Tucker Carlson of MSNBC and talk-show host Jerry Springer will be among the celebrities competing on the third season of ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars.”
The new season of the show — which pairs 11 competitors of sometimes dubious celebrity and varying skill with professional dancer-partners — premieres Sept. 12 (8 p.m. EDT), the network announced Monday.
Also heading to the dance floor: Vivica A. Fox, Harry Hamlin, Joe Lawrence, Mario Lopez, Sara Evans, Willa Ford, Monique Coleman, former beauty queen Shanna Moakler and three-time Super Bowl champion Emmitt Smith. Hamlin’s wife, Lisa Rinna, competed last season.
This season, the celebrity and professional dance pairs will perform choreographed Latin and traditional ballroom routines to popular live music.
Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli and Carrie Ann Inaba will return to judge the performances, ABC said.
Scores from the judges and the voting public will be combined, and the couple with the lowest score will be eliminated during a results show the following evening.
The winner receives the “Dancing With the Stars” mirror ball trophy.