Dancing with the Stars Season 27 is right around the corner, so rumors about casting, guest judges and cameos naturally abound. This is why we're sorting out fact from fiction for you! There will no doubt be plenty of surprises along the way as we head into the new season, but here's everything we know so far about Dancing with the Stars Season 27!
It's back on its usual night! Season 27 will premiere Monday, Sept. 24 at 8/7c on ABC, so make sure your DVRs are properly scheduled.
Here's who's competing in Season 27. ABC announced the full cast on Good Morning America on Wednesday, Sept. 12. This season's competitors include singer and actress Tinashe, Harry Potter's Evanna Lynch (Luna Lovegood, OMG!) and Bachelor in Paradise's Joe "Grocery Store Joe" Amabile. It had previously been announced that Disney Channel's Milo Manheim would compete with Witney Carson and Facts of Life actress Nancy McKeon would be cutting a rug with Val Chmerkovskiy. ABC also confirmed that NFL star DeMarcus Ware, Paralympic alpine skier Danelle Umstead, Dukes of Hazard star John Schneider and comedian Nikki Glaser will be competing this season.
As first reported by Entertainment Tonight, model Alexis Ren, Fuller House star Juan Pablo Di Pace and radio host Bobby Bones have also been tapped for this season. Meanwhile, ET also revealed that Mary Lou Retton, the first American female gymnast to win the all-around gold medal at the Olympics, is the latest former gymnast to put on her dancing shoes.
There's a new pro! In addition to Carson and Chmerkovskiy, we'll see all the regular pros we know and love shake it on the show this year. Emma Slater, Lindsay Arnold, Sasha Farber, Gleb Savchenko, Artem Chigvintsev, Keo Motsepe and Alan Bersten all return, but there will also be a new addition to the lineup! Brandon Armstrong has been in the Dancing with the Stars troupe since Season 24, but he'll be hitting the floor as a pro for the first time this year!
Here's the full cast, all partnered up.
Bobby Bones & Sharna Burgess
DeMarcus Ware & Lindsay Arnold
Milo Manheim & Witney Carson
Danelle Umstead & Artem Chigvintsev
Joe "Grocery Store Joe" Amabile & Jenna Johnson
John Schneider & Emma Slater
Nancy McKeon & Val Chmerkovskiy
Mary Lou Retton & Sasha Farber
Tinashe & Brandon Armstrong
Juan Pablo Di Pace & Cheryl Burke
Nikki Glaser & Gleb Savchenko
Alexis Ren & Alan Bersten
Evanna Lynch & Keo Motsepe
The show will return to its regular format. While Season 26 had a special premise and schedule, hosting a cast of athletes and keeping to a speedy 4-week format, this season will take us back to basics. Dancing with the Stars Season 27 will have its regular 10-week run and feature a mix of pop stars, actors and athletes taking part in the competition.
Dancing with the Stars returns Monday, Sept. 24 at 87/c on ABC.