New ‘Dancing With the Stars’ Cast Revealed; Two Soap Stars To Tango! - Soap Opera Network
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Season 19 of ABC’s “” will be hot, hot, hot! This season’s cast was announced today, and in addition to the many well-known celebs putting their hat in the ring for the popular mirror ball award are two former soap stars who will be hitting the dance floor, as well!

(ex-Jagger Cates, “;” ex-Dante Damiano, “;” ex-Jack Parezi, “”) and Jonathan Bennett (ex-JR Chandler, “”) will be joining MMA pro Randy Couture, NASCAR driver Michael Waltrip, “ actress , “Duck Dynasty” star , “ actor Alfonso Ribeiro, comedian/musician Tommy Chong, “” actress Lea Thompson, political commentator Travis Smiley, Olympic track star Lolo Jones, YouTube star and fashion designer Betsey Johnson in the competition.

Some other changes taking place on the new season include the loss of dancer Maks Chmerkovskiy, the return of as the fourth judge (joining , and Bruno Tonioli) and more viewer interactivity so America has a better chance of influencing the show.

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Ida Mae Astute/ABC

Bennett, who’ll be paired with pro-dancer , is known for his roles in projects such as “Mean Girls,” “Lovewrecked,” “,” ,” and “National Lampoon’s Van Wilder: Freshman Year.”

Pro-dancer has been partnered with Sabato, a former Calvin Klein model who’ll be starring in upcoming episodes of Investigation Discovery’s “,” FX’s “,” and in his own syndicated home improvement series, “Fix It & Finish It,” which debuts Monday, September 8.

The 19th season of “Dancing” kicks off on ABC on Monday, September 15 at 8PM ET/PT.

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  • Rick Nihan

    I must start watching