The 8th season of Dancing with the Stars will premiere on Monday, March 9, 2009, as part of ABC's spring line-up. Dancing With the Stars season 8 will generally follow the format of previous seasons, with 13 couples, although the show's official website has promised some changes, including 2 new dances , and a dance-off between the bottom two couples in order to determine who will be eliminated.
The show will continue to be hosted by Tom Bergeron as well as Samantha Harris. Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli, and Carrie Ann Inaba will be the judges this season.
Here are the celebrity contestants:
Singer in The Go-Go's
David Alan Grier
Actor and Comedian
2008 Olympic Gymnast
Grammy Award Winning Rapper
Jackass and Wildboyz Performer
Access Hollywood Co-Anchor
Retired NFL Linebacker
Apple Co-Founder & Philanthropist