ABC reveals 'Dancing with the Stars' sixth-season celebrity cast
By Christopher Rocchio, 02/18/2008
ABC has revealed the identities of the 12 celebrities who will be waltzing their way into primetime when Dancing with the Stars' sixth season premieres with a 90-minute performance episode on Monday, March 17 at 8PM ET/PT.
The sixth-season celebrity cast announcement was made by a trio of former Dancing with the Stars second-season contestants -- tenth-place finisher Kenny Mayne, fourth-place finisher Lisa Rinna, and runner-up Jerry Rice -- during last night's live Dance War: Bruno vs. Carrie Anne finale broadcast on ABC.
The 12 celebrity two-steppers who will compete forDancing with the Stars' sixth-season mirror ball trophy are actor and R&B singer Mario Barrett; radio personality and former The Man Show co-host Adam Carolla; telenovela actor and ABC-billed "Latin American heartthrob" Christian de la Fuente; American Pie actress Shannon Elizabeth; Penn & Teller: Bullshit! magician Penn Jillette; Oscar-winning actress Marlee Matlin;actress and Elvis ex-wife Priscilla Presley; nine-time Grand Slam winning professional tennis player Monica Seles; popular 1980s actor Steve Guttenberg; NFL star Jason Taylor; Tony Award-winning actress Marissa Jaret Winokur; and Olympic gold medalist figure skater Kristi Yamaguchi.
Following Dancing with the Stars' March 17 premiere in its regular Mondays at 8PM ET/PT time period, ABC will then air Dancing with the Stars' first sixth-season results show broadcast on March 25 in its regular Tuesdays at 9PM ET/PT time slot.