James Hibberd
August 24, 2011 AT 06:14 PM EDT

Our sources are confirming a tabloid report that says ABC’s plan is to have Ben Flajnik as the next Bachelor.

The 28-year-old California winemaker was dissed by Bachelorette Ashley Hebert this summer, and it seems things didn’t work out between him and Jennifer Love Hewitt on their apparent recent date (“Rumors are rumors … we did meet, but totally by coincidence,” she insisted to Ryan Seacrest.) But Flajnik will have the ladies lining up in January if all goes according to the network’s current intentions. (Flajnik isn’t officially announced yet.)

Flajnik was angry when Hebert dumped him, which rallied more Bachelorette fans to his side. And the man certainly looks the part, right?

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