ABC has announced the 12 cast members for season 11 of Dancing with the Stars, and if you’ve followed the spoilers over the past few days and weeks, there should be absolutely no surprises. The list includes a Brady and a politician’s daughter.
Brandy: The former R&B star will be dancing. Her brother, Ray J, famously made a sex tape with former DWTS celeb Kim Kardashian, so it would be hilarious if she got paired with her partner, Mark Ballas.
Florence Henderson: Filling out the token old person spot is Carol Brady. At 76 years old, she’s definitely pushing the envelope.
Bristol Palin: The daughter of the former governor of Alaska will be dancing, and if anyone attacks her, they’ll have a swarm of mama grizzlies to fend off.
Margaret Cho: The stand-up comedian seems like she’ll be more of a Jeffrey Ross (dead last) instead of a Niecy Nash (winning America’s hearts one jiggly part at a time).
Jennifer Grey: Patrick Swayze’s Dirty Dancing partner, her role in that move is the only reason she’s on this show and also the only thing anyone remembers her for doing.
Audrina Patridge: The star of The Hills seems destined for an early departure, mostly because no one who watches DWTS will know or care who she is.
The Situation: The ab-showing Jersey Shore star will be forced upon one of the unlucky pro dancers who will have to pretend that he’s actually a star. His style may work for MTV, but I doubt it will travel to the middle America moms who watch DWTS.
Michael Bolton: Welcome to the ’90s. I’ll be curious to see if all those women who used to love Bolton will flock back.
Kurt Warner: NFL stars typically do very well on this show, but this is the first time they’ve ever had a quarterback. At least hen-pecked husbands will have something to look forward to each week.
David Hasselhoff: The Hoff and his legions of German fans will surely make for the cheesiest dancer of the season, topping the Situation.
Rick Fox: The former NBA star, former husband to Vanessa Williams and current boyfriend of Eliza Dushku is used to winning everything, so he might be the early frontrunner.
Kyle Massey: The token “Who???” cast member who came out of nowhere, Massey is best known to your kids as Cory from That’s So Raven and Cory in the House on Disney Channel. His being included on this list is sooooo NOT raven.
The professional partners will be announced on Wednesday. Season 11 of Dancing with the Stars will premiere Monday, September 20 at 8pm on ABC.
(Image courtesy of ABC)