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'DWTS' 2014: Is Val Chmerkovskiy in for season 18?

Professional dancer Val Chmerkovskiy implied that he will return for 'DWTS' 2014 via a Feb. 21 tweet.
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Although the cast of "Dancing with the Stars" 2014 won't be officially revealed until the March 4 edition of "Good Morning America," a Feb. 21 tweet by popular pro Val Chmerkovskiy strongly suggests that he will return for the hit reality dance competition's 18th season.

With no prompting from curious fans, Chmerkovskiy teased "Can't wait to see you all very soon #everymonday". Since "DWTS" airs on Monday nights and is scheduled to premiere on March 17, the tweet is all-but an admission of his plan to once again go for the mirror ball trophy.

If the younger Chmerkovskiy --his older brother is long-time "DWTS" pro Maksim Chmerkovskiy, who last appeared on the show as a substitute for head judge Len Goodman-- does indeed return to the show, it will mark his sixth season as a pro teacher. He most recently worked with "Saved by the Bell" alum Elizabeth Berkley-Lauren during season 17, but achieved his highest placement during season 16, when he and singer/actress Zendaya came in second to country star and "American Idol" alum Kellie Pickler and Derek Hough.

Although the lineup list is still tightly under wraps, at least two show fixtures will not be on hand when the season premieres. The Harold Wheeler Orchestra, who provided live music during the show's first 17 seasons, was axed along with co-host and season seven champion Brooke Burke-Charvet.

"Dancing with the Stars" 2014 premieres March 17 on ABC.

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