The new season of “Dancing With the Stars” will include an American hero, a Triple Crown winner and the show’s first married couple — along with the usual suspects of past-their-prime celebrities and social-media-famous millennials.
Here’s a look at the Season 21 lineup — announced Wednesday on “Good Morning America” — at the ballroom when the reality show heads into its Sept. 14 premiere on ABC.
The Army National Guard specialist from Sacramento, Calif., recently made headlines when he and two childhood friends heroically took down a gunman on a Paris-bound train.
The actress is best known for her role in the “Spy Kids” films, starred in “Hairspray” on Broadway and had a guest arc on ABC’s “Nashville.”
The pop star saw his single “Honey I’m Good,” off his second album, go double platinum in 2014.
Daughter of “Crocodile Hunter” Steve Irwin, the 17-year-old Australian is now an actress and conservationist.
Alexa’s hubby gives “Dancing With the Stars” its first married-couple competitors. The actor/singer is best known for starring in the Nickelodeon musical comedy “Big Time Rush.”
The singer-songwriter and “Queen of Funk” has racked up 10 Grammy Awards, 22 albums (solo and with the band Rufus) and 10 Billboard No. 1 songs in her four-decade career.
The ’90s Hollywood star (“Lethal Weapon,” “Point Break”) and onetime Oscar nominee (“The Buddy Holly Story”) is now best known for his Amazon commercial and numerous reality TV show appearances (“Celebrity Wife Swap,” “Celebrity Apprentice,” “Celebrity Big Brother UK”).
This 15-year-old Vine star from North Carolina parlayed his viral videos into 4 million Vine followers and 2.95 million Twitter followers.
Kim Zolciak Biermann
The blond former “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star married Falcons player Kroy Biermann and now stars in her own Bravo spinoff (“Don’t Be Tardy . . .”).
Since his boy-band days with the Backstreet Boys, Carter has released two solo albums and starred in his own reality show, VHI’s “I Heart Nick Carter” with now-wife Lauren Kitt in 2014.
Since her use of the N-word forced the cancellation of her Food Network shows in 2013, the disgraced celebrity chef has continued peddling her Southern dishes with a live tour, digital lifestyle network, mobile game, podcast and radio show.
A member of R&B group the Braxtons with sister Toni and their three siblings, Tamar currently stars in the WE tv reality show “Braxton Family Values” and co-hosts the talk show “The Real.”
The American Pharoah jockey became the first Triple Crown winner in 37 years after winning the Kentucky Derby, The Preakness and The Belmont Stakes in 2015.
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