Snooki headlines official DWTS Season 17 cast


Let the speculations end and put on your dancing shoes as Dancing With the Stars unveiled their official cast for Season 17 of the popular show. Their had been many names leaked, some right on, some not so much (Farrah Abraham), but now we know the real-deal dancing dozen!

The new season kicks off with a 2-hour premiere on Monday, September 16 at 8/7c. For the very first time, the show will include the performance and results in a 2-hour program each Monday night during the run. The team with the lowest scores from the judges that evening combined with the public votes from the prior week’s performance will be eliminated.

Official cast photos for the contestants and dancing partners for Season 17!

Snooki Sasha Farber DWTS Season 17

Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi / Sasha Farber
Reality TV star Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi, who made a name for herself on MTV’s “Jersey Shore,” brings her unabashed big personality to the ballroom this season. The new mom, who showed off her recent weight-loss, is also a best-selling author and stars in her own reality show, “Snooki & JWoww.”

Valerie Harper Tristan MacManus Season 17 DWTS

Valerie Harper / Tristan MacManus

Actress Valerie Harper, beloved for her role as Rhoda Morgenstern on the classic TV sitcom “The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” will give “Dancing” a whirl this season. Diagnosed with terminal brain cancer earlier this year, Harper, 74, has exceeded doctors’ expectations and continues to be optimistic about her prognosis.

Keyshawn Johnson Sharna Burgess DWTS Season 17

Keyshawn Johnson / Sharna Burgess
Former NFL Super Bowl champion and three-time Pro Bowl wide receiver, Keyshawn Johnson will tackle the dance floor this season. Johnson played for the New York Jets, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Dallas Cowboys and Carolina Panthers during his career, and went on to join ESPN as an NFL analyst and personality.

Leah Remini Tony Dovolani Season 17 DWTS

Leah Remini / Tony Dovolani
Actress Leah Remini, who has starred for nine seasons on the hit comedy, “The King of Queens,” has been a television fixture since age 18 with memorable roles on sitcoms like “NYPD Blue,” “Friends,” “Saved by the Bell,” and now “Dancing With The Stars.”

Jack Osbourne Cheryl Burke Season 17 DWTS

Jack Osbourne / Cheryl Burke
TV personality Jack Osbourne, the 27-year-old son of rock legend Ozzy Osbourne and wife Sharon, brings his spunk to the dance floor for season 17. Osbourne, who most recently hosted the SyFy series “Haunted Highway,” opened up about his shocking diagnosis of multiple sclerosis last year.

Christina Milan Mark Ballas Season 17 DWTS

Christina Milian / Mark Ballas
No stranger to the stage, singer Christina Milan will compete on the dance floor this season. Milan, who is currently recording her fourth album, broke out in the music world with her hit “AM to PM” and was recently the social media correspondent for “The Voice.”

Amber Riley Derek Hough Season 17 DWTS

Amber Riley / Derek Hough
Amber Riley turns heads with her killer vocals as Mercedes on the hit musical comedy, “Glee,” and will now be performing on the “DWTS” dance floor. Riley is currently working on her debut solo album.

Bill Nye Science Guy Tyne Stecklein DWTS

Bill Nye / Tyne Stecklein
TV personality Bill Nye, known to kids simply as his character “The Science Guy,” will explore the world of dancing this season. The mechanical engineer has a passion for science and is writing a new children’s book about energy.

Elizabeth Berkley Lauren Valentin Chmerkovskiy Season 17 DWTS

Elizabeth Berkley Lauren / Valentin Chmerkovskiy
Actress Elizabeth Berkley Lauren, who began her TV career as Jessie on the hit sitcom, “Saved by the Bell,” will take her turn on the dance floor this season. The actress is also a New York Times bestselling author for her book “Ask Elizabeth,” and a new mom.

Corbin Blue Karina Smirnoff Season 17 DWTS

Corbin Bleu / Karina Smirnoff
Disney star Corbin Bleu, best known for his role as Chad in the “High School Musical” franchise and who has also starred on Broadway, is lacing up his dancing shoes this season.

Bill Engvall Emma Slater Season 17 DWTS

Bill Engvall / Emma Slater
Comedian Bill Engvall, best known as a member of the Blue Collar Comedy comedy troupe and for his “Here’s Your Sign” bit, will bring his humor to the ballroom this season.

Brant Daugherty Peta Murgatroyd Season 17 DWTS

Brant Daugherty / Peta Murgatroyd
Millions of “Pretty Little Liars” fans know Brant Daugherty as Noel on the hit ABC Family show and now the actor will give “Dancing” a whirl.

— So who do you think will take home the Mirror Ball Trophy this time?

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