Dancing with the Stars has announced the lineup for its new season, starting September 16, and its kind of a shocker: In addition to Christina Milan and Corbin Bleu, the long-running competition series is welcoming Valerie Harper, who is battling brain cancer, and Leah Remini, who’s embroiled in a war with her former Scientology mentors.
Other interesting picks include Elizabeth Berkeley Lauren, best known as Nomi Malone in Showgirls, Jack Osborne, who was diagnosed with MS last year, Science Guy Bill Nye, comedian Bill Engvall, former NFL pro Keyshawn Johnson, former Glee actress Amber Riley and Army Wives Brant Daugherty.
Dancing with the Stars returns for Season 17 and shakes things up by transitioning to a one night, two-hour format. The one-night extravaganza will feature competitive dance, dynamic group performances and musical guests, all while climaxing to a dramatic elimination. Each week viewers can vote for their favorite dancing performance and beginning with the second episode on Monday, September 23, one couple will be eliminated at the end of the show by combining the judges’ scores from that night, along with the public votes from the previous week.
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