, it would make sense that the next season would begin on Monday, May 27, since that’s right in between past premiere dates.

However, there is one aspect of ABC’s scheduling that’s unique to this year and could potentially throw a wrench into things. In December 2018, the network announced that there would be no spring edition of Dancing with the Stars in 2019. The hit competition show usually airs between The Bachelor and The Bachelorette, and no specific replacement has been announced. Does that mean that Bachelor could lead straight into Bachelorette? Probably not.

That’s because it obviously takes time for The Bachelorette to film and edit before it can begin airing, and generally, producers wait to start filming the actual season until Bachelor ends or almost ends, to get a feel for who the fans want as a lead. Of course, The Bachelor finished filming back in November, and could have decided to just pick someone ahead of time and get to work, but it’s unlikely that they could have stopped the name from leaking if that was the case. We’ll just have to wait for an official announcement to know for sure!