“Dancing with the Stars” — a show that brings together has-beens and professional dancers to compete for America’s affection, or whatever — has finally announced their line up for Season 25. And it’s fine!
The show will return with a live premiere on Monday, September 18 at 8 p.m. And the likes of former boy-bander Nick Lachey and football person Terrell Owens will grace the stage. Per ABC’s press release:
“Dancing with the Stars” is gearing up to celebrate its 25th season, and the new celebrity cast are sparkling up their wardrobe, breaking in their dancing shoes and readying themselves for their first dance on the ballroom floor, as the season kicks off on MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 18 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. This season’s lineup of celebrity dancers includes a “Shark,” a married couple whose pro partners are also a married couple, a “Pretty Little Liar,” a “Property Brother,” an 80s pop icon, a WWE superstar and a NBA champion, among others.
Additionally, ABC is launching the first-ever official Dancing with the Stars Fantasy League on September 6 on abc.com/dfl. The game allows players to predict which couple will win the season and take home the coveted Mirrorball Trophy. Players earn points for correct predictions, and each point is an entry into the grand-prize drawing for a chance to win a trip for four to Disney’s Aulani Resort in Hawaii and other exclusive prizes. Beginning September 19, fans can also play the weekly game to earn more points and chances to win. Each week, players choose three couples they predict will earn the highest scores in that week’s episode(s). Each point the couples earn on the show is another entry towards the Grand Prize and First Prize sweepstakes.
Neat-o! The full cast list is below. Don’t know who half of them are, but I’m guessing the rest of America might.
Barbara Corcoran with Keo Motesepe
Debbie Gibson with Alan Bersten
Derek Fisher with Sharna Burgess
Drew Scott with Emma Slater
Frankie Muniz with Witney Carson
Jordan Fisher with Lindsay Arnold
Lindsey Stirling with Mark Ballas
Nick Lachey with Peta Murgatroyd
Nikki Bella with Artem Chigvintsev
Sasha Pieterse with Gleb Savchenko
Terrell Owens with Cheryl Burke
Vanessa Lachey with Maksim Chmerkovskiy
Victoria Arlen with Val Chmerkovskiy