Who is ready for some more ‘Dancing With the Stars’? This morning, the Season 17 contestants were announced on ‘Good Morning America’ and there are several TV vets who are ready to put on their dancing shoes.
From a ‘Saved by the Bell’ actress to a ‘Glee’ shining star to a sneaky ‘Pretty Little Liars’ actor, this year’s DWTS cast just might be filled with rhythm and style.
Here is the complete list, including the stars and their professional partners:
-Nicole ‘Snooki’ Polizzi - ‘Jersey Shore’
PARTNER: Sasha Farber
-Keyshawn Johnson - Former NFL Player
PARTNER: Sharna Burgess
-Valerie Harper - ‘The Mary Tyler Moore Show’ and ‘Rhoda’
PARTNER: Tristan MacManus
-Brant Daugherty - ‘Pretty Little Liars’
PARTNER: Peta Murgatroyd
-Amber Riley - ‘Glee’
PARTNER: Derek Hough
-Christina Milian - Singer
PARTNER: Mark Ballas
-Bill Nye - ‘Bill Nye, the Science Guy’
PARTNER: Tyne Stecklein
-Elizabeth Berkley - ‘Saved by the Bell’
PARTNER: Val Chmerkovskiy
-Corbin Bleu - ‘High School Musical'
PARTNER: Karina Smirnoff
-Bill Engvall - Stand-Up Comedian
PARTNER: Emma Slater
-Jack Osbourne - Ozzy and Sharon’s son, ‘The Osbournes’
PARTNER: Cheryl Burke
-Leah Remini - ‘King of Queens,’ ‘The Talk’
PARTNER: Tony Dovolani
Do you think there will be a rivalry between former ‘Saved by the Bell’ co-stars Berkley and Remini? Do you think Jack Osbourne will follow in his sister’s footsteps and place in the top three? Corbin Bleu obviously has former dance experience, so do you think he’ll steal the show?
Let us know who you think will do the best, and who you are most excited to see perform!
This season, the show will only air one day a week. What does this mean for scoring and eliminations? Each week, fans will vote for their favorite dance routine. Then, a couple will be knocked off at the end of each Monday episode after combining the judges’ scores for that night with the fan votes from the previous week.
Season 17 of the hit ABC reality show premieres Monday, Sept. 16 at 8/7c.