Dancing with the Stars Cast Revealed for Season 18

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.

 

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Good Morning America’s Lara Spencer (left) poses with the 2014 DWTS cast: Standing: EMMA SLATER, BILLY DEE WILLIAMS, DANICA MCKELLAR, VALENTIN CHMERKOVSKIY, SEAN AVERY, CANDACE CAMERON BURE, MAKSIM CHMERKOVSKIY, MERYL DAVIS, NENE LEAKES, TONY DOVOLANI, SHARNA BURGESS, CHARLIE WHITE, CHERYL BURKE, DREW CAREY, DIANA NYAD, HENRY BYALIKOV, ERIN ANDREWS; Sitting: KARINA SMIRNOFF, DEREK HOUGH, MARK BALLAS, PETA MURGATROYD, JAMES MASLOW, WITNEY CARSON, CODY SIMPSON; Front: TOM BERGERON

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