Dancing with the Stars 3 cast includes Mario Lopez, Jerry Springer, Emmit Smith, Vivica A. Fox, and Harry Hamlin

The cast of Dancing with the Stars 3 was announced this morning, and includes a plethora of has-been TV and movie stars, including all of those who were rumored to be participating.

The better-known cast members are Jerry Springer, Vivica A. Fox, Emmit Smith, Harry Hamlin, Mario “A.C. Slater” Lopez, Tucker Carlson, Joseph Lawrence, Sara Evans, and Willa Ford. Filling the “who?” spots in the cast are Monique Coleman, one of the cast members of the Disney Channel’s High School Musical, and actress/model/reality has-been Shanna Moakler.

Co-hosting this year will be Lisa Rinna, who was beaten by Jerry Rice during Dancing with the Stars 2, and who happens to be married to Harry Hamlin.

The new season debuts Sept. 12, moving to Tuesdays and Wednesdays instead of its former home of Thursday and Friday nights.

The New Stars are Out! [6abc]

Surprisingly, man not eaten alive on Eaten Alive

Eaten Alive

Discovery Channel’s happy family holiday special Eaten Alive aired Sunday, rewarding viewers for their two full hours of viewing by ensuring that they spent quality time in the company of others instead of wasting that time doing something else that might not have been as satisfying, such as buying things that have labels which accurately reflect their contents.

Winter 2015 reality TV debut schedule

winter 2015 reality TV schedule

Mark your calendars with all these upcoming reality TV show debuts, including Celebrity Apprentice, The Bachelor, and another season of MasterChef Junior, all of which kick off in early January.

There are also 20+ shows debuting in December--including the one-off return of The Sing Off. No winter break for reality TV.

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