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Jodie Sweetin, Von Miller and Marla Maples join 'Dancing With the Stars' for Season 22

Dancing With the Stars” is returning for a 22nd season with a brand new crop of what America has generously agreed to call stars.

ABC announced the cast of the long-running show’s latest season on Tuesday’s “Good Morning America,” a collection particularly heavy on actresses who reached their career peak portraying adolescents, NFL players and individuals most likely to show up as the answer to a potpourri question on “Jeopardy!”

Leading the crew are actresses Mischa Barton (“The O.C.”), Kim Fields (“The Facts of Life”) and Jodie Sweetin (“Full House”), all looking to samba their way back into the spotlight after encountering the dimming light of adulthood.

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Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown and Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller are joining the show, which, despite all of its flaws is still more interesting than the Pro Bowl. Miller’s recent career highlights include being named Super Bowl 50 MVP, so naturally the only way to follow that up is to take a shot at the “DWTS” crown.

Also joining the Season 22 cast are Nyle DiMarco (“America’s Next Top Model” winner), Doug Flutie (former NFL quarterback), Marla Maples (actress, apparently, and former wife of GOP candidate for president Donald Trump), Wanya Morris (Boyz II Men singer), Geraldo Rivera (Fox News personality), Paige VanZant (UFC fighter)and Ginger Zee (“Good Morning America” weather anchor).

“Dancing With the Stars” has been for ABC since 2005 and has racked up 14 Emmy Awards in various technical categories and an impressive 80 nominations. The series was renewed for a 23rd season by the network this month.

Season 22 debuts at 8 p.m. March 21.

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