If you want to see an all-time great NBA star, a controversial figure skating champ, an NCAA buzzer beating women’s basketball hero, the highest-paid NFL cornerback and other elite athletes – past and current – you can see them all when ABC’s Dancing with the Stars: Athletes premieres on Monday, April 30th (8/7C).
The list of competitors includes author, pundit, activist and all-time NBA great,Kareem Abdul-Jabbar; retired figure skater Tonya Harding; the woman who sank buzzer beaters in the NCAA Women’s Basketball Final Fur and Championship Game, Arike Ogunbowale; Washington Redskins’ cornerback,Josh Norman; baseball great,Johnny Damon;Olympic figure skater/activist,Adam Rippon and more.
The latest cast for “Dancing with the Stars” was announced this morning on “Good Morning America”. This cast of true characters made up of a Duck Dynasty heiress, comedy legend, fashion icon, and ultimate fighter and so many more, lends itself to what should be the makings of another roller coaster of a ride season.
“Dancing with the Stars” Premieres Live on Monday, September 15 8:00-10:01 p.m., ET
ABC has announced release dates for two new series, Black Box (Thursday, April 24th) and Mind Games (Tuesday, February 25th); two returning shows, The Bachelor and Dancing With the Stars (Monday, March 17th), and a new Toy Story holiday adventure, Toy Story That Time Forgot (Holiday 2014).
Black Box is a unique medical series starring Kelly Reilly as Catherine Black (above left), a world famous neurologist at the state of the art medical facility known as The Cube. As the staff of The Cube attempt to unravel the mysteries of the brain, Black hides from them the fact that she is bipolar.
Mind Games (above right) stars Christian Slater as Ross Edwards, con artist and ex-con who, with his brilliant, bipolar, behavioral scientist brother, Clark, sets up a company to use their unique skills to influence situations to their clients’ advantage without the clients’ target even knowing that they’re doing it. Their methods could be described as ‘a little bit of science, a dash of con-artistry, plus a smattering of Jedi mind tricks.’
Follow the jump for series descriptions, dates and times.
ABC announced the eight shows that will comprise the additions to its mid-season schedule – including one sitcom [Work It, four reality shows [Celebrity Wife Swap, Wipeout, Shark Tank and the next round of Dancing With the Stars] and three hour-long shows [The River, GCB and Missing].
Network descriptions for the new shows and premiere dates – all Eastern Time – follow the jump.