If you want to be first to know the actual cast of Dancing with the Stars 8, you’ll have to sit through ABC’s three hours of prime-time programming Sunday night–or constantly press “reload” on abc.com.
The network announced today that they’ll announce the new cast Sunday from 8 to 11 p.m. ET, in something they’re calling the “All Night Name Drop.” Tom Bergeron (what! no Samantha Harris?!) will appear “in interstitials throughout ABC’s primetime schedule,” ABC said. That includes Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, Desperate Housewives, and Brothers & Sisters.
If suffering through those shows is too much, the network said that “[i]Immediately following each cast member’s unveiling during primetime, ABC.com will post the updated list online.” And at least they’re not making us watch Good Morning America again.