It’s that time again. “Dancing with the Stars” has announced which celebrities will hit the dance floor as when Season 19 premieres on Monday, September 15th on ABC. The first celebrity elimination will be on the following day, Tuesday, September 16th. This season's cast of celebrity dancers includes fashion designer Betsey Johnson, Tavis Smiley, Janell Parrish and Tommy Chong to name a few.
The announcement was made this morning on "Good Morning America." The complete 13 celebrities cast and their pro dancer partners are:
Jonathan Bennett and Allison Holker
Tommy Chong and Peta Murgatroyd
Randy Couture and Karina Smirnoff
Betsey Johnson and Tony Dovolani
Lolo Jones and Keo Motsepe
Bethany Mota and Derek Hough
Janel Parrish and Valentin Chmerkovskiy
Alfonso Ribeiro and Witney Carson
Sadie Robertson and Mark Ballas
Antonio Sabato, Jr. and Cheryl Burke
Tavis Smiley and Sharna Burgess
Lea Thompson and Artem Chigvintsev
Michael Waltrip and Emma Slater
Host Tom Begeron and Erin Andrews will return along with new judge Julianne Hough, and returning judges Carrie Ann Inaba, Bruno Tonioli and Len Goodman. Goodman will continue as the show’s head judge but rumor has it that he will not be on the show every week.
Check out the new line up as they hit the dance floor for the first time on Monday, September 15th with the first elimination the following day on Tuesday, September 16th on ABC. For the first two weeks, the show will have the regular performance show and the Tuesday results show. The remaining nine episodes will air on Monday, with performance and elimination on the same night. Ruberio and Thompson have some dance experience as well as Johnson, who trained in various styles of dance growing up.
Check out all the action when “Dancing with the Stars” premieres Monday, September 15th at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT.