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ABC Announces Next Roster of Celebrities Competing on ‘Dancing With the Stars’

New Season Begins on Monday, September 12

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ABC has unveiled the next set of celebrities competing on “Dancing With the Stars,” which opens its upcoming 23rd edition on Monday, Sept. 12 at 8 p.m. ET. And they are: Disney star Jake T. Austin (paired with Jenna Johnson), singer-songwriter Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds (Allison Holker), actress Marilu Henner (Derek Hough), 16-year Olympic star Laurie Hernandez (Valenin Chmerkovskiy), race car driver James Hinchcliffe (Sharna Burgess), rapper Vanilla Ice (Whitney Carson), reality star Terra Jole (Sasha Farber), NFL great Calvin Johnson (Lindsay Arnold), country singer Jana Kramer (Gleb Savchenko), disgraced Olympian Ryan Lochte (Cheryl Burke), “Brady Bunch” star Maureen McCormick (Artem Chigvintsev), former Texas Governor Rick Perry (Emma Slater) and model and actress Amber Rose (Maksim Chmerkovskiy).

Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of the “Mr. Television” for Campaign US ( Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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  1. I think this is the most diverse and interesting lineup that DWTS has had in the last few cycles. Should continue to have solid ratings for this iteration.

  2. I’ll be rooting for Calvin Megatron Johnson to win Dancing With The Stars even know I’ll not be watching any of it maybe if Megatron makes it to the finals. I think Marcia Marcia Marcia will win it.

    • It will be great to see a Detroit Lion in the spotlight off the NFL stage representing our franchise to a non-football audience. Still sucks he could’ve been playing this season instead of competing on DWTS this season.