‘Dancing with the Stars’ begins 22nd season

2016 Dancing with the Stars Season 22On Monday, March 21, ABC’s Dancing with the Stars (DWTS) returns for its 22nd season. All the glitz, glamour and sequins that the show’s fans love are guaranteed to return as a new cast of actors, actresses, athletes, and film and TV personalities get ready to compete on the ballroom floor.


The list of the new DWTS Season 22 Cast includes: actress Mischa Barton, perhaps most famous for her portrayal of Marisa Cooper on the popular drama The O.C.; athlete Antonio Brown, an NFL star for the Pittsburgh Steelers; America’s Next Top Model winner Nyle DiMarco; actress Kim Fields, known for roles in Living Single and The Facts Of Life; another NFL star, Doug Flutie, who won the 1984 Heisman Trophy; Broadway professional Marla Maples; yet another NFL player, Von Miller, a linebacker for the Denver Broncos; Wanya Morris, an original member of the R&B group Boyz II Men; Emmy and Peabody Award-winning journalist Geraldo Rivera, a Fox News senior correspondent; actress Jodie Sweetin, beloved for her role as Stephanie Tanner on ABC’s Full House; UFC fighter Paige VanZant; and Emmy Award-winner Ginger Zee, Good Morning America’s chief meteorologist.


As usual, the contestants have been paired with professionals. This season’s professionals include Artem Chigvintsev, Sharna Burgess, Peta Murgatroyd, Sasha Farber, Karina Smirnoff, Tony Dovolani, Witney Carson, Lindsay Arnold, Edyta Sliwinska, Keo Motsepe, Mark Ballas and Valentin Chmerkovskiy.


Once again, the show will be hosted by Emmy-winning Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews, a Season 10 finalist. Tune in Monday to see the first choreographed dance routines of the season, as judged by ballroom experts Len Goodman (head judge), Carrie Ann Inaba and Bruno Tonioli.