Fall TV Preview

Meet Dancing With the Stars' Season 13 Cast!

ABC has unveiled the 12 celebrities set to fox-trot their way toward winning that coveted mirror ball trophy this fall on Dancing With the Stars, and boy, what a motley crew they are.

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Season 13 of DWTS premieres Monday, Sept. 19, at 8/7c, where it will air opposite Fox’s Terra Nova/House, CBS’ two-hour sitcom block, NBC’s The Sing-Off, and The CW’s Gossip Girl/Hart of Dixie. Results shows will be held every Tuesday at 9/8c. The dozen Stars announced to be hitting the dance floor this season are:

David Arquette, Ron Artest, Chaz Bono, Elisabetta Canalis, Kristin Cavallari, Nancy Grace, Rob Kardashian, Carson Kressley, Ricki Lake, J.R. Martinez, Chynna Phillips, Hope Solo



Comments (129)

  • Ricki Lake! I have to watch now, love her.

    Comment by David – August 29, 2011 06:32 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I like Ricki as well. I think it will be a very diverse cast this year which will make for good TV! Looking forward to it. :)

      Comment by Kim R – August 30, 2011 06:48 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • That’s only 6 people…

    Comment by Smitty – August 29, 2011 06:34 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • What part of :

      Stick around TVLine Monday night for the full list of this year’s Dancing stars, which will be announced throughout the latest episode of Bachelor Pad.

      don’t you get?

      Comment by Tammy – August 29, 2011 06:37 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Actually, that is the 13.There are 6 in bold print and 7 in regular print. There are alot of great people on there this year. However, I am not too fond of the rest of the list. As long as I can see Derrick dance… I’m Good !!!

      Comment by Donna M. – September 2, 2011 12:58 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Yuck, so far. I think I’ll watch Gossip Girl and Hart of Dixie or HIMYM and 2 and a Half Men. I’ve been looking for a good reason to quit this unhealthy addiction anyways.

    Comment by Liz – August 29, 2011 06:37 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • David Arquette is a superstar?

    Comment by Z – August 29, 2011 06:39 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • David has nothing to do till Scream 5.

      Comment by Dawn – August 30, 2011 12:23 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Think we are using the term “Stars” loosely. Won’t be putting this show back on my DVR.

    Comment by Jenny – August 29, 2011 06:45 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Finally a reason never to watch again…Nancy friggin Grace…..

      Comment by Ray – August 29, 2011 07:24 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Hey, lighten up! Dancing is just not for the beautiful people. The thrill of DWTS is to see a seemingly unmoveable Dove turned into a graceful Swan over time thanks to their pro. And, When that happens from week to week it means there is hope for all of us in experiencing the joys of dancing.

        Comment by Bren Ferguson – August 30, 2011 09:30 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • That’s a legitimate concern, but this cast is a lot more noteworthy than several of the previous groups. There are only 2 in this group I hadn’t heard of. If we’re lucky, they might be an uncontrollable herd of wild dancers, and one day soon they can break free and trample Nancy Grace to death.

      Comment by Tego Livi – August 30, 2011 04:27 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Isn’t Ron Artest changing his name to Metta World Peace? Will they call him Metta or Peace? I actually hope he wins.

    Comment by K – August 29, 2011 06:45 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • This is their A list cast? What an absolute joke!

    Comment by Marie – August 29, 2011 06:46 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • so where are the stars?

    Comment by ggny – August 29, 2011 06:48 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • SOLO ? The soccer player ? Seriously ?

    Comment by Amy-Louise Crafterberry – August 29, 2011 06:52 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Those are stars?

    Comment by Joseph L Cooke – August 29, 2011 06:52 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I would LOVE to see Michael Jordan, Benjamin Burnley, and Russel Brand on the show, it would be GREAT! :)

    Comment by katie – August 29, 2011 06:53 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Rob kardashian…..REALLY

    Comment by Amanda – August 29, 2011 06:54 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I really try to not be negative, but he is one person I don’t like, and he shouldn’t be on a list of contenders for this show, much less on it.

      Comment by Cathy – August 29, 2011 07:05 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Yay for JR Martinez, I LOVE HIM!

    Comment by Sarah B – August 29, 2011 06:55 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Nancy Grace omg calling it right now she sucks but lasts a few weeks for being cute. IDEC I’m voting for her xD

    Comment by Phoebi – August 29, 2011 06:55 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Chaz Bono. That’s all I needed to hear.

    Comment by Sam – August 29, 2011 06:55 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I know maybe four of these people.

    Comment by Lee – August 29, 2011 06:55 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Where are the “Stars”? #losers

    Comment by Jake – August 29, 2011 06:57 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I like this cast. Hopefully this Kardashian can actually dance and let loose. I have not heard of a few, but that happens each year, and I like them (Kyle Massey was robbed!)

    Comment by MDEP – August 29, 2011 06:58 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • This will be the first yr I tune out. Pitiful. Stars? Freak like Chaz and another talentless Kardashian. Sounds like Dancing with the Losers.

