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Monday on TV: ABC starts dancing with the (not really) stars again

Published March 19, 2012 10:32 am

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The new season of Dancing with the Stars (7 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4) begins tonight, and there's already been quite a bit of complaining from fans.

There just aren't many actual stars, they're whining.

I'm not disagreeing with them. But, really, you could make that complaint about any of the 13 previous seasons of the show.

Here's a list of the "stars" and their professional dancing partners:

• Gavin DeGraw and Karina Smirnoff

• Donald Driver and Peta Murgatroyd

• Roshon Fegan and Chelsie Hightower

• Melissa Gilbert and Maksim Chmerkovskiy

• Katherine Jenkins and Mark Ballas

• Gladys Knight and Tristan MacManus

• William Levy and Cheryl Burke

• Maria Menounos and Derek Hough

• Martina Navratilova and Tony Dovolani,

• Sherri Shepherd and Val Chmerkovskiy

• Jack Wagner and Anna Trebunskaya

• Jaleel White and Kym Johnson

The couples will dance the foxtrot or the cha cha in the season premiere.

Elsewhere on TV ...

How I Met Your Mother (7 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): Barney and Quinn decide to move in together.

Dancing With the Stars (7 p.m., ABC/C h. 4): In the 14th-season premiere,

The Voice (7 p.m., NBC/Ch 5): The battles continue.

Republican Debate (7 p.m., PBS/Ch. 7): Ray Suarez moderates this Oregon debate.

House (7 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13): The team treats a blind man.

Being Human (7 and 9 p.m., Syfy): Aidan, Josh and Zoe fight for their lives.

Two and a Half Men (8 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): Evelyn meets Lyndsey's mother.

Mike & Molly (8 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): Mike and Molly take care of Mike's mother's dog.

Alcatraz (8 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13): A musically inclined serial killer returns.

Lost Girl (8 and 10 p.m., Syfy): Bo investigates a sex-related murder case.

Hawaii Five-0 (9 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): McGarrett's sister is arrested for smuggling diamonds.

Castle (9:01 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): A contestant on a TV dancing contest is murdered.

Smash (9 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): The cast performs "Marilyn the Musical" at the workshop for possible investors.

Pretty Little Liars (9 and 11 p.m., ABC Family): In the second-season finale, the identity of "A" is finally revealed.

Late Show with David Letterman (10:35 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): First lady Michelle Obama is Dave's guest.