ABC announced the 2013 Fall celebrity cast line up for their mega hit dance competition program, "Dancing with the Stars" during the airing of "Good Morning America" on September 4, 2013. Along with the cast announcement, "DWTS" season 17 pairings were revealed as well.
"DWTS" Fall 2013 celebrity cast and partners are:
Elizabeth Berkley Lauren known for her role as "Jessie" from "Saved By The Bell" is paired with Valentin Chmerkovskiy.
Corbin Bleu known as "Chad" from "High School Musical" is paired with "DWTS" pro, Karina Smirnoff.
Brant Daugherty from "Pretty Little Liars" is paired with Peta Murgatroyd.
Bill Engvall probably best known for "Blue Collar Comedy" and "Here's your sign" is paired with "DWTS" new dance instructor, Emma Slater.
Valerie Harper from "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and "Rhoda" is paired with Tristan Macmanus.
Keyshawn Johnson, former NFL Super Bowl champ and television personality is paired with Sharna Burgess.
Christina Milian, social media correspondent for "The Voice" is paired with Mark Ballas.
Bill Nye, mechanical engineer a.k.a. "Bill Nye the Science Guy" is paired with "DWTS" newcomer, Tyne Stecklein.
Jack Osbourne, TV personality is partnered with Cheryl Burke.
Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi from "Jersey Shore" is paired with "DWTS" newcomer, Sasha Farber.
Leah Remini from "King of Queens" and "The Talk" is paired with Tony Dovolani.
Amber Riley, best known for her role of "Mercedes Jones" on "Glee" is paired with Derek Hough.
As you may have noticed in the "Dancing with the Stars" fall cast line up and partners list there were a few new professional dancers added to season 17. That's not all that's new for the fall season of "DWTS".
"Dancing with the Stars" will no longer air on two consecutive nights. Live competition will air one night per week and the voting format had to be altered to compensate. So the way voting for your favorite "DWTS" celeb will work during the 2013 season is as follows.
The "Dancing with the Stars" celebrity cast line up will perform one week for the voters at home and you will cast votes as normal. The second week the cast will perform for the "DWTS" judges and the judges alone will give them a score. That score will be added to the previous weeks viewer vote and the celebrity with the lowest score will be voted from the competition at the end of programming.
Find out more about "Dancing with the Stars" fall 2013 voting at this link.
"Dancing with the Stars" Fall season premiere will air Monday September 16, 2013 at 8/7c on ABC. Check your local listings for the time in your area.