The lineup, which includes actress Kirstie Alley, former boxer Sugar Ray Leonard and TV talk show host Wendy Williams, was announced Monday night, appears to be underwhelming fans and critics.
"It's always easy to harp on 'Dancing with the Stars' for having precious few stars, but this feels particularly egregious," Movieline's Christopher Rosen lamented. The New York Times also weighed in, noting that the show's roster of "semi- and never-were-celebs" doesn't include anyone as "instantly fascinating" as Bristol Palin, who danced her way to third place last season.
Others lamented this season's lack of attention-grabbing personalities like Palin, Kate Gosselin or Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino. Tea party favorite Christine O'Donnell could have fit the bill, but she said Monday that she turned down the show's offer to compete to work on her book.
On Twitter, some "DWTS" fans complained they were underwhelmed, while others shouted out their support for their favorite competitor.
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