ABC to reveal 'Dancing with the Stars' cast on August 30 'Bachelor Pad'
By Reality TV World staff, 08/03/2010
Dancing with the Stars' viewers will have to wait four more weeks to formally learn the identities of the reality dancing competition's eleventh-season cast.
ABC has announced Dancing with the Stars' eleventh-season cast will be revealed during the network's Monday, August 30 broadcast of Bachelor Pad, the new The Bachelor franchise spinoff it will premiere next week.
The network took a similar approach to revealing Dancing with the Stars' tenth-season cast last spring when the celebrity participants were unveiled during its broadcast of The Bachelor: On the Wings of Love finale.
Dancing with the Stars' eleventh season will premiere Monday, September 20 at 8PM ET/PT with a two-hour broadcast.
Dancing with the Stars' tenth-season cast included The Bachelor: On the Wings of Love star Jake Pavelka, prompting speculation that the scheduling of the eleventh season's cast announcement means current The Bachelorette star Ali Fedotowsky or one of her suitors will probably be competing in the edition. However, ABC is also likely basing the scheduling on the fact that Bachelor Pad will probably be its top-rated regularly scheduled broadcast during the lazy, late summer programming week.
Given ABC had little original primetime programming on the air late last August, last fall's ninth-season cast was revealed during a broadcast of Good Morning America.
While the network does not comment on Dancing with the Stars casting reports prior to the cast's announcement, the Washington Post has reported that recently retired NFL quarterback Kurt Warner will be among the eleventh season's competitors this fall.