ABC has released its newest promo for Dancing with the Stars season 28 - and it surprisingly has hints of Honey I Shrunk The Kids.
On September 16, celebrities from all walks of fame will once again be returning to the stage to impress judges Carrie Ann Inaba, Len Goodman, and Bruno Tonioli, as well as any star judges like Julianne Hough who might make an appearance. This year's cast of celebrities includes The Bachelorette's Hannah Brown and Karamo Brown from Queer Eye. Controversially, the cast of season 28 also includes former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer, which sparked a lot of debate. Country singer Lauren Alaina, as well as Khloe Kardashian's ex-husband Lamar Odom, will also be sporting their dancing shoes for the season.
Hopefully this season's celebrities are ready to crush the competition, because based on the promo video (via: People), the sought-after mirror ball trophy is ready to crush all of them. The video shows the oversized mirror ball rolling its way across America, gathering celebrities along the way before the cast finally realize they should be running away from this giant mirrored sphere, not toward it. All the season's cast is featured, including Kate Flannery - who played Meredith on The Office - and Ally Brooke, former Fifth Harmony member. Dawn's Creek teen heartthrob James Van Der Beek, actor and comedian Kel Mitchell, supermodel Christie Brinkley, NFL veteran Ray Lewis, and Mary Wilson of "the Supremes" round out the cast for this season.
Unlike in previous years, ABC has chosen to hold off on announcing which celebrities are paired with which pro-dancers until the opening night, though announcements have been made about who won't be returning, and there's some unhappy campers. Long-time pro and season 27 Mirror Ball Trophy winner Sharna Burgess has chosen to leave the show to pursue other endeavors, whereas Artem Chigvintsev - who has been on the show for eight seasons - was open about the fact that he was not asked to return to the show by producers, and that he won't be watching the season. The pros that have been confirmed to return include Val Chmerkovsky and his wife Jenna Johnson, as well as Chmerkovsky's sister-in-law Peta Murgatroyd, who is married to former Dancing with the Stars pro Maksim Chmerkovsky. Pro Emma Slater and her husband Sasha Farber will both be returning as well. With all these couples finding love on the dance floor, maybe this will be the reality show that works for The Bachelorette's Hannah Brown?
Though some may not consider Dancing with the Stars to be your typical reality show in comparison to franchises like The Real Housewives or The Bachelor, it's one of the longest running reality shows still on TV. It premiered in 2005 and is going strong, with celebrities every year willing to lace up their dancing shoes and show off their moves - or lack thereof. While Karamo Brown seems to be a front-runner, Ally Brooke or Lauren Alaina might also have a shot at that coveted Mirror Ball Trophy.
Dancing with the Stars premieres Monday September 16 at 8pm EST on ABC.