One of the 2012 U.S. Olympic gymnastics team's "Fierce Five," Raisman has performed on the show once before during the All-Stars finale. She's partnered with Mark Ballas.
The Baltimore Ravens wide receiver comes to the show after a Super Bowl win, where he'll likely be trying to duplicate the Dancing successes of fellow NFL stars Donald Driver, Hines Ward and Emmitt Smith. He's dancing with Karina Smirnoff.
The Bravo star earns the distinction of being the first member of the Real Housewives franchise to compete on the show. She'll dance with pro Gleb Savchenko, who's a first for the U.S. show but previously competed on the Australian version.
NewsRadio and Less than Perfect actor Andy Dick will dance with newcomer pro Sharna Burgess.
At 56, she might be the oldest competitor this season, but gold medal winning Olympic figure skater Dorothy Hamill has an athletic edge. She's dancing with Tristan MacManus.
Cheryl Burke will be charged with making a dancer out of actor D.L. Hughley.
ABC soap star Ingo Rademacher, who played Jax on General Hospital for years, will dance with Kym Johnson.
The first American Idol contestant to ever make their way over to Dancing With the Stars, Pickler will dance with seasoned pro Derek Hough.
At 48, the country star is among the most senior members of the new cast. Judd will have an advantage, however, in partner Tony Dovolani. He goes into this season a reigning champ.
A former WBC Welterweight Champion, boxer Victor Ortiz is partnered with new professional Lindsay Arnold.
The youngest member of the cast, the 16-year-old Shake It Up actress fills the obligatory Disney star slot and will dance with returning pro Val Chmerkovskiy.
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