(NEW YORK) — In announcing its 2012-2013 schedule on Tuesday, ABC confirmed that the next season of Dancing with the Stars will feature an all-star cast of past contestants.
ABC Entertainment Group president Paul Lee wouldn’t provide any names, but he said he would “love to see some of the fan favorites…from the last seasons come back.”
A recent TV Guide report stated the all-star edition may feature Melanie “Scary Spice” Brown, Sabrina Bryan, Mario Lopez, Gilles Marini and Kyle Massey.
On Tuesday night’s Dancing with the Stars, host Tom Bergeron said former champions will be involved.
ABC will premiere 10 new series over the course of the 2012-2013 season. Four of them will begin in September:
— The Neighbors, a comedy about a family that moves into a New Jersey community where aliens reside, disguised as humans.
— Nashville, a drama about two country stars — a veteran played by Connie Britton and an up-and-comer portrayed by Hayden Panettiere.
— Last Resort, starring Andre Braugher as the captain of a nuclear submarine.
— 666 Park Avenue, about a New York City apartment building occupied by supernatural forces.
Revenge will move to Sunday nights, taking over the time slot that had belonged to the recently-concluded Desperate Housewives.
In November, Tim Allen’s sitcom Last Man Standing returns on Friday nights and will be paired with a new Reba McEntire comedy, Malibu Country.
Later in the season, ABC will debut the Sarah Chalke-Brad Garrett comedy How to Live With Your Parents (For the Rest of Your Life), the comedy The Family Tools, the crime series Red Widow, the Anthony Edwards thriller Zero Hour, and the Alyssa Milano series Mistresses.
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Frank Pallotta, CNN
Eric Bradner, CNN
Lisa Respers France and Brian Stelter, CNN