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New 'Dancing With The Stars' cast announced


By MEGAN BARRETO

On Thursday morning, just 11 days before the premiere of Season 19's 'Dancing With the Stars' on Monday, Sept. 15., 'Good Morning America' revealed the full and highly-anticipated list of dancers who are next to compete.

This lineup reportedly includes '80s sitcom favorite Alfonso Ribeiro from 'The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,' 'Back To the Future' actress Lea Thompson, soap opera hunk Antonio Sabato Jr., and several more competitors who are sure to keep us watching throughout the entire season.

Several dancing pros are returning this season, including Karina Smirnoff, Derek Hough, Mark Ballas and Cheryl Burke.

The most anticipated comeback is that of 'DWTS' veteran Julianne Houg, who will complete the judges panel alongside Len Goodman, Carrie Ann Inaba and Bruno Tonioli.

Wet Paint previously reported a rumored list of competitors, including 'Cheech & Chong' star Tommy Chong. Let' s compare the rumored list with the full list below:

Sadie Robertson (Duck Dynasty star, 17)

Bethany Mota (YouTube blogger, 18)

Janel Parrish (Pretty Little Liars actress, 25)

Lolo Jones (Track and field athlete, 32)

Jonathan Bennett (Mean Girls actor, 33)

Alfonso Ribeiro (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air actor, 42)

Antonio Sabato Jr. (General Hospital actor, 42)

Michael Waltrip (Race car driver, 51)

Randy Couture (UFC champion, 51)

Lea Thompson (Back to the Future actress, 53)

Betsey Johnson (Fashion designer, 72)

Tommy Chong (Cheech & Chong star, 76)

Tavis Smiley (Talk show host, 49)

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Carole September 04 2014 at 9:39 AM

Uninteresting cast. Too many changes on DWTS; many viewers have lost interest, myself included.

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cgssnavickas September 04 2014 at 10:02 AM

Boy, they are really desperate to keep the franchise going. Never heard of half of them, and the ones I have heard about won't last too long.

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rude cgssnavickas September 04 2014 at 10:59 AM

It's past it's prime. I'm the last of my friends to stop watching. The show should have taken an interesting turn two seasons back and replaced these "stars" with everyday people. The success of nearly all reality shows is rooting for your favorite average Joe/Joann to win.

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hastowe02 rude September 04 2014 at 12:57 PM

I agree. It would be more interesting to see the professional dancers take on everyday housewives and such than the current or even the past couple of years cast of supposed stars. in fact when they had to cast someone like Snookie was a good clue that the show was on it's last legs.

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mac0386mac cgssnavickas September 04 2014 at 12:04 PM

Lea Thompson (plays Mrs. Kenish on a very popular show called Switched at Birth on ABC Family but she is mainly known for her role in the Back To the Future Movies with Michael J Fox). Sadie Robertson is a star on A&E show Duck Dynasty. Janel Parrish is an actress on Pretty Little Liars (plays Mona). Alfonso is best known for his role as Carlton on Fresh Prince of Bel Air and the Carlton dance. Jonathan Bennett was in the movie Mean Girls with Lindsey Lohan.

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hastowe02 mac0386mac September 04 2014 at 12:57 PM

Still a BORING cast.

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snrar September 04 2014 at 10:01 AM

It's over ! The show has run it's course as the guest dancers have been really been lacking interest from a once huge fan base .

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Lloyd Martinson September 04 2014 at 10:04 AM

The show is not interesting anymore,not dancing,just aerobics. Appearing on other shows before season to push its self.Too many dancing changes.

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firefox6572 September 04 2014 at 10:02 AM

I agree with Carole, I can't stand the judges and have quit watching this show a few seasons back. Carrie Ann Inaba is so utterly annoying as well as Len. I wish they'd get new judges and I'd probably start watching again. Though I do love Derek Hough but not enough to keep me as a viewer.

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d1anaw September 04 2014 at 10:01 AM

They started out good, but then a 17 yr old bimbette from duck dynasty? Are you kidding me? Whose parents would allow them to work on such a POS show with such pathetic old men? I guess Johnson and Chong were thrown in there as cannon fodder.

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jvp86jimpet September 04 2014 at 10:06 AM

Alfonso Ribeiro started as a professional dancer on Broadway! How can he be called an amateur? Maybe his handicap will be that he can only dance the "Carlton."

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stock market September 04 2014 at 10:34 AM

It will be interesting to see Sadie Robertson..such a sweet young girl thrown in with this group. I'm really surprised this show is still on the air, much like The View.

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Hennessy stock market September 04 2014 at 9:32 PM

About as sweet as bad candy.

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jetpeta stock market September 04 2014 at 11:38 PM

Yuch...there is nothing sweet about her or her family. Wasn't planning to watch show, but now for sure will never watch.

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nabwolf September 04 2014 at 10:04 AM

Stars??? Enough of this stupid, insipid show.

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rob000000 nabwolf September 04 2014 at 11:47 AM

Let us know when 'Dancing with nabwolf' is on the air.

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cfs7161 September 04 2014 at 10:38 AM

You can not be serious about Mickael Waltrip. Come on. A jerk on the track and a jerk as a commontater.

More reasons not to watch until he gets thrown off.

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schyrl43 cfs7161 September 04 2014 at 10:43 AM

Are you kidding? Michael is too funny!!! It's gonna be great!

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r1234598760 schyrl43 September 04 2014 at 11:08 AM

get some new judges also get rid of tom

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