Dancing with the Stars: New lineup announced
The hit show 'Dancing with the Stars' is coming up this season with lots of excitement and jubilation.
A "Baywatch" babe, an astronaut and a gold medal figure skater are amongst the celebrities who will take part in the competition on the spring season of "Dancing With the Stars."
On Monday host Tom Bergeron and former finalist Melissa Rycroft revealed the cast. It includes Pamela Anderson, astronaut Buzz Aldrin and reality stars Kate Gosselin and Jake Pavelka.
Also competing for the mirror ball trophy are sportscaster Erin Andrews, singer Nicole Scherzinger, gold medal figure skater Evan Lysacek, football star Chad Ochocinco and actors Aiden Turner, Shannen Doherty and Niecy Nash.
The executive producer Conrad Green said, "It's definitely one of our strongest cast lineups ever," "Pound for pound, it should be really fascinating watching."
"Dancing with the Stars" returns on 22nd March. The new dancers will receive training for three weeks before making their primetime premiere.
Green said that the guideline for a great cast is "part hope, part luck, part skill, part research." According to him the show's staff has been courting several newly announced contestants for months. He further said that his staff is enforcing limits on training time in order to avoid the spate of injuries that plagued last year's cast and forced two contestants to drop out before the start of the competition.