But now it's straight up cancelled!
Ticket holders were sent the following email on Friday:
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This season is going to be a tough one to call!!!
The cast of the 17th season of Dancing With The Stars was announced this morning and everyone from The Jersey Shore to Lima, OH is up on their feet, ready to cheer on their favorite celeb!
Now, you might think it's too early to crown a winner, but of this crop of 12 celebs are a few standout performers — and some dark horses that could stride to victory!
1. Bill Nye The Science Guy
Don't scoff! Never underestimate a man who knows the inner workings of gravity and physics better than you know how to spell your own name! He's gonna be doing all kinds of nerdy equations to finger out the density of his dancing shows in comparison to the friction on the floor and … science …. stuff…
Look how he twirls!
2. Corbin Bleu
No, we didn't just pick him to have an excuse to put up a GIF of Zac Efron … though it didn't hurt matters, either! Corbin has a lot of experience moving his groove thing. He'll certainly be a contender.
3. Elizabeth Berkley
Get so excited! Get so excited! Get so… hey, do you think she still has any of her Showgirls outfits in her closet? They'll probably score her some votes for sure! Oh, Oh — is there a pole dancing week?!
4. Amber Riley
Her years on Glee had to be worth something — and if she breaks out in song in the middle of her performance, does she earn extra points?!
5. Leah Remini
Your eyes do not deceive you; that is indeed Jennifer Lopez. AKA, Leah's best friend from way, way, way back in the day. And you KNOW the first call Leah made once she got this gig was to Jenny from the Block for some tips! If J.Lo is choreographing her routines, oooooooh!!!
Should we just put money on it now that after she dips it low and picks it up slow, she's gonna TWERK?! Or should we hold out hope that it'll be Bill Nye who puts his booty to work?! (We kid, good lord to we kid!)
Are you kidding? Does this even require explanation? She brought fist-pumping to the nation! How could she NOT be able to handle the cha-cha, the tango, the waltz…
Hey, at least we know she can handle herself in heels!
8. Valerie Harper
Here's our sincere choice for a winner - Rhoda herself! And you know what? Even if she doesn't walk away with the mirror ball trophy, she is STILL the winner — of everything! She's beaten back terminal cancer! Let's say that again — TERMINAL CANCER! Valerie is unstoppable! Put everything we've got on this lady for the win!
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