Big news to start your AM off with: ABC has officially announced the new 'Dancing With the Stars' Season 17 cast and if you never thought you'd live to see Snooki and Bill Nye the Science guy on the same screen together, you were (thankfully) WRONG.
According to JustJared, most of the names speculated for next season — Snooki, Glee's Amber Riley, scientology's enemy number one Leah Remini — did make it onto the list, along with some other surprise additions like BILL NYE THE GODDAMN SCIENCE GUY.
It's like everything about my childhood all led up to this one moment, and soon we'll all be able to watch Bill Nye trip the light fantastic with partner Tyne Stecklein instead of teaching us about, like, covalent and metallic bonds. Or, while he teaches us about covalent and metallic bonds. This is the best decision ABC has ever made, basically.
Also on the list is terminal cancer patient Valerie Harper, as was rumored last week.
Here's the full list, dancing partners and all:
- Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi and Sasha Farber- Valerie Harper and Tristan McManus- Elizabeth Berkley and Valentin Chmerkovskiy- Amber Riley and Derek Hough- Keyshawn Johnson and Sharna Burgess- Corbin Bleu and Karina Smirnoff- Leah Remini and Tony Dovolani- Christina Milian and Mark Ballas- Bill Nye and Tyne Stecklein- Brant Daugherty and Peta Murgatroyd- Jack Osbourne and Cheryl Burke- Bill Engvall and Emma Slater