Dancing With The Stars Season 17 Cast Revealed

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dancing-with-the-stars-season-17-castDancing With The Stars revealed its Season 17 cast Wednesday morning on Good Morning America.  The newest cast of celebrity dance hopefuls is certainly a mixed bunch, including cancer fighter Valerie Harper, an NFL vet, and science educator Bill Nye (“The Science Guy”).

Here’s a complete list of the stars and their pro partners:

Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi
Dancing With: Sasha Farber

Keyshawn Johnson, NFL vet
Dancing With: Sharna Burgess

Valerie Harper (The Mary Tyler Moore Show)
Dancing With: Tristan MacManus

Brant Daugherty (Pretty Little Liars)
Dancing With: Peta Murgatroyd

Christina Milian (singer/actress)
Dancing With: Mark Ballas

Bill Nye
Dancing With: Tyne Stecklein

Elizabeth Berkley (Saved By The Bell, Showgirls)
Dancing With: Val Chmerkovskiy

Corbin Bleu (High School Musical, In The Heights)
Dancing With: Karina Smirnoff

Amber Riley (Glee)
Dancing With: Derek Hough

Bill Engvall (comedian)
Dancing With: Emma Slater

Jack Osbourne (son of Ozzy and Sharon)
Dancing With:  Cheryl Burke

Leah Remini (King of Queens, Saved By The Bell)
Dancing With: Tony Dovolani

Harper, 74, was diagnosed with terminal cancer in January and given three to six months to live.  Amid reports that she was close to remission, the actress said on GMA, “I’m moving in the right direction…”

When asked how he will be handling the task of dancing each week, “The Science Guy” said “It’s all physics…The study of motion,” with a laugh.

DWTS Season 17 will premiere on Monday, September 16th at 8/7c, airing with just one show a week after a stretch of ratings dips. So how will it work?  Each week viewers will vote for their favorite performance, and the following Monday a couple will be eliminated after each of those tallies is combined with the judges’ scores for the night.