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'Dancing with the Stars' cast to be announced Feb. 26

Feb. 11, 2013 at 6:27 PM
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NEW YORK, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- The next gaggle of celebrities to compete on TV's "Dancing with the Stars" will be announced Feb. 26 on "Good Morning America," ABC said Monday.

Season 16 of the dance competition series is to kick off March 18 with a 2-hour episode.

"The competition begins with 12 new celebrities who will brave the 'DWTS' dance floor for their very first time," ABC said in a news release. "Leaving their comfort zones and enduring grueling rehearsals, these new competitors will work to master creative and entertaining performances and world-class choreography, all while receiving critical judgment on the unforgiving ballroom floor and in front of America. In the end, only one star will rise above the rest to be crowned champion and awarded the coveted mirror-ball trophy."

Tom Bergeron and Brooke Burke-Charvet will once again serve as co-hosts of the show.

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