The cast for ABC’S “Dancing with the Stars” Season 17 was revealed live on “Good Morning America from New York City’s Times Square. During the segment, hosts Tom Bergeron and Brooke Burke-Charvet not only unveiled the celebs but their dance partners.
According to ABC News, the new season starts with a two-hour premiere on Monday, Sept. 16 at 8 p.m. The network also added that for the first time ever, audiences can look forward to the performances and results combined into one two-hour program on Monday nights. That night, the team with the lowest scores from the judges combined with the public votes from the previous week’s performance will be eliminated.
In celebration of the start of a new season we bring you the best dance moves from some of the selected cast.
Is an American actress better known for her role as Rhoda Morgenstern on “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” and the spin-off series, “Rhoda.” She is a member of the Screen Actors Guild, an American labor Union that represents performers, and served on its Hollywood Board of Directors. After beating a battle with lung cancer in 2009, she was diagnosed with leptomeningeal carcinomatosis, a rare illness that happens when cancer cells spread into the fluid-filled membrane –the meninges – surrounding the brain. ABC News asked her why she decided to join DWTS, and she said “Don’t give up on your life. Till God strikes you dead, don’t just lay there.” According to the publication, the actress was given three to six months but this is now the eighth month after her diagnosis.
Is an American actor, model, dancer, producer, and singer-songwriter best known for his role as Chad Danforth on Disney’s “High School Musical” film series. Since he was a child he studied ballet and jazz.
Nicole Elizabeth “Snooki” Polizzi is an American reality television personality, new mom and bestselling author. She is better known as a cast member of the MTV reality shows “The Jersey Shore” and “Snooki & JWoww.”
William Sanford “Bill” Nye is an American science educator, comedian, television host, actor, writer, and scientist. From 1993 to 1998, he was the host of the PBS Kids’ science show “Bill Nye the Science Guy.” According to ABC News, The mechanical engineer and Cornell University grad is currently writing a new children’s book about energy. In terms of how he will apply his knowledge of science to his dancing he told ABC, “It’s all physics; it’s all the study of motion. I’m feeling great.”
Is an American television, film, and theater actress better remembered for her roles as Jessie Spano, a brainy feminist, on the NBC sitcom series “Saved by the Bell;” and as Nomi Malone, the exotic stripper, on Paul Verhoeven’s 1995 film “Showgirls.” According to AskMen.com, the actress danced from the age of 5 and later performed in high-profile shows such as “Swan Lake.” ABC news adds that the new mom is also a New York Times bestselling author for her book “Ask Elizabeth.”
Is an American comedian and actor known for his work as a stand-up comic, as a member of the Blue Collar Comedy group, and for his role as Bill Pearson on the TBS sitcom “The Bill Engvall Show” where he played a family counselor who could not understand his own family.
Is an American actress best known for her nine year run as Carrie Heffernan on the CBS sitcom “The King of Queens.” She has also made appearances on “Saved by the Bell” and “Friends.”
Is an American actress, dancer and singer, best known for her role on the Fox series “Glee” as Mercedes Jones. According to ABC News, she is currently working on her first solo album.
Also known as Christine Flores is an American actress and singer-songwriter. Some of her known musical hits are “AM to PM,” “When You Look at Me” and “Dip It Low.” Most recently she was the social media correspondent for “The Voice” and according to ABC News she is currently recording her fourth album.
No matter how hard I looked the following three gentlemen didn’t seem to have any dance moves out on the web, so we will just have to wait to see their skills live in two weeks.
Is an American actor, known for his role as Noel Kahn on the ABC Family series “Pretty Little Liars.” He also has recurring roles as Brian on the NBC daytime drama “Days of Our Lives” and Patrick Clarke on Lifetime’s “Army Wives.”
Is a former American college and professional football player. He played college football for the University of Southern California and in the 1996 NFL Draft became a wide receiver playing for the New York Jets, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Dallas Cowboys and Carolina Panthers until his retirement in 2006. In 2009 he began as career as an NFL analyst and personality for ESPN.
Is an English media personality, father, and fitness and travel reporter. He is better known as the son of English rock star Ozzy Osbourne, and as a star of MTV’s reality series “The Osbournes.” Most recently he hosted the SyFy series “Haunted Highway.” Last year he was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, an autoimmune disease that affects the brain and spinal cord.