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ABC Announces Upcoming Celebrity Competitors on ‘Dancing With the Stars’

New Fall Edition to Begin on September 24

ABC has unveiled the celebrity cast for the upcoming fall edition of “Dancing With the Stars.” They include an “American Idol” mentor, the first-ever blind contestant to take part in the show, an alumnus from Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, a Duke of Hazzard, an Olympic Gold medal-winning gymnast and a Bachelor Nation favorite, among others. And they are, in alphabetical order, as follows: 

-Alexis Ren with Alan Bersten
-Bobby Bones with Sharna Burgess
-Danelle Umstead with Artem Chigvintsev
-DeMarcus Ware with Lindsay Arnold
-Evanna Lynch (“Harry Potter”) with Keo Motsepe
-Joe “Grocery Store Joe” Amabile with Jenna Johnson
-John Schneider (“The Dukes of Hazzard”) with Emma Slater
-Juan Pablo Di Pace (“Fuller House”) with Cheryl Burke
-Mary Lou Retton with Sasha Farber
-Milo Manheim with Witney Carson
-Nancy McKeon (“The Facts of Life”) with Val Chmerkovskiy
-Nikki Glaser with Gleb Savchenko
-Tinashe with Brandon Armstrong

The new season of “Dancing With the Stars” begins on Monday, Sept. 24 at 8 p.m. ET.

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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