So they announced the new cast for the upcoming season back on the 3rd. I didn’t think to look until sometime after that. We don’t watch anything on ABC except for The Quest and that’s how I was reminded of the upcoming season.
Without a doubt, my two favorites going into this (and will be up to the final episode) will be Lea Thompson and Alfonso Ribeiro.
I absolutely adore Lea Thompson, I should be embarrass to say how many made-for-television movies of hers that I’ve seen in the past year. That Switch at Birth show definitely isn’t slowing her down at all with all of her side projects. She showed up for a sequence in the pilot for A-Z that I am hoping that series on NBC gets picked up.
Alfonso Ribeiro, hopefully doesn’t do the dance he’s best known for doing until several weeks into the show, as once he does it, we don’t see to see it again. Back in the day, he did this made-for-television movie, Kidz in the Wood, that I just loved. I know he’s done some work for the Game Show Network and has played himself in a few other roles. The guy has tried his best to break from his Fresh Prince of Bel Air days.
There are two other names I knew without having to look up who they were. Tommy Chong, of Cheech and Chong fame – also That 70s Show. The other being Lolo Jones, who is an Olympian who is very out about how she is saving herself for marriage. Which I’m all for celebrity virgins being out about it. I’m not sure if she was saving herself for marriage or the right guy but that’s what I remember.
The only person I recognize next is Jonathan Bennett who was the love interest in Mean Girls. He’s done some other work but he seems young to be at this point in his career. I recognize the show Pretty Little Liars, my wife doesn’t watch it, thus have no idea who Janel Parrish is. I know she’s not the one who is on the covers of magazines. That’s another young lady. Sadie Robertson is from Duck Dynasy, another show I don’t watch.
Randy Couture is not the UFC Champion I thought he was. Fasion designer Betsey Johnson, I do not know. Never came across any Bethany Mota YouTube videos. Which I do wonder when they label someone a YouTube Celebrity / Personality, if I don’t know them am I doing YouTube wrong or are they not doing enough to get my attention? Antonio Sabato Jr. is a soap actor so that explains why I don’t know him. Tavis Smiley is a Talk Show host to a show I have never heard of, I imagine it must be a show on ABC. Michael Waltrip is an auto racing champion.
Then we get to the dancing partners and some of these make sense. Poor Peta gets Chong, as she can’t be given a viable candidate as she’s still paying her dues. Karina gets the UFC champ, as she typically gets the atheletes. Just because Betsey Johnson is dancing with Tony, tells me she is super old so I didn’t even click her name. Derek dancing with Bethany made me think that she is either super hot or known for dancing. I didn’t think her Wikipedia page picture showed her to be super hot and she’s known for haul videos – which I didn’t even know those types of videos had a name. She buys something and does a review on that item. I need to get on YouTube.
Val dancing with Janel means she’s young and hot. Same sort of goes for Mark dancing with Sadie, though she does seem to be young.
I had to look it up, Lucy Hale is the famous Pretty Little Liar star. Or at least, she was on a magazine I saw at Wal-Mart. Oh! Wal-Mart is now selling Egg Nog! So great!
Cheryl dancing with the soap star could mean either he’s a decent dancer – thus Cheryl may have a chance or he’s on the older side.
Should be an interesting season. I’m not sure how well Lea Thompson can dance but she’s going to look great in any outfit that they put her in.