‘Dancing with the Stars’ cast revealed, let the fist-pumping begin

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Get ready for some fist pumping and Jersey Turnpiking on the ballroom dancefloor. “Jersey Shore’s” Snooki is among the new “Dancing with the Stars” cast revealed on “Good Morning America” Wednesday morning.

ABC’s long-running reality competition returns at 7 p.m. Sept. 16. Here’s who will be trying to waltz their way to the finals for a shot at the mirrorball trophy in season 17:

ELIZABETH BERKLEY LAUREN, actress in “Saved by the Bell,” “CSI: Miami,” “The L-Word” but she really showed off her moves (and her skin) in the racy 1995 film “Showgirls.”


BRANT DAUGHERTY, Columbia College Chicago grad whose degree is in film and video production, the Cincinnati native went on to act in TV shows including “Pretty Little Liars,” “Army Wives” and the sudser “Days of Our Lives.”


CORBIN BLEU, actor best known for his role as Chad in the Disney Channel Movie “High School Musical” its sequel, “High School Musical 2” and the film “High School Musical 3: Senior Year.”


BILL ENGVALL, Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum selling recording artist (“Here’s Your Sign”) and stand-up comic.

Pro partner: EMMA SLATER

VALERIE HARPER, the Emmy-winning actress famous for her turn as Rhoda was recently diagnosed with terminal cancer and is bound to be a fan favorite this season.


KEYSHAWN JOHNSON, former NFL Super Bowl champion and All-Pro wide receiver who played for the New York Jets, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Dallas Cowboys and Carolina Panthers. Johnson appears on both “Sunday NFL Countdown” and “Monday Night Countdown” and co-hosts ESPN Radio’s weekly “Football Tonight Special.”


CHRISTINA MILIAN, social media correspondent for the NBC’s singing competition “The Voice,” the singer/actress was recently seen in the television movie “The Christmas Cupid,” CBS’ “A Gifted Man” and “CSI.”

Pro partner: MARK BALLAS

BILL NYE, a mechanical engineer who won a Steve Martin Look-Alike Contest while working for Boeing in Seattle. That led to the take off of a stand-up comedy career that eventually landed him on a kids’ show about science, where he built a reputation as “Bill Nye the Science Guy.”

the world. He was awarded the Ralph Coats Roe Medal by the American Society of Mechanical

Pro partner: TYNE

JACK OSBOURNE, son of Ozzy and Sharon and occasional television personality. He didn’t make the cut for NBC’s short-lived, military-inspired competition “Stars Earn Stripes” but “DWTS” recruited him anyway.

Pro partner: CHERYL BURKE

NICOLE “SNOOKI” POLIZZI, new-ish mom and author of “A Shore Thing, Confessions of a Guidette and Gorilla Beach,” she’s famous for her hard-partying ways on MTV’s “Jersey Shore.” Let’s hope that on this show, she has an easier time staying upright on two feet.

Pro partner: SASHA

LEAH REMINI, made headlines recently for severing ties with the Church of Scientology, she starred in the comedy series “The King of Queens” and has appeared on myriad TV shows.

Pro partner: TONY DOVOLANI

AMBER RILEY, best known for her role as Mercedes Jones on Fox’s “Glee.”

Pro partner: DEREK HOUGH

Several changes are in store for the show this season, which is being condensed into one, two-hour show Monday nights. Viewers will cast their votes for their favorite teams via phone on Monday nights during and up to 60 minutes after the end of the show. Online voting at www.ABC.com and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/dancingwiththestars is open for 24 hours, beginning from the start of each episode on the East Coast at 8:00 p.m. and closing at 8:00 p.m., ET Tuesday evenings.

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