Dancing with the Who? Really? cast announced

The cast of Dancing with the Stars has been announced, and it’s the usual mix of “who?” (Disney Channel star) and “really?” (Andy Dick).

Most interesting is that just 11 cast members were announced today, and the show usually has 12 or 13; Reality Steve is insisting that Bachelor star Sean Lowe will be the 12th cast member.

Here are the people who are confirmed as participants:

  • Zendaya Coleman, Disney Channel’s Shake It Up!, with Val Chmerkovskiy
  • Andy Dick, former comedian, with Sharna Burgess
  • Dorothy Hamill, former Olympian, with Tristan MacManus
  • D.L. Hughley, comedian, with Cheryl Burke
  • Jacoby Jones, Baltimore Ravens player, with Karina Smirnoff
  • Wynonna Judd, Judd, with Tony Dovolani
  • Victor Ortiz, former boxer, with Lindsay Arnold
  • Kellie Pickler, former American Idol contestant, with Derek Hough
  • Igno Rademacher, soap opera actor, with Kym Johnson
  • Alexandra Raisman, Olympic gymnastics captain, with Mark Ballas
  • Lisa Vanderpump, Bravo star, with Gleb Savchenko

Frankie leads Big Brother's parade of delusion

Frankie on Big Brother

Heading into the finale, the delusion continues, with a re-appearance by evicted Frankie.

Related: The unwatchable cast of Fox's Utopia keeps yelling and screaming.


Shark Tank is getting a spin-off

Shark Tank

Companies that get deals on the show will be followed for this new spin-off.

Also: Before the show began, Shark Barbara Corcoran was cast and then replaced--but then she sent this amazing e-mail and won the job.

about the writer

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.