Full ‘Dancing With the Stars’ Season 17 Cast Confirmed
Another season of ‘Dancing With the Stars‘ is almost upon us — the 17th season, to be exact — and it looks like this year, the show got some stars of note.
Another actress to join the ‘DWTS’ cast is Leah Remini, who was big in the headlines for leaving Scientology. Snooki, who is definitely now a svelter version of herself than we’re used to, has also joined the show.
Some others that were announced are confusing choices for a dancing competition — specifically, everyone’s favorite childhood science teacher, Bill Nye the Science Guy.
Also joining the cast is Jack Osbourne and Elizabeth Berkeley, who at least has some dancing experience, even if it was in — and sorry for dredging up this memory — ‘Showgirls.’
Four of the professional dancers are out this season: Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Chelsie Hightower, Louis Van Amstel and Kym Johnson. Instead, some newcomers will take their place.
Check out a full list of celebrities and their partners below:
- Valerie Harper (Rhoda from ‘Mary Tyler Moore’) and Tristan MacManus
- Football player Keyshawn Johnson and Sharna Burgess
- Ex-scientologist Leah Remini and Tony Dovolani
- Jack Osbourne and Cheryl Burke
- ‘High School Musical’ star Corbin Bleu and Karina Smirnoff
- Elizabeth Berkeley (from ‘Saved by the Bell’ and ‘Showgirls’) and Val Chmerkovskiy
- ‘Jersey Shore’s’ Snooki and new dancer Sasha Farber
- Singer/actress Christina Milian and Mark Ballas
- Former ‘Glee‘ cast member Amber Riley and Derek Hough
- Bill Nye the Science Guy and new dancer Tyne Stecklein
- Comedian Bill Engvall and new dancer Emma Slater
- ‘Pretty Little Liars’ actor Grant Daugherty and Peta Murgatroyd
The new season of ‘Dancing With the Stars’ will begin on Sept.16 on ABC.