Dancing With the Stars Season 19 Cast: Janel Parrish, Lolo Jones, Antonio Sabato Jr. Among Contestants
Keeping it in the family — the ABC Family, that is! Janel Parrish, of ABC Family's Pretty Little Liars, is set to cross over to ABC this fall as a contestant on season 19 of Dancing With the Stars, a source confirms to Us Weekly.
Parrish, who plays Mona on PLL, will be competing against 11 other celebs for the coveted Mirrorball Trophy. Also on the roster, the source tells Us, are Olympian Lolo Jones and General Hospital alum Antonio Sabato Jr. — who, as a former Calvin Klein underwear model and Janet Jackson video hunk, should have no problem strutting his stuff in the show's famously skimpy getups. (E! News was first to report Parrish, Jones, and Sabato Jr.'s casting.)
The full list of competitors will be revealed live on Good Morning America on Thursday, Sept. 4, less than two weeks before the season 19 premiere on Monday, Sept. 15. They'll join the already-announced new and returning pros, including fan favorites Mark Ballas, Cheryl Burke, Valentin Chmerkovskiy, Derek Hough, Tony Dovolani, Peta Murgatroyd, and Karina Smirnoff.
Former pro Julianne Hough is also making a comeback to the ballroom this year, as a fourth judge alongside veteran judges Len Goodman, Carrie Ann Inaba, and Bruno Tonioli. "I'm so excited to be back with my Dancing With the Stars family again on a regular basis," she gushed in a press release about the news.
Dancing With the Stars' 19th season follows an impressive 18th season, during which '90s actresses Candace Cameron Bure and Danica McKellar competed against paralympian Amy Purdy and Olympian Charlie White. In the end, the Mirrorball went to White's longtime ice dancing partner Meryl Davis and Maksim Chmerkovskiy.
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