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'DWTS' season 19 cast rumors: With new judge, fans excited about season 19 cast

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“DWTS” season 19 cast rumors have gone into overdrive now. Fans want to know what the 2014 “DWTS” season 19 cast is going to look like and the latest news about the judges has only increased interest levels. According to a report from ABC on Thursday (Aug. 21), Julianne Hough will be returning to the show, not as a dancer, but as a fourth judge. She will join the panel with Carrie Ann Inaba, Bruno Tonioli, and Len Goodman when the season premiere airs on ABC.

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Speaking on “Good Morning America” about her new gig, the professional dancer stated, “I’m excited. ‘Dancing With the Stars' has always been a part of my family. That’s where it all began for me, so ... It just felt like the right time and the right opportunity." She had been a fan favorite among the pros for quite a while, so this may be a very easy transition for her as well as viewers of the show. As for how four judges will work, only time will tell on that new wrinkle.

Previously, the professional dancers joining the ‘DWTS” season 19 cast were revealed, showcasing several returners as well as several dancers making their debut. ABC typically only releases tidbits of information at a time during the summer and the official announcement of the new cast won’t be made till about two weeks before the Sept. 17 season premiere. The celebrity cast for fall 2014 is going to be revealed on "Good Morning America" on Sept. 4 at 7 a.m. ET. At that point rumors will be confirmed or denied about who might join the show next.

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