'DWTS' Season 17 Cast Announcement Brings a New Level of Excitement to the Show

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Woo-hoo! The long wait is finally over, you guys! After weeks of speculation and rumors, the Dancing With the Stars season 17 cast was just announced on Good Morning America. Now it's time to get excited about the premiere of the show on Monday, September 16.

And while a few names on the list were totally expected, based on some of the buzz that's been going around lately as far as casting goes -- there are also a few faces we weren't anticipating, but are pleasantly surprised to see, nonetheless. I have to say -- this is one really hot group!

Ok, ok, I'll cut to the chase.

The DWTS season 17 cast is ...

Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi -- pro partner Sasha Farber

Keyshawn Johnson -- pro partner Sharna Burgess

Valerie Harper -- pro partner Tristan MacManus

Brant Daugherty -- pro partner Peta Murgatroyd

Christina Milian -- pro partner Mark Ballas

Bill Nye "The Science Guy" -- pro partner Tyne Stecklein

Elizabeth Berkley -- pro partner Val Chmerkovskiy

Corbin Bleu -- pro partner Karina Smirnoff

Amber Riley -- pro partner Derek Hough

Bill Engvall -- pro partner Emma Slater

Jack Osbourne -- pro partner Cheryl Burke

Leah Remini -- pro partner Tony Dovolani

So, what do you think? Personally, I'm most excited about Snooki, because, well DUH, and Elizabeth Berkley -- because who doesn't love Jessie Spano?!? And I can't help but be interested in how Valerie Harper will wind up faring -- she'll be an inspiration for sure.

What do you think of the new DWTS cast? And who will you be rooting for?


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Jaghd810 Jaghd810

definitely rooting for Bill Nye!!!


tiafez tiafez

so  it's who will win with Derek again? I'll be rooting for Bils, either of them. 

Debbie Bush

Don't know half these stars. Not sure I'll watch this season. The ones I do know I don't like much.

amber... amberdotsmom

Damn, no John Stamos.  But holy moses - Bill Engvall.  No idea how they got him to do it but I can't wait to see it.  He might actually get my mother to watch (she despises this show, her loss).  Won't say I have any interest in Snookie but other than that the rest of the cast looks pretty interesting.

Becky Spieth

Exactly...who are the majority of these people? I am a regular viewer of DWTS....but this season????

Mel Lanteigne

Dammit, Bill Nye, I may have to actually watch this piece of crap show

nonmember avatar Cass

Wow! I'm impressed- I know a lot of these people! I'm wondering how they'll handle the fact that Corbin Bleu has a lot of dance training though. He performed on the show in Macy's Stars of Dance, for crying out loud!

2rcom4t 2rcom4t

Ok I've got my line up for the first three weeks, I think Bill Ingvall will go first then Bill Nye followed by Jack Osbourne (seems to me Cheryl Burke has fallen from good graces with producers, She use to get the Athletes) the Finale four: Amber and Derek, Christina and Mark, Leah and Tony with a toss up of either Corbin and Karina or Keyshawn and Shama and that is only because the Pros Derek, Tony and Mark have always been more techical and very patient with their partners. Bill Ingvall will be the worst with two left feet and Bill Nye just doesn't come across as someone who would look good in any forum of Dance and Jack Osbourne doesn't look like he has any Rhythm. Valerie Harper is the sympathy vote.

Ginny Peluso

"Stars'? Really? 

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