Though I normally steer clear of reality television and competition shows, I will be tuning into this season of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars. The cast was announced during the season finale of The Bachelor last night. Since I don’t watch “The Bachelor,” I spent part of last evening Googling “Dancing with the Stars cast.” ABC had me hooked when I saw two names: Evan Lysacek, who just won the gold medal for men’s figure skating at the Olympics, and Chad Ochocinco, the outspoken wide receiver for the Cincinnati Bengals.
The other dancers are: Kate Gosselin, Pam Anderson, Buzz Aldrin, Niecy Nash, Aiden Turner, Erin Andrews, Shannen Doherty and Nicole Scherzinger.
MTV handicapped some of this year’s performers. The new episodes begin March 22.