DWTS cast: Kate Gosselin, Jake Pavelka, Evan Lysacek, Chad Ochocinco, Buzz Aldrin, Pam Anderson

Dancing with the Stars 10‘s cast was announced just before 10 p.m. last night, and the cast largely consists of people who are actually recognizable.

Frequent headline and do-it-for-the-childrener Kate Gosselin, Baywatch and Borat star Pamela Anderson, astronaut Buzz Aldrin, Olympic figure skating gold medalist Evan Lysacek, and NFL player Chad Ochocinco are all on the cast, and their names were all rumored/reported/floated at some point.

Bachelor pilot Jake Pavelka was the 11th cast member announced and is a ridiculous choice; clearly, ABC just needs more excuses to fill prime-time with shirtless shots of him.

In addition, Shannen Doherty, Clean House host and Reno 911! actor Niecy Nash, ESPN’s Erin Andrews, All My Children’s Aiden Turner, and Pussycat Doll Nicole Sherzinger round out the 11-person cast, which is smaller than last year’s massive 16-person cast.

Review: Married at First Sight

Marriage At First Sight

In an era of Tinder and Grindr, instant acceptance or dismissal of a potential partner, or instant sex with another body, Married at First Sight offers the thrill of watching strangers deal with the very basics of relationships.

Beyond the headline-grabbing premise, the series has turned out to be a stripped-down, authentic exploration of something very interesting. Read the full review.

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Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.