'Dancing with the Stars: All-Stars' pair up
August 13th, 2012
04:48 PM ET

'Dancing with the Stars: All-Stars' pair up

It turns out the new "All-Stars" season of "Dancing with the Stars" will not only bring back contestants of yore, but also past celebrity/pro dancer pairings.

As Entertainment Weekly points out, Emmitt Smith will once again hit the floor with Cheryl Burke; Joey Fatone with Kym Johnson; and Bristol Palin with Mark Ballas.

But ABC is keeping some of its pairings fresh. Check out the full list after the jump:

  • Kirstie Alley and Maksim Chmerkovskiy
  • Pamela Anderson and Tristan MacManus
  • Helio Castroneves and Chelsie Hightower
  • Joey Fatone and Kym Johnson
  • Shawn Johnson and Derek Hough
  • Drew Lachey and Anna Trebunskaya
  • Gilles Marini and Peta Murgatroyd
  • Kelly Monaco and Val Chmerkovskiy
  • Apolo Anton Ohno and Karina Smirnoff
  • Bristol Palin and Mark Ballas
  • Melissa Rycroft and Tony Dovolani
  • Emmitt Smith and Cheryl Burke

There's one celebrity/pro pairing that we're still waiting to see, and it'll depend on which contestant the viewers vote to be the 13th celebrity on the "All-Stars" season. Kyle Massey, Carson Kressley and Sabrina Bryan are in the midst of competing to return to the dance competition, and viewer voting is open until Friday,  August 24 at 12 p.m. PT.

The star viewers vote to come back for another attempt at winning the Mirror Ball trophy will be revealed on "Good Morning America" August 27.

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  1. He has the personality...she does not

    April 15, 2013 at 5:53 am | Report abuse |
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    April 15, 2013 at 3:29 am | Report abuse |


    October 17, 2012 at 5:02 am | Report abuse |
  4. charles

    Bristol Palin but no Stacey Keibler? Wheres the justice

    August 22, 2012 at 6:05 am | Report abuse |
  5. Hart

    Wow, such brutal remarks! It's just a show people – just a show. It's entertaining and that's all that counts for me. If I don't care for a particular celeb, I go do something else for the 90 seconds. BTW, I really hope Sabrina gets a second chance to compete – she was robbed before.

    August 21, 2012 at 4:39 pm | Report abuse |
  6. laurie

    has anyone heard whether the bad press going around about max will keep him from participating in the new season of DWTS ? i'm not making accusations– just wondering if he will be put out before they check things out.

    August 21, 2012 at 4:35 pm | Report abuse |
  7. BIA

    I loved kelly monaco. After her season it just kind of faded out :/, i will be watching it now!

    August 20, 2012 at 12:50 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Losing weight

    you can definately lose weight doing this job.

    August 19, 2012 at 5:25 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Rita

    They should've done a Olympic dancin with the stars show. The Olympics was great this year. Anyway, I won't be watching due to Bristol Palin.

    August 18, 2012 at 5:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • laurie hartzog

      I feel the same way. What is it that makes her a "CELEBRITY" anyway ???

      August 21, 2012 at 4:16 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Lola

    I'm very disappointed that DWTS is doing some repeat celeb&pro pairings for this all-star version. Whatever happened to keeping it fresh? We've already seen some of these couples dance together before, show us something that isn't 'been there, done that'. Plus, won't the couples who've already danced together before have a bit of an edge over the others, since there's already an understanding of teaching styles, personalities, etc.?

    August 16, 2012 at 10:48 am | Report abuse |
  11. Lou Calaizzo

    Bill Gates would probably win.

    Gates is an 8th degree Black Belt in JUDO.

    August 15, 2012 at 7:58 am | Report abuse |
  12. Michael Calaizzo

    We need Bill Gates to go on the show.

    August 15, 2012 at 7:57 am | Report abuse |
  13. Kirstie Fan

    she be crzy!

    August 14, 2012 at 6:08 pm | Report abuse |
  14. rw

    No better legs than those of Stacy Keibler.

    August 14, 2012 at 5:59 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Frank

    Anna Trebunskaya gets me rock hard. Splurt!

    August 14, 2012 at 2:51 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Marguerite's Mom

    good question...bristol is kinda stiff its kirstie that's exciting.

    August 14, 2012 at 2:32 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Glenda

    Don't care to watch Bristol Palin, again. She's too stiff. How did she get to come back among these stars?

    August 14, 2012 at 1:52 pm | Report abuse |
  18. DWTS-new season

    as long as they are left alone to focus on the dance...kirstie and max should have a good season.

    August 14, 2012 at 1:30 pm | Report abuse |
  19. just me

    I love the Kirstie and Max/ Tony and Melissa pair ups! I don't like some of the other people, but that is ok. Lay off of Palin and Shawn. They aren't my cup of tea but that doesn't mean we should treat them as less than human. Come on people,this should be fun! Go Kirstie and Max, Tony and Melissa!!! I can't wait for it to begin!!

    August 14, 2012 at 12:58 pm | Report abuse |
  20. smiles

    Why all the hate for Bristol? What's so facinating and compelling about her is she is not a celebrity or an entertainer but yet she done quite well. So what if she's not a star. I'd rather see the whole Palin clan up there dancing than have to suffer through one more Kardashian. I mean, common. Talk about the 15 minutes being up. I'm still not sure why they are even famous?

    August 14, 2012 at 11:09 am | Report abuse |
    • Melody

      The Kardashians are famous because they have money. They admit they're talentless, not to mention idiotic and amoral.

      August 16, 2012 at 1:15 pm | Report abuse |
  21. bristoltwit palin... America's favorite dancing cow

    Oh look at me
    Oh look at me
    I'm a prancing little heifer
    A dancing little heifer...

    Mmooooooo !!

    August 14, 2012 at 11:02 am | Report abuse |
    • trigtwit palin... America's favorite tard baby

      Ppfffffttttttttttt... slurglesssssssslooorp?


      August 14, 2012 at 11:05 am | Report abuse |
    • melody

      And there's the prancing pig, Pamela Anderson.

      August 16, 2012 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Miss Peg

    Love the show, no matter who are on... It's all about dancing and entertainment!

    August 14, 2012 at 10:53 am | Report abuse |
  23. Molly B

    Bristol Palin isn't even a celebrity!! SMH!!

    August 14, 2012 at 10:23 am | Report abuse |
  24. Cheryl

