“Dancing with the Stars” Returns Monday Night


ABC, Inc.(LOS ANGELES) — The 14th season of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars kicks off Monday night with a new cast of celebrities vying for the coveted Mirrorball Trophy.

The most notable names on the roster: The View’s Sherri Shepherd, Jaleel “Steve Urkel” White, Jack Wagner, Melissa Gilbert, Extra host Maria Menounos, tennis great Martina Navratilova and musicians Gavin DeGraw and Gladys Knight.

On the two-hour season premiere, which begins at 8:00 p.m. Eastern time, each celebrity will dance either the foxtrot or the cha cha cha.  As usual, viewers will be able to vote by phone or text message during and up to 60 minutes after the performance show.

The first results show will not be held until Tuesday, March 27.

Here are the celebrity-pro pairings for the new season:

— Donald Driver, Green Bay Packers football player, and Peta Murgatroyd
— Gavin DeGraw, pop musician, and Karina Smirnoff
— Gladys Knight, Motown legend, and Tristan MacManus
— Jack Wagner, Melrose Place actor, and Anna Trebunskaya
— Jaleel White, Steve Urkel of Family Matters fame, and Kym Johnson
— Katherine Jenkins, opera singer, and Mark Ballas
— Maria Menounos, Extra host, and Derek Hough
— Martina Navratilova, tennis great, and Tony Dovolani
— Melissa Gilbert, Little House on the Prairie actress, and Maksim Chmerkovskiy
— Roshon Fegan, Disney actor, and Chelsie Hightower
— Sherri Shepherd, The View co-host, and Val Chmerkovskiy
— William Levy, telenovela actor, and Cheryl Burke´╗┐

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