Sarah Palin to Be At "Dancing With The Stars" Premiere

DANCING WITH THE STARS - BRISTOL PALIN AND MARK BALLAS - Bristol Palin, former first daughter of Alaska, is a spokesperson for the prevention of teen pregnancy and for other teen issues. As an advocate for the protection of life, Palin wanted to share her story with other teens who may one day face a similar situation. She teams up with two-time champ MARK BALLAS, who returns for his seventh season. The Season 11 star-studded cast and their professional partners get ready to break in their dancing shoes on ABC's "Dancing with the Stars" for the long awaited two-hour season premiere, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 20 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. (ABC/BOB D'AMICO) Bob D'Amico

Bristol Palin and partner Mark Ballas for "Dancing with the Stars" (ABC/BOB D'AMICO)

NEW YORK (CBS) Looks as if  there will be a "mama grizzly" in the audience at Monday night's premiere of "Dancing with the Stars."

PICTURES: Bristol PalinPICTURES: "Dancing with the Stars" Season 11

Sarah Palin, the former Alaska governor and U.S. vice presidential candidate, will be sitting in the audience for the premiere episode to support daughter, Bristol Palin, as she tests her dance moves on the ABC reality competition, reports Access Hollywood.

The younger Palin admitted on the "Tonight Show" that she is leaning on her mom for emotional support.

"She's my number-one cheerleader and I can't wait for her to come watch the performances and just see me in a whole new light," she said.

According to TMZ, Palin and her professional partner Mark Ballas will dance a cha cha cha to "Mama Told Me Not to Come" Monday night.

In the 11th season, Palin will be competing for the mirrorball trophy against a crowd of well-known names, including actors Florence Henderson, Jennifer Grey, David Hasselhoff, reality TV stars Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino from "Jersey Shore," Audrina Patridge from "The Hills," and singers Michael Bolton and Brandy.

Reitred basketball player Rick Fox, former NFL quarterback Kurt Warner, comedian Margaret Cho and teen actor Kyle Massey form "Cory in the House" round out this seasons lineup.

The season 11 premiere episode of "Dancing with the Stars" airs Monday at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.

  • Joyce Lee

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