Dancing With the Stars 2015 Season 20 Premiere Date and Cast

( [email protected] ) Mar 04, 2015 02:50 PM EST
The stars and partners of ABC's Dancing with the Stars Season 20.
Returning to TV on March 16th at 8PM. Photo: ABC

As is tradition for the popular dancing show, the cast was announced on Good Morning America, and each of the "stars" was given a partner as well.  Like always, some of the names are more recognizable than others, and the list comes straight from ABC News after the February 24th unveiling. Here is what the cast will be when DWTS returns on its premiere date on Monday, March 16 at 8 P.M. ET/PT on ABC.  

Suzanne Somers will be teamed Tony Dovolani.  Those that love sitcoms from the seventies and nineties will recognize Suzanne from shows like Three's Company and Step by Step.  She is also quite famous for promoting Thighmaster, and will no doubt impress audiences. 

Patti LaBelle will be teamed with Artem Chigvintsev, and Patti is a Grammy-winning singer who sung "Lady Marmalade" and "New Attitude".  She probably has at least a little dancing experience, and she also has some acting experience from being on shows like A Different World and American Horror Story

Noah Galloway will dance with Sharna Burgess.  Noah is an Iraq War veteran who lost his left arm above the elbow and left leg above the knee in an IED attack.  No doubt he will bring some inspiration to season 20 this year. 

Robert Herjavec will be teamed with Kym Johnson.  Herjavec is a Croatian-born Canadian businessman, investor, and a media personality who has appeared on ABC's Shark Tank

Nastia Liukin will be paired with Derek Hough.  Liukin is an Olympic champion gymnast, and her agility makes her quite a match for Derek Hough, who left the show in order to perform in "The Radio City Spring Spectacular".

Riker Lynch will dance with Allison Holker.  Riker Lynch is a singer and songwriter for the group R5, and it was rumored that his brother Ross Lynch, star of Disney Channel's Austin and Ally, would be dancing.  This was one of the rumors we reported about in several articles.  Again, we were right about this next one. 

Rumer Willis will be dancing with Valentin Chmerkovskiy, as we reported on before.  She is an actress and artist, and the daughter of Bruce Willis and Demi Moore. 

Charlotte McKinney will dance with Keo Motsepe.  You might remember Charlotte while watching the Super Bowl, as she was in a racy ad for Carl's Jr. 

RedFoo will be with Emma Slater.  RedFoo is part of the musical duo LMFAO, who is most famous for "Party Rock" as well as the son of Motown Record Company founder Berry Gordy, Jr. 

Michael Sam will be paired with Peta Murgatroyd.  Sam will be the NFL player for this season, so let's see what he can do. 

Willow Shields will be dancing with Mark Ballas.  Willow is best known for playing Primrose Everdeen in The Hunger Games movie series. 

ABC News announced that there will be one more celebrity competitor who will be unveiled sometime before the March 16th premiere.  This celebrity will be dancing with Whitney Carson, who was the winner of Season 19 with former Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and Silver Spoons star Alfonso Ribeiro.