Watch out, Val Chmerkovskiy: Karina Smirnoff has her eye on the Mirrorball Trophy once again.
“I was a little nervous about not dancing on the show at all last season,” Smirnoff told the site, adding, “I’ve had obvious moments when I’ve missed it.”
Smirnoff took home the Mirrorball Trophy in Season 13 with partner J.R. Martinez, and most recently danced with UFC champion Randy Couture in Season 19.
Dancing With the Stars returns Monday, Sept. 14, at 8/7c on ABC.
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* Selena Gomez has joined The Voice Season 9 as an advisor to Gwen Stefani’s team, the show announced Monday on Twitter.
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* Ugly Betty vet Tony Plana will recur on The CW’s freshman fall musical-comedy Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (premiering Monday, Oct. 12, at 8/7c). Per EW.com, Plana will play Emilio Serrano, the divorced father of Santino Fontana’s Greg Serrano (who is crushing hard on protagonist Rebecca).
* IFC has renewed Documentary Now! — its upcoming series in which Fred Armisen, Seth Meyers and Bill Hader parody famous documentaries — for two more seasons ahead of the comedy’s Aug. 20 premiere.