Hey All! I am very happy to say (and thank MJ as well for welcoming me back) that I will be returning to live blog Dancing with the Stars this upcoming season. The show, now entering season sixteen, will begin on March 18th, 2013. I do hope you guys will join me on Monday and Tuesday nights for the show.
And now, without further delay, here is the official cast (with their professional partners) of season sixteen of Dancing with the Stars as revealed this morning on Good Morning America:
Football player Jacoby Jones with partner Karina Smirnoff
Actor and Comedian Andy Dick with partner Sharna Burgess
Reality star Lisa Vanderpump with partner Gleb Savchenko
Actor and Comedian D.L. Hughley with partner Cheryl Burke
Singer Wynonna Judd with partner Tony Dovolani
Singer and Reality star (American Idol) Kellie Pickler with partner Derek Hough
Olympian Aly Raisman with partner Mark Ballas
Olympian Dorothy Hamill with partner Tristan MacManus
Boxer Victor Ortiz with partner Lindsay Arnold (So You Think You Can Dance)
Actor and Singer Zendaya Coleman with partner Val Chmerkovskiy
Actor (General Hospital) Ingo Rademacher with partner Kym Johnson
Seems as though the rumors of Bachelor star Sean Lowe, Reality star, the mother from Honey Boo Boo, and Cook Bobby Flay did not come to pass. Overall, we don’t have a very “star filled” cast here but then again, what season of this show hasn’t started with a rather lacking list of B, C, and D level celebrities? The fun begins when we learn who can actually dance and entertain us come show time. I have hopes that the show can at least be fun and competitive as ABC really needs this season to improve when it comes to ratings.
What do you guys make of the new cast? Does it excite you to see any of these celebrities put their dancing shoes on? And what do you think of the returning and new professional dancing partners? Do you miss Maks, Chelsie, and Peta already? Will you be tuning in come this spring? Sound off in the comments. :)