'Dancing with the Stars' Season 19 Cast Revealed: Lea Thompson, Tommy Chong and More
'Dancing with the Stars' Season 19 Cast Revealed: Lea Thompson, Tommy Chong and More
John Kubicek
John Kubicek
Senior Writer, BuddyTV
The cast of Dancing with the Stars season 19 was revealed on Good Morning America, and as always, it's an interesting cross-section of stars. There are two fashionistas, one in her teens and the other in her 70s, stars from hit shows like Pretty Little Liars and Duck Dynasty, an ultimate fighter, a NASCAR driver, a stoner comedian and plenty of '90s icons, from an underwear model to a sitcom star known for his "unusual" dancing.

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Check out the full list below of the 13 new stars and their pro partners.

One thing is abundantly clear: This cast is older than normal. Six of the celebrities are over 50, with two over 70-years-old. Sure, two of the other stars are teenage girls, but there are only three stars under 30, and only one male star under 40.

Dancing with the Stars premieres Monday, September 15 at 8pm on ABC, with special Tuesday night results shows for the first two weeks.

The Stars

Lea Thompson: Actress best known for playing Marty McFly's mom in the Back to the Future films, currently starring on ABC Family's Switched at Birth

Janel Parrish: Actress best known as Mona Vanderwaal on ABC Family's Pretty Little Liars

Lolo Jones: Olympic track-and-field and bobsled athlete

Sadie Robertson: 17-year-old granddaughter of Duck Dynasty patriarch Phil Robertson

Bethany Mota: 18-year-old YouTube personality and fashionista

Betsey Johnson: 72-year-old fashion designer

Tommy Chong: 76-year-old comedian best known as half of Cheech and Chong

Alfonso Ribeiro: Actor best known as Carlton Banks from The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

Antonio Sabato, Jr.: Actor and former Calvin Klein underwear model

Jonathan Bennett: Actor best known as the male lead in the movie Mean Girls

Randy Couture: MMA fighter and star of The Expendables movies

Michael Waltrip: NASCAR driver and two-time Daytona 500 winner

Tavis Smiley: Talk show host

The Couples

Lea Thompson and Artem Chigvintsev (a new pro this season who won in his first season on the British version, Strictly Come Dancing)

Janel Parrish and Val Chmerkovskiy (this is his seventh season and his best finish is second)

Lolo Jones and Keo Motsepe (a new pro this season)

Sadie Robertson and Mark Ballas (two-time winner)

Bethany Mota and Derek Hough (five-time winner)

Betsey Johnson and Tony Dovolani (season 15 winner)

Tommy Chong and Peta Murgatroyd (season 14 winner)

Alfonso Ribeiro and Witney Carson (this is her second season)

Antonio Sabato, Jr. and Cheryl Burke (two-time winner)

Jonathan Bennett and Allison Holker (a new pro this season, but also a So You Think You Can Dance All-Star and an Emmy-nominated choreographer for her work with Derek Hough on DWTS)

Randy Couture and Karina Smirnoff (season 13 winner)

Michael Waltrip and Emma Slater (this is her third season)

Tavis Smiley and Sharna Burgess (this is her fourth season)


(Image courtesy of ABC)

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