ABC unveiled the "Dancing With the Stars" favorites who will get another go at the mirror ball trophy in the series' first ever all-star edition.
Season 15's cast of alumni includes:
Actress Kirstie Alley, a second-place finisher season 12; "Baywatch" babe Pamela Anderson (season 10); season five winner and Brazilian race car driver Helio Castroneves; actor and singer Joey Fatone, who finished second in season four; season eight winner and Olympic gold medalist Shawn Johnson; singer and actor Drew Lachey, season two champ; season eight runner-up, French-American actor Gilles Marini; Olympic gold medalist speed skater and season four victor Apolo Anton Ohno; soap star and season one winner Kelly Monaco; Bristol Palin, who came in third in season 11; another third place finisher, Melissa Rycroft from season eight; and football star Emmitt Smith, season three winner.
In a twist of the non-dancing kind, fans will get to pick one of the returning stars. Viewers can choose between TV personality Carson Kressley, the fifth dancer to get the boot in season 13; singer Sabrina Bryan from season five, and Disney Channel star Kyle Massey of season 11. The veteran with the most votes will slide into the season's last open spot. Fans can vote at www.ABC.com/DancingwiththeStars starting today through 2 p.m. Aug. 24 to determine which of the three celebrities will be named the final all-star contestant.
The all-star cast announcement was made Friday morning at a TV critics' gathering in Los Angeles.
See the full story, complete with Bristol Palin quotes, here.