Fall TV Preview

Dancing With the Stars: Season 21 Cast Includes Real Housewife, Gary Busey, an American Hero and Nick Carter

ABC has revealed the rest of cast for Dancing With the Stars Season 21, with the latest celebrities in competition for the Mirrorball Trophy including a Real Housewife, a heroic National Guardsman and manic Gary Busey.

Busey (who announced his casting whilst riding a horse on Jimmy Kimmel Live), Real Housewives of Atlanta alum Kim Zolciak, cooking-show host Paula Deen and National Guardsman Alek Skarlatos were among the final names revealed on the Sept. 2 Good Morning America.

They join a slate of contestants that already included singer Chaka Khan, married couple Alexa Vega (Spy Kids) and Big Time Rush singer Carlos Pena, “Vine star” Hayes Grier, singer Nick Carter, crocodile wrangler Bindi Irwin and Triple Crown jockey Victor Espinosa.

Based on this hodge-podge assembly of stars, who’s your early “favorite”?

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26 Comments
  1. Shaun says:

    Eh,they kinda rigging this season with him.

  2. A says:

    He’s not a “former” boy-bander, seeing as The Backstreet Boys are still touring and putting out new albums. They just released new music last year.

  3. B.T. says:

    So far three stars and I’ve heard of all three of them. That’s at least one more than I usually recognize from the entire cast.

  4. Nicole says:

    Oh man, I am jumping for joy at this casting announcement. The BSB was my favorite boy band growing up and Nick was def. my childhood crush (after JTT of course)

    I kind of feel bad for the other contestance though. He is going to kill it!

  5. KC says:

    Great! Can’t wait for this season!!

  6. I cannot stand the way they have chosen to announce this cast. Just tell us already! This is ridiculous.

  7. Jared says:

    Nick Carter is actually a really good dancer. Would love to see him paired with Karina.

  8. AngelWasHere says:

    Who? I’m kidding, but wow I haven’t seen that dude in years. lol

  9. wrstlgirl says:

    Just announce the dang cast already. This is annoying.

  10. George says:

    Who? Never heard of him.

  11. AngelWasHere says:

    This post was about Nick Carter joining. Who the fudge is this dude?

  12. ClearlyDemented says:

    Never watched this show and never plan to. How is it in its 21st season? Do they have three/year?!

  13. Belle says:

    Yawn…time to stick a pin in this show, it hasn’t been good in years!! Busey is the only interesting “star” and he’ll get booted early I’m sure.

  14. Melora says:

    You know this show is running out of celebrities when they start hiring vine stars.

  15. Mary says:

    I have never been a faithful viewer, would watch now and then, but none of these people make me want to watch. I cannot stand Gary at all so until he is voted off definitely will not be turning in.

  16. Luis says:

    If i cared enough to watch, I’d root for the jockey . . . maybe they can get American Pharaoh to make a guest appearance

  17. Ella Jasper says:

    Not one “star” I’m interested in seeing. Time to hang up the dancing shoes.

  18. AngelWasHere says:

    Every year the cast list gets worse! Gary Busey and maybe Chaka Khan are the only ones I’ll be watching for. I could care less about the rest. I can’t stand Paula Deen and Tamar Braxton at all! Bindi is cute and I liked her father, but meh. Then for the rest I’m like “who?” or “who cares!” They’re definitely running out of people to be grabbing people off of Vine.

  19. Diz says:

    There’s usually at least a couple people I know and care about watching, but I see no one this year. I will watch the premier, but I may drop out after that this season.

    • elvira says:

      I think DWTS should only allow singers, athletes, talk show hosts ,actresses ,actors, models, and celebrity chefs to be on dancing with the stars. it would be fun to have a super fan win a spot on DWTS and be paired with a pro dancer.

  20. elvira says:

    As with any TV show if people don’t like it then don’t watch. I love the show!!!! I love to see celebrities dancing. Gary Busey is fun to watch. I like the fact that a married couple is competing against each other, but also supporting each other!!!!! I wish I could dance half as good as some of the celebrities. We need more rock stars, such as Dee Snyder.

  21. mrsfoxxe says:

    This post better late then never! DWS been on with this cast for a while! Where’s “stars” I don’t see any!