New 'Dancing with the Stars' cast to include Wynonna Judd, Aly Raisman
BY RITA SHERROW World Television Editor
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
2/27/13 at 2:59 AM
Stars from country music, reality TV and the National Football League will be headlining on "Dancing With the Stars" this season.
The cast, which was announced Tuesday on "Good Morning America," will include Wynonna Judd, former "American Idol" contestant Kellie Pickler, "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" star Lisa Vanderpump, Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Jacoby Jones, Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman, professional boxer Victor Ortiz, Olympic figure skating legend Dorothy Hamill, comedians D.L. Hughley and Andy Dick, "General Hospital's" Ingo Rademacher and Disney star Zendaya Coleman.
The season launches March 18 at 7 p.m. with a two-hour premiere, and the first results show will air at 8 p.m. March 26 on ABC, channel 8.
The pairings of professional dancers and celebrities will be: Judd and Tony Dovolani, Hughley and Cheryl Burke, Jones and Karina Smirnoff, Vanderpump and Gleb Savchenko, Dick and Sharna Burgess, Ortiz and Lindsay Arnold, Coleman and Valentin Chmerkovsky, Raisman and Mark Ballas, Rademacher and Kym Johnson, Pickler and Derek Hough, Hamill and Tristan MacManus.
Dancers Savchenko, Burgess and Arnold are joining the reality dance competition series for the first time. Multi-season dance veterans Chelsie Hightower and Maksim Chmerkovsky are not returning to the show.
But hosts Tom Bergeron and Brooke Burke Charvet will be back along with renowned ballroom judge Len Goodman and dancer/choreographers Bruno Tonioli and Carrie Ann Inaba.
Blake Shelton on 'Malibu Country' on Friday night
Friday is the night when Oklahoma's Blake Shelton makes his guest-starring appearance on Reba McEntire's ABC situation comedy.
Country music star Shelton, who lives on a ranch near Tishomingo with his wife, Miranda Lambert, plays brother to Chockie native Reba on "Malibu Country," airing at 7:31 p.m. Friday on ABC, channel 8.
In the episode, country music star Shelton plays wayward brother Blake who pays a surprise visit to his sister and comes up with a plan to make Lillie Mae's BBQ sauce into a profitable business. But his reputation as a guy who drops in, tries to make a fast buck without doing the work and then leaves makes his sister fearful he will let their mother down.
And, perhaps worst of all, when Reba lets slip that her son Cash is a virgin, Uncle Blake gives him some questionable advice that Cash, unfortunately, takes to heart.
Lily Tomlin stars as Lillie Mae, and Justice Prentice stars as Cash in the series.
Michael Jackson's son to debut on '90210'
Prince Michael Jackson will make his acting debut on the season finale of "90210" on CW.
The teenager will play a "trauma victim who bonds with Silver (Jessica Stroup) when he realizes how precious life is," according to hollywoodreporter.com.
Last week, Jackson, 16, son of the late pop icon Michael Jackson, made his debut as a correspondent for "Entertainment Tonight" interviewing actors James Franco, Sam Raimi and Zach Braff from the film "Oz, the Great and Powerful."
He told "ET's" Brooke Anderson last week that his goals extend beyond reporting.
"I'm looking to become well-rounded as a producer, director, screenwriter and actor," Jackson said on the show.
No season finale date has been set yet for "90210" which airs at 8 p.m. Mondays on channel 19, cable 12.
Original Print Headline: Wynonna in new 'Dancing' cast
"Good Morning America" co-anchor Lara Spencer (seated left) and "Dancing with the Stars" hosts Tom Bergeron and Brooke Burke Charvet announced this season's celebrity and professional pairings Tuesday on ABC, channel 8. Courtesy
Oklahoma country music star Blake Shelton guest-stars with fellow Oklahoman Reba McEntire on her situation comedy "Malibu Country," airing at 7:31 p.m. Friday on ABC, channel 8. MICHAEL ANSELL / ABC