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Expect a youth infusion on 'Dancing with the Stars'

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The season 16 cast of "Dancing with the Stars" (premiering March 18) will be revealed Feb. 26 on "Good Morning America."

My guess is it's going to skew markedly younger than seasons past.

If this long-in-the-tooth show is going to have legs, it needs to attract an influx of younger viewers, which is what advertisers want anyway.

The audience didn't get any younger with last season's All-Stars edition -- a dud my all accounts.

"We were obviously disappointed not to see the All-Stars for 'Dancing' do as strongly as we would have liked," ABC entertainment chief Paul Lee told TV critics earlier this year. "I do think that the old stars made it a little bit older. I think we have the ability for casting fresh to bring in younger audiences again."

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