'Dancing with the Stars' season 19 cast announced

Fashion designer Betsey Johnson is partnered with Tony

Fashion designer Betsey Johnson is partnered with Tony Dovolani for season 19 of "Dancing with the Stars." (Credit: ABC / Craig Sjodin)

Counterculture legend Tommy Chong, fashion icon Betsey Johnson, YouTube celebrity Bethany Mota and actors including Lea Thompson, Alfonso Ribeiro and Antonio Sabato Jr. will all be dancing with the professionals when "Dancing with the Stars" begins its upcoming 19th edition.

ABC, which announced this season's pairings Thursday on "Good Morning America," said the 13 stars would compete before judges Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli and Carrie Ann Inaba plus newcomer Julianne Hough. Tom Bergeron and sportscaster Erin Andrews, a season-10 finalist, return as hosts. The live, two-hour season premiere airs Sept. 15.

Along with pro athletes Randy Couture, a champion UFC mixed martial artist, and Michael Waltrip, a two-time Daytona 500-winning NASCAR racer, is Olympian Lori "Lolo" Jones, who has competed in both hurdles and bobsled. Also competing is Sadie Robertson, 17, of A&E's "Duck Dynasty" reality-show clan.

Radio and TV talk-show host Tavis Smiley, ABC Family star Janel Parrish ("Pretty Little Liars") and actor Jonathan Bennett ("Mean Girls") round out the field.

New judge Hough, sister of dancer Derek Hough, is a former "DWTS" dancer who won back-to-back championships in seasons four and five with, respectively speed skater Apolo Ohno and race car driver Hélio Castroneves.

 

 

The pairings

 

Alphabetically by star:

Jonathan Bennett - Allison Holker

Tommy Chong - Peta Murgatroyd

Randy Couture - Karina Smirnoff

Betsey Johnson - Tony Dovolani

Lolo Jones - Keo Motsepe

Bethany Mota - Derek Hough

Janel Parrish - Valentin Chmerkovskiy

Alfonso Ribeiro - Witney Carson

Sadie Robertson - Mark Ballas

Antonio Sabato Jr. - Cheryl Burke

Tavis Smiley - Sharna Burgess

Lea Thompson - Artem Chigvintsev

Michael Waltrip - Emma Slater

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