13 Celebs, Including Several with Broadway Credits, Compete on "Dancing with the Stars," Starting Tonight

News   13 Celebs, Including Several with Broadway Credits, Compete on "Dancing with the Stars," Starting Tonight The new season of ABC's "Dancing with the Stars" kicks off with a two-hour premiere Sept. 15 at 8 PM ET.

One couple will be eliminated on the “Dancing with the Stars” results show Sept. 16 at 8 PM.

The 13 professional dancers teaching the celebrity cast how to bring heat to the dance floor are Mark Ballas, Cheryl Burke, Sharna Burgess, Witney Carson, Artem Chigvintsev, Valentin Chmerkovskiy, Tony Dovolani, Allison Holker, Derek Hough, Keo Motsepe, Peta Murgatroyd, Emma Slater and Karina Smirnoff. Two-time Mirrorball champion and movie star Julianne Hough joins Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli and Carrie Ann Inaba at the judges’ desk.

Hosts are Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews.

The 13 celebrities are actor Jonathan Bennett, who will be paired with Holker; comedian Tommy Chong, who will dance with Murgatroyd; mixed martial arts champion Randy Couture, whose partner will be Smirnoff; fashion designer Betsey Johnson, who will be paired with Dovolani; track athlete Lolo Jones, who will hit the floor with Motsepe; YouTube sensation, fashion designer and beauty expert Bethany Mota, who will dance with Hough; singer and actress Janel Parrish, who was seen on Broadway in Les Miserables and will be paired with Chmerkovskiy; The Tap Dance Kid and "Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" star Alfonso Ribeiro, whose partner will be Carson; "Duck Dynasty" star Sadie Robertson, who will step out with Ballas; model and actor Antonio Sabato Jr., who will be paired with Burke; talk-show host Tavis Smiley, who will dance with Burgess; stage and screen star Lea Thompson (Cabaret), who is paired with Chigvintsev; and professional race-car driver Michael Waltrip, who will dance with Slater.

"Dancing with the Stars," according to ABC, is the "hit multi-award-winning series in which celebrities perform choreographed dance routines which are judged by renowned ballroom judge Len Goodman and dancer/choreographers Bruno Tonioli, Carrie Ann Inaba and ballroom dancer and Emmy®- Nominated choreographer Julianne Hough." “Dancing with the Stars” is produced by BBC Worldwide Productions. Rob Wade, Ashley Edens-Shaffer and Joe Sungkur are executive producers.

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