Get ready for… DWTS Season 14

19 03 2012

ABC doesnt skip a beat. The finale of the hottest show on TV, The Bachelor runs right into the Premiere of the ratings juggernaut Dancing with the Stars. It’s brilliant. Its virtually the same audience. And ABC makes it easy to fill that 8pm Monday timeslot without missing a beat. Monday night is PRIME primse time. NBC finally figured that out and has decided to face off with a legitimate adversary in their hottest rating monster, The Voice. Let them fight it out…it’s great TV on the worst day of the week.Monday is hard to get up to, but easy to stay up for with such fantastic TV filling the night hours.

So the Premier of DWTS airs tonight… let’s take another look at the cast lineup:

Jack Wagner, star of “Melrose Place” (pro partner: Anna Trebunskaya)
Melissa Gilbert, star of “Little House on the Prairie” (pro partner: Maksim Chmerkovskiy)
Donald Driver, Green Bay Packers all-time leading receiver (pro partner: Peta Murgatroyd)
William Levy, telenovela star (pro partner: Cheryl Burke)
Sherri Shepherd, co-host of “The View” (pro partner: Valentin Chmerkovskiy)
Katherine Jenkins, opera star (pro partner: Mark Ballas)
Gavin DeGraw, singer (pro partner: Karina Smirnoff)
Martina Navratilova, tennis star (pro partner: Tony Dovolani)
Roshon Fegan, Disney star (pro partner: Chelsie Hightower)
Maria Menounos, TV host (pro partner: Derek Hough)
Jaleel White, star of “Family Matters” (pro partner: Kym Johnson)
Gladys Knight, music legend  (pro partner: Tristan MacManus)

My innre 90’s child is geeking out at the thought of seeing Urkel on TV again. I think there will be some strong first performances by the obvious: Maria Menenous (how can she miss with Derek?), Hotty William Levy, an eager Melissa Gilbert, an exuberant Sherri Shepherd and solid B-lister Gavin Degraw.

There’s some big names on this list. Well, biggish, let’s not exaggerate. But as usual, there are names on this list even Google had a hard time placing. Those are the people that could benefit the MOST from this exposure and a great first performance. It’s always fun to see the Helios and the Gilles and the JR’s come out fighting in this competition and create a phenomenon with purely GREAT dancing.

Who will it be this year?

It wont be Gladys. It’s never the old ones.

Thoughts?

Who are you most excited to see, and who do you anticipate to come out of nowhere and knock our socks off?

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