The new cast for “Dancing with the Stars” was announced this morning in Hollywood, during the live broadcast of “Good Morning America.”
Season 14 for the show returns on Monday, March 19th at 8pm, ET with a sensational two-hour season premiere, then on Tuesday, March 27th, with the premiere of “Dancing with the Stars the Results Show” (9:00-10:01 p.m., ET).
Dancing this season are Jack Wagner, Melissa Gilbert, Donald Driver, William Levy, Sherri Shepherd, Katherine Jenkins, Gavin DeGraw, Martina Navratilova, Roshon Fegan, Maria Menounos, Gladys Knight and Jaleel White.
About Jack Wagner, an actor of daytime and primetime television and the stage, Wagner is one of the most popular stars in the history of soaps. Wagner studied theater in college, graduating from The University of Arizona with a BFA in Drama. Wagner has starred in multiple television series, over a dozen of television movies, and has appeared in over forty theatrical productions around the world. In 1983, Wagner landed the starring role of rocker Frisco Jones on ABC’s daytime series, “General Hospital” in 1983. He recorded several songs for the show, eventually signing with Quincy Jones’s record label, Qwest, where Wagner recorded his first hit single, “All I Need.” The single was #2 on Pop charts and #1 on Adult Contemporary charts. In 1987 Wagner returned to his theatrical roots touring nationally as Tony in “West Side Story,” and as Danny Zucko in “Grease.”
In the early 90’s, Wagner joined the hit series “Melrose Place,” where he spent the next 5 seasons both acting and directing. In 2000 he took the role of a lifetime in the Broadway musical “Jekyll and Hyde.” Most recently, Wagner joined the company of “The Bold and the Beautiful.” In his spare time, Wagner enjoys playing golf and participating in celebrity golf tournaments. He is the National Celebrity Ambassador of the “Leukemia and Lymphoma Society,” which benefits from “The Jack Wagner Celebrity Golf Classic,” his annual golf tournament.
About Sherri Shepherd, she is an actress, comedienne and co-host of ABC’s hugely popular daytime talk show “The View.” Whether she’s on stage or screen, this Daytime Emmy® Award winner’s magnetic personality and hilarious sense of humor never fails to delight audiences. She has appeared in such popular television shows as “30 Rock,” “Less than Perfect” and “Everybody Loves Raymond,” and in films including “Precious,” “Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa” and most recently “One for the Money”. She is the author of a humorous autobiography Permission Slips: Every Woman’s Guide to Giving Yourself a Break (Grand Central Publishing).
Hosted by Tom Bergeron (“America’s Funniest Home Videos”) and Brooke Burke Charvet (“Dancing with the Stars” Season Seven Champion), “Dancing with the Stars” is the hit series in which celebrities perform choreographed dance routines which will be judged by renowned ballroom judge Len Goodman and dancer/choreographers Bruno Tonioli and Carrie Ann Inaba.
“Dancing with the Stars” is the U.S. version of the international smash hit series, “Strictly Come Dancing.” This version is produced by BBC Worldwide Productions. Conrad Green serves as executive producer and Ashley Edens-Shaffer and Joe Sungkur are co-executive producers. Alex Rudzinski directs.