‘Dancing With The Stars’ 2016 Cast: Season 22 Contestants

'Dancing With The Stars' 2016 Cast

Season 22 of Dancing With The Stars premieres on ABC, March 21, 2016, and fans cannot wait to see who will be paired up on the dance floor. Which celebrities are participating this season? On March 8, 2016, the contestants will be officially announced on Good Morning America, but we have the full list of cast members who have been confirmed. As far as the pros and judges go, there are a couple serious favorites who are not returning this season. Both judge Julianne Hough and her brother, pro Derek Hough, are not a part of the season 22 cast. Derek Hough is reported to be "sitting out" this season, which gives us hope he will return for future seasons. As for Julianne Hough, the decision may be more permanent. Fortunately, judge Len Goodman, who sat out last season, has come back to the show and will be judging alongside veteran judges Carrie Ann Inaba and Bruno Tonioli. Okay, now that you have a little background on what to expect from the pros and judges, click through our gallery of this season's new contestants. (ABC/Dancing With The Stars)