Mary Lou Retton joins cast of ‘Dancing With the Stars’

LOS ANGELES — The kids are back in school, the days are getting longer, Los Angeles temperatures have settled into the low 80s, and it all can mean only one thing: It’s fall.
And with it comes the return of ABC’s reality-show mainstay, “Dancing With the Stars,” which announced Wednesday morning the new cast for Season 27.

The forthcoming season will feature its traditional mix of entertainment and sports stars, including:

  • Olympic gymnast Mary Lou Retton
  • “Dukes of Hazzard” star John Schneider
  • Pop/R&B singer Tinashe
  • “Bachelorette” alum Joe “Grocery Store Joe” Amabile
  • Country radio personality Bobby Bones
  • Actor Juan Pablo DiPace
  • Comedian Nikki Glaser
  • “Harry Potter” actress Evanna Lynch
  • Disney Channel star Milo Manheim
  • “Facts of Life” actress Nancy McKeon
  • Model Alexis Ren
  • Former Paralympic adaptive skier Danelle Umstead (the series’ first blind contestant)
  • NFL player DeMarcus Ware

Pick a favorite, start a pool, and ready yourself for Season 27 of “Dancing With the Stars,” which premieres Sept. 24 on ABC.

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