Another Season, Another Reason to Tune In
It seems like only months ago we were talking about Season 26 of Dancing With the Stars.
Oh wait, it actually was. But when a TV show sees decent ratings, the network keeps a good thing going. So, we are into Season 27 of the show, full of another batch of "stars" shaking their stuff and twirling their torsos for the chance to win the much-coveted Mirrorball Trophy.
While the celeb-factor may not be abundant with A-listers, seeing famous faces we have not thought about in a while combined with some fresh ones on the radar now, the show is sure to be filled with fun-to-watch footwork as the contestants move to the music.
So, who is on board for the latest season of DWTS? The new crew was revealed on Good Morning America today (Sept. 12) and fans were seemingly pleased with the picks.
Bobby Bones (Country music radio personality, host of "The Bobby Bones Show") with Sharna Burgess
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DeMarcus Ware with Lindsay Arnold (NFL superstar)
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Joe Amabile with Jenna Johnson (The Bachelorette Season 14 and Bachelor in Paradise Season 5, best known as "Grocery Store Joe")
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John Schneider with Emma Slater (The Dukes of Hazzard actor)
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Juan Pablo DiPace with Cheryl Burke (Mamma Mia! and Fuller House actor)
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Milo Manheim with Witney Carson (Star of Disney Channel Original Movie, Zombies)
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Alexis Ren with Alan Bersten (Social media sensation and model)
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Danelle Umstead with Artem Chigvintsev (Paralympic adaptive skier)
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Evanna Lynch with Keo Motsepe (Harry Potter actress)
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Mary Lou Retton with Sasha Farber (Former Olympic gymnast)
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Nancy McKeon with Val Chmerkovskiy (Facts of Life actress)
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Nikki Glaser with Gleb Savchenko (Comedian/host of "You Up with Nikki Glaser" on SiriusXM)
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Tinashe with Brandon Armstrong (R&B music superstar)
And if seeing these stars doesn't feed your fix for reality TV dancing competitions, ABC is launching a similar show for the younger set come this October. Dancing With the Stars Juniors will put mini versions of the movers and shakers on the dance floor to fight it out via salsas and mambos.
As per E! News, "Dancing With the Stars premieres Monday, Sept. 24 at 8 p.m. on ABC." Tune in, tap your toes, and take another season out of your schedule to watch these bigshots bust a move on the ballroom floor. Good luck to the Season 27 stars…we'll be watching!
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