FILE - In this May 2, 2014 file photo, actress Lea Thompson arrives at the 21st Annual Race to Erase MS Gala in Los Angeles. Thompson is one of 13 contestants on the new season of "Dancing With the Stars," premiering Sept. 15, on ABC. (Photo by Dan Steinberg/Invision/AP, File)
Lea Thompson, Tommy Chong among new ‘Dancing’ pack
TV » The 19th season premieres Sept. 15.
The Associated Press
First Published Sep 04 2014 09:54 am • Last Updated Sep 04 2014 04:46 pm
Actress Lea Thompson, "Duck Dynasty" diva Sadie Robertson and NASCAR driver Michael Waltrip are making tracks for the new season of "Dancing With the Stars."
ABC on Thursday announced the 13 contestants for its fall round of the dancing competition. They also include talk-show host Tavis Smiley, "Pretty Little Liars" star Janel Parrish, Olympic athlete Lolo Jones, actor Antonio Sabato Jr. and fashion designer Betsey Johnson.
Other amateur hoofers include comedy veteran Tommy Chong, YouTube star Bethany Mota, Ultimate Fighting champ Randy Couture, "Mean Girls" star Jonathan Bennett and actor-dancer Alfonso Ribeiro.
The new lineup was unveiled on "Good Morning America."
The 19th season of "Dancing" premieres Sept. 15. Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews return as co-hosts.
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