July 27th, 2012
02:44 PM ET
ABC's "Dancing With the Stars" is giving prior contenders another shot at winning the Mirror Ball Trophy in the series' first ever "All-Stars" season.
As expected, it was announced Friday that prior contestants Pamela Anderson, Melissa Rycroft and Joey Fatone are among those returning, and - what do you know - so is Bristol Palin.
Her mother did tell New York Magazine's Vulture that the family takes part in reality TV because it's part of their "family's mantra," to "live life vibrantly," but Bristol's cautioned that reality TV isn't their bread and butter.
As TV Guide and others pointed out on Twitter, Palin said at the TCAs, "I don't think [reality TV] is our family business."
Family business or not, she'll be putting on her dancing shoes when "Dancing With the Stars: All-Stars" premieres Monday, September 24 at 8 p.m. ET.
ABC threw a few champions into the current cast of 12 for the upcoming "All-Stars" season, and is (trying to?) up the ante by having viewers vote on a 13th celebrity to compete. Starting Friday, fans can cast their vote for either Kyle Massey, Carson Kressley or Sabrina Bryan to return to the dance floor as the "Viewer's Choice."
ABC.com's taking votes now through Friday, August 24 at 12 p.m. PT, and the winner of the "Viewer's Choice" title will be revealed during "Good Morning America" on August 27.
Until then, here's the rest of the cast:
Kirstie Alley; Pamela Anderson; Helio Castroneves; Joey Fatone; Shawn Johnson; Drew Lachey; Gilles Marini; Kelly Monaco; Apolo Anton Ohno; Palin; Melissa Rycroft; and Emmitt Smith.
What do you think of the "All-Stars" cast, and who will you be voting in as "Viewer's Choice"?
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