    Comment by David Giger – August 29, 2011 07:00 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • What’s pitiful is that you’re small-minded enough to think that Chaz Bono is a freak. I doubt your viewership will be missed.

      Comment by Robin Sloan – August 29, 2011 07:02 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I Agree…Thank you!

        Comment by SJB – August 29, 2011 07:47 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Most of the comments are so negative! Are we forgetting these celebrities are still people! My God everyone stop being so angry and enjoy life a little! Does your whole world revlve around DWTS? And for Robin, thanks for sticking up for Chaz! Have a nice day all!

        Comment by Lisa Caballero – August 29, 2011 09:28 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Chaz Bono is not a freak.We are not all born without some choices to make for our happiness.. Mother Nature/ Science/ Medicine is not always accurate. Just like being homosexual/ lesbian is not a choice-It is how you are born and some day you have choices to make in order to be happy. I am a heterosexual, married for 40 yrs with children and family members who are gay. I also have a medical background for my career for 40 years. Your ignorance is showing.

      Comment by jano – August 30, 2011 10:46 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I so agree with you!!

        Comment by Susan – September 2, 2011 05:06 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I agree that Chaz aka Chastity is a freak, the producers have gone way over the line putting this spectacle on. I think I will start watching reruns of Bonanza, Gunsmoke and Jack Benny.

      Comment by Ann – September 12, 2011 09:52 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • This cast is horrible!

    Comment by Denise – August 29, 2011 07:02 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I am very shocked that Nancy Grace Is part of Dancing with the Stars

    Comment by nickp91 – August 29, 2011 07:03 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Carson Kressley, formerly of “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy” Carson Kressley? Um, okay. At least his costumes will be amazing. Any word on if he’ll be dancing with a man or a woman?

    Comment by elizabeth – August 29, 2011 07:04 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Yeah, I’m wondering too. I would guess that ABC wouldn’t want to get too controversial, so they will probably put him with a female partner. It would be great to see him dance with a male partner though.

      Comment by Mikaylah – August 29, 2011 07:35 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Even thinking that they’d pair him with a man is somewhat close-minded. Lance Bass was with Lacey Schwimmer on his season.

      Comment by Taylor – August 29, 2011 07:47 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I had read somewhere they wanted to get Portia De Rossi and pair her with a woman. They had two women partnered of the non-US versions, although I cannot remember which one. So you never know. Have they said when they would announce their partners?

        Comment by MDEP – August 29, 2011 07:51 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • maybe Carson can dance with Chaz. Does this feel like Loveboat!?!?

      Comment by leigh – August 29, 2011 07:49 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Grow up–some of these comments in reference to transgenderism and homosexuality are insulting to the rest of the human race who are kind and tolerant of peoples` differences. Shame on you for being so judgemental.The cast is a diversity–which we need in this world. One`s idea of a star is differnt than others–We can all share and enjoy in this diversity.It will make an interesting year of entertainment.

        Comment by jano – August 30, 2011 10:52 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I like the comment just made by leigh. I agree with you 100 % If Dwts continues to have such a choice of “stars” I may have to find something else to watch. although I would miss Maxim and Cheryl.

        Comment by lynda H – September 6, 2011 12:06 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I’m sorry, that question is idiotic. Ballroom dancing IS NOT DATING. Nobody in the cast is ever paired with someone based on whether or not they would ever hook up in real life. Ballroom dancing is traditionally paired up male and female. Why would they change that? To put a big red flag on Carson Kressley to say “he’s gay!” It’s hardly a secret. Assuming they would treat Carson Kressley different because he’s gay is just beyond weird. Or are you so small minded that you want to make sure only people of the same race dance together too?

      Comment by Amy – August 30, 2011 08:10 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Nancy Grace? Ewww. Why? I will definitely NOT be watching.

    Comment by Nate – August 29, 2011 07:04 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Boring :( Where’s the Kirstie Alley of this year? Who is supposed to be the draw? Also, where’s my Snooki?

    Comment by Mark – August 29, 2011 07:10 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Nancy Grace?!?! Ha! Would not want to be paired with her!!

    Comment by Emma – August 29, 2011 07:10 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Nancy Grace is on the cast? Well, I guess the Devil will be dancing tonight.

    Comment by Chris – August 29, 2011 07:14 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • don’t feel bad for nancy grace. she’s dancing all the way to the bank!!!!

      Comment by kathy – September 1, 2011 06:51 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Such nagativity! Every season the snarky “Stars?” comments are made. These people are all famous. They may not be at the height of their popularity, but who on this show ever has been? They are all successful in thier own right. Okay, except maybe the two reality kids, but those Kardashians are making millions off the public, so people must obviously like them.

    Comment by MDEP – August 29, 2011 07:16 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Why has Ryan O’Neal disappeared?

    Comment by Lana – August 29, 2011 07:17 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • He was erroneously included on an earlier edit of this story, and has since been removed. – Management

      Comment by Matt Webb Mitovich – August 29, 2011 07:21 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Well that’s unfortunate. He was the one person I was really excited about.

        Comment by Lana – August 29, 2011 07:26 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • He has an injury and had to bow out. He says he’ll try to be on next season.

      Comment by cjinsd – August 30, 2011 05:39 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The word “star” has been questionable from day one. Who do you think has really been a star? Let’s forget about that! This is one of the best lineups I’ve seen. Still, I have no idea who some of these people are. Tom Bergeron — Explain!!!!! Who is anyone!!!!

    Comment by Marsha Malcolm – August 29, 2011 07:25 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I agree with you. People should just watch and enjoy the dancing! The official DWTS web site has more in depth bios.

      Comment by MDEP – August 29, 2011 07:56 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Yes Tom, explain but let us HEAR what you say. Wait until the applause dies down!

      Comment by Dee – September 19, 2011 02:41 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I have to say I’ve quit watching. They need to rename the show as it is not Dancing with Stars, it’s dancing with people no one has heard of. Not anyone on there I care to watch. This show has overstayed it’s welcome, as far as I’m concerned. I’m ready for thoughtful, honest acting on TV again!

    Comment by Elaine – August 29, 2011 07:27 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • After seeing those pics of Rob Kardashian in his underwear, I really hope they don’t let him wear clothes.

    Comment by Linda – August 29, 2011 07:31 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Either SING-OFF or TERRA NOVA may have an advantage over DWTS in the ratings’ department.

    Comment by kevin – August 29, 2011 07:32 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Care to make a wager on that one? I wouldn’t bet on either of those shows beating DWTS in the ratings unless I was getting really good odds.

      Comment by Brent – August 30, 2011 01:54 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I am not impressed. As much as I love Cher, what part will “Chaz”
    play?

    Comment by Cheryl – August 29, 2011 07:39 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Are they any actual ” stars” on DWTS???

    Comment by Michelle – August 29, 2011 07:40 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • horrible cast. who picked them this year….

    Comment by virginia – August 29, 2011 07:41 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • YUCK

    Comment by joanne – August 29, 2011 07:42 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • who? who? who? who? who? and who?

    Damn this show is full of fail and all you people who give its ratings suck too. One of these days TV will get back to good acting and scripted shows.

    Comment by David – August 29, 2011 07:43 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • This cast is a farce. And to make it worse, another Kardashian on tv. That whole family will be there flaunting it as always. If RKar does not win, they will probably sue for a zillion dollars. Maybe they could hire Nancy Grace. The good thing is, with this terrible cast I will not watch much and watch something much better. Even 2 hours of CSpan would be better….

    Good luck Hope !!!!!! USA, USA, USA !!!!

    Comment by Greg – August 29, 2011 07:58 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The most important question is why the hell is Brooke Burke still being hired as a co-host?Bring on Kirstie from last season or even Kendra for all I care, it never seems like any contestant enjoys having to talk to her before or after their performance, probably because she is incredibly awkward and seems to have no idea what she is suppose to do or say.

    Comment by Shoes – August 29, 2011 08:00 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Well, they made a big splash about claiming that THIS year they were going to really up the star power. Still looks like the same old B an C listers again this year. Nancy Grace? A male Kardashian? Etc.

    Comment by docdaddy – August 29, 2011 08:05 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Rob kardashian ??? Really ??? He is a loser .. Not a star !!

    Comment by Fortlauderdude – August 29, 2011 08:12 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’m a little disappointed in ABC with their whole tease of getting bigger stars by making big promises to the stars like more flexible schedules, etc. I feel lied to, ABC. But I’ll probably still watch, and I hate myself for that.

    I didn’t recognize J.R. Martinez’s name, but I do recognize the face as being AMC’s Brot. I actually like him a lot on AMC, I could root for him. Him or Carson Kressley.

    Comment by Amber – August 29, 2011 08:13 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • disappointed in the lineup. kyle should have won last season… this maybe the last season this show. getting very boring. no really funny or interesting people. oh well. i guess i will be watching teranova or something. maybe watch dwts off and on, but will not be something i will be looking forward to each week.

    Comment by dorine – August 29, 2011 08:30 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • You must have really thought last season was boring and forgot it because Kyle was two seasons ago, lol. I only remember because I went online last night to refresh my memory.

      Comment by MDEP – August 30, 2011 05:06 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Yeah I won’t be watching this one.

    Comment by Renee – August 29, 2011 08:32 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Uhmm where are the stars?

    Comment by Kim – August 29, 2011 08:32 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’ve never heard of half of these people… Really huge stars, huh? I won’t be watching.

    Comment by robyn – August 29, 2011 08:37 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • What a Joke ..an I’ve been waiting for this

    Comment by Bev neff – August 29, 2011 08:40 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Yeah the cast is horrible… The most bothersome is Rob. I would watch for Ron, def not setting my DVR dwts #fail

    Comment by dcas – August 29, 2011 09:06 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Phew! One less thing to have to DVR each week…

    Comment by Tiffany – August 29, 2011 09:10 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Nancy Grace makes me stabby. I’ll just skip her portions, I can’t stand to look at her, let alone listen to her.

    The rest seem okay, I do love me some Ricki Lake! We’ll see how it goes.

    Comment by Lime – August 29, 2011 09:10 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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