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These players are in it to win it
Dancing with the Starsis trying something a little different this season. The ABC reality competition is stacking its cast with all athletes! The show announced the cast for the first ever Dancing with the Stars: Athletes on Friday morning, so it's time for you to pick your favorite to win it all.
As previously reported, Olympians Tonya Harding (figure skating), Jennie Finch (softball), Adam Rippon (figure skating) and Jamie Anderson (snowboarding) will bring their athleticism to the dance floor this year. Joining them are fellow Olympians Mirai Nagasu (figure skating) and Chris Mazdzer (luge).
Also competing are NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, NFL star Josh Norman, MLB World Series champ Johnny Damon and Notre Dame basketball player Arike Ogunbowale.
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Rather than the typical 10-week competition, this all-athletes season will only run for four weeks, so these stars will only have a short window of time to prove they deserve that mirrorball!
Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews will host, with Len Goodman, Carrie Ann Inaba and Bruno Tonioli returning to judge. For the second season in a row, Julianne Hough is sitting things out.
Dancing with the Stars returns April 30 at 8/7c on ABC.