JERSEY BOYS' Mark Ballas Returns as Pro for New Season of DANCING WITH THE STARS

JERSEY BOYS' Mark Ballas Returns as Pro for New Season of DANCING WITH THE STARS

JERSEY BOYS' Mark Ballas Returns as Pro for New Season of DANCING WITH THE STARS

The exciting new cast of the 25th season of "Dancing with the Stars" will be revealed live, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, exclusively on "Good Morning America" (7:00-9:00 a.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. The competition begins with an all-new cast of celebrities who will be paired up with the show's pro dancers and brave the dance floor for the very first time. Each week these celebrities will leave their comfort zones and endure hours of grueling rehearsals to master new dance styles and technical choreography to perform a dance, which will be judged by a panel of renowned ballroom experts as well as voted upon by viewers. In the end, only one star will rise above the rest to be crowned champion and win the coveted Mirrorball trophy.

"Good Morning America," along with pro dancer Mark Ballas and recent star of Broadway's JERSEY BOYS - who is returning to "Dancing with the Stars" after being away for two seasons - announced the following season 25 professional dancers this morning (in alphabetical order):

• Alan Bersten
Artem Chigvintsev
EMMA SLATER
GLEB SAVCHENKO
KEO MOTSEPE
Lindsay Arnold
Maks Chmerkovskiy
Mark Ballas
Peta Murgatroyd
Sharna Burgess
Val Chmerkovskiy
WITNEY CARSON


The 25th season of "Dancing with the Stars" will have its season premiere on MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 18 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT). "Dancing with the Stars" is produced by BBC Worldwide Productions. The show is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC's selected HDTV format, with 5.1 channel surround sound. This program carries a TV-PG, L parental guideline.

About BBC Worldwide Productions BBC Worldwide Productions is a key business under BBC Worldwide North America, the U.S. division of the main commercial arm and wholly-owned subsidiary of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), BBC Worldwide. Based in Los Angeles, BBC Worldwide Productions develops and produces scripted and unscripted projects based on BBC formats/brands for cable and broadcast networks, as well as digital platforms. Key titles include "Dancing with the Stars" (ABC), "Getting On" (HBO), the limited series "The Night Of" (HBO), "Top Gear America" (BBC America), and the upcoming game show, "Hypnotize Me" (FOX).

About "Good Morning America" Emmy Award-winning "GMA," featuring the anchor team of Robin Roberts, George Stephanopoulos, Michael Strahan, Lara Spencer, Amy Robach and Ginger Zee, airs live MONDAY-FRIDAY (7:00-9:00 a.m. EDT) on The ABC Television Network. Michael Corn is the senior executive producer.

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