Dancing With the Stars Cast Includes Valerie Harper, Glee Vet, Showgirls Star and Liars Actor

Sep 4 2013, 7:49am CDT | by TV Line

Dancing With the Stars Cast Includes Valerie Harper, Glee Vet, Showgirls Star and Liars Actor
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ABC’s Dancing With the Stars unveiled its Season 17 cast Wednesday morning on Good Morning America, and the latest crop of celeb hoofers includes cancer fighter Valerie Harper, a Glee star, two Saved By the Bell alumni and (of course) a lumbering NFL vet.

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Here’s the complete list, pro partners to be added soon:

• Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi
PARTNER: Sasha Farber
• Keyshawn Johnson, NFL vet
PARTNER: Sharna Burgess
• Valerie Harper (The Mary Tyler Moore Show)
PARTNER: Tristan MacManus
• Brant Daugherty (Pretty Little Liars)
PARTNER: Peta Murgatroyd
Christina Milian (singer, oft-derided social media wonk for The Voice)
PARTNER: Mark Ballas
• Bill Nye (aka the Science Guy)
PARTNER: Tyne Stecklein
Elizabeth Berkley (Saved By the Bell, Showgirls)
PARTNER: Val Chmerkovskiy
Corbin Bleu (High School Musical)
PARTNER: Karina Smirnoff
• Amber Riley (Glee)
PARTNER: Derek Hough
• Bill Engvall (stand-up comedian)
• Jack Osbourne (son of Ozzy and Sharon)
• Lean Remini (King of Queens, Saved By the Bell)/>/>/>/>/>/>/>/>/>/>/>/>/>/>/>/>/>/>/>/>

Of note, Harper, 74, was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer in January, and given three to six months to live. But, amid reports that she was close to remission, Harper said on GMA, “I’m moving in the right direction….. So as my husband said, ‘Let’s just buy time, Val.’”

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DWTS will put its best feet forward Monday, Sept. 16 at 8/7c — now airing just one day a week, coming off a stretch of ratings stumbles (including its lowest-rated finale ever).

How will it work, rid of a results show? Each week, viewers will vote for their favorite performance. A couple will be eliminated at the end of each Monday episode by combining the judges’ scores for that night with the public votes from the previous week.


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