‘Dancing with the Stars’ to announce all-star season cast next week

By Daniel S Levine,

ABC’s Dancing with the Stars will announce the cast for its first all-star season on Friday, July 27.

The network first told Facebook fans about the upcoming announcement. “Dance alert! The new cast of Dancing with the Stars: All-Stars will be announced on Friday, July 27! Are you ready for this?!” Fans of the show were clearly excited, since the announcement has now been liked over 20,000 times and has been shared over 1,000 times.

According to The Washington Post, rumors suggest that possible returning DWTS castmembers could be Spice Girl Mel B., stylist Carson Kressley and actor Joey Lawrence. E! News writer Ted Casablanca suspects that Bristol Palin, who was on the show’s Fall 2010 season, will return. Palin could use a TV comeback since her Lifetime show Life’s a Tripp drew horrible ratings.

ABC entertainment president Paul Lee confirmed the all-star season during ABC’s uprfont presentation in May. “We can't talk about the casting yet, but I'd love to see some of the fan favorites from the past seasons come back...We've had many favorites over the 14 seasons that we've got. So, fingers crossed. We're out casting now, and I hope we come in with a really interesting cast of people who our audience is passionate about,” Lee said at the time.

DWTS is hosted by Tom Bergeron. Green Bay Packers star Donald Driver won season 14 earlier this year.



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