All-star Dancing with the Stars cast: mostly winners, runners-up

ABC just announced the all-star cast of Dancing with the Stars 15, and the identities of the three who will compete for a final spot.

Although TV Guide reported that no winners would return, the opposite is actually true: there are six winners in the announced cast of 12. And every single (non-viewer-voted) cast member except Pamela Anderson was a finalist.

The cast is: Pamela Anderson (season 10), Emmitt Smith (season three winner), Kelly Monaco (season one winner), Gilles Marini (season eight runner-up), Shawn Johnson (season eight winner), Melissa Rycroft (season eight, third place), Joey Fatone (season four runner-up), Helio Castroneves (season five winner), Drew Lachey (season two winner), Bristol Palin (season 11, third place), Apolo Anton Ohno (season four winner), Kirstie Alley (season 12 runner-up).

Viewers will choose between Kyle Massey (season 11 runner-up), Sabrina Bryan (season five), and Carson Kressley (season 13) to fill the final spot.

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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