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'DWTS' fall 2014 rumors: Could former pro favorites be back for season 19?

Sasha Farber could possibly return to 'DWTS' as a pro coach.
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The "Dancing with the Stars" fall 2014 season is set to premiere Sept. 15 on ABC with an all-new celebrity cast. According to entertainment correspondent Kristyn Burtt's Aug. 4 installment of the spoiler and rumor Instagram segment #15SecondDanceScoop, a sprinkling of formerly familiar pro faces my well wind up gracing the ballroom for another shot at mirror ball glory.

Per Burtt, new "DWTS" producer Rob Wade, who took over for the recently departed Conrad Green, met with all of the hit reality dance competition's professional coaches over the summer. In addition to recent mainstays like Val Chmerkovskiy, Karina Smirnoff, and Cheryl Burke, Wade also chatted up a handful of pros who haven't taken part in the show for one to two seasons but are still under contract with ABC. Burtt speculated that with "change in the air" under Wade, fans may well expect to see some of those former show stars as part of the season 19 cast.

Though she didn't name names, it's not hard to go through recent "DWTS" cast lists and select the dancers who've been absent from the pro coach lineup for a season or two. Possible names include "So You Think You Can Dance" alum Lindsay Arnold, who has served as part of the show's troupe since working with boxer Victor Ortiz during season 16; Arnold's fellow troupe member Sasha Farber, who last performed with "Jersey Shore" alum Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi during season 17; and Gleb Savenchko, who last danced with "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" star Lisa Vanderpump during season 16.

Still other pro dancers haven't appeared on the show for more than two seasons and may or may not be possible cast additions. Some of the more popular options include Chelsie Hightower, Lacey Schwimmer, Anna Trebunskaya, Louis Van Amstel, and Edyta Sliwinska.

Although the identities of those who will take the available positions are still undecided and unconfirmed, at least two former popular pros definitely won't be back. Tristan MacManus, who most recently worked with TV legend Valerie Harper during season 16, revealed in June that the fall of 2014 will see him competing on "Strictly Come Dancing," the British counterpart of "DWTS." Additionally, former mirror ball trophy winner Kym Johnson will continue her duties as a judge on the show's Australian sister.

The cast of the "Dancing with the Stars" fall 2014 season will be revealed on Sept. 4. Keep watching for new spoilers and speculation as the date nears.

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