Dancing With the Stars cast revealed for Season 18. The stage is set, and on March 17 at 8 p.m. ABC will start it’s new season of Dancing with the Stars will debut two Olympic ice dancers, three singers, and a couple of former child TV stars. Throw in a double amputee snowboarding champ, a former pro hockey player, distance swimme, a reality star, and a comedian and we are all set for a great time.
There will also be a couple of changes this year. Tom Bergeron’s new co-host Brooke Burke-Charvet was fired and replaced by Fox Sports’ Erin Andrews. New bandleader Ray Chew joins the team, as Harold Wheeler and his gang exits. Pro Derek Hough also has said that at some point the cast will all switch partners during the show, and Maks Chmerkovskiy returns to the ballroom
The show’s audience averaged 15 million viewers last fall, off only a little from the previous season. The show is neck and neck with The Voice in terms of total viewers, Dancing has only about half that show’s young-adult audience. The median age of a Dancing viewer is 61.6, the second-oldest of any major-network primetime series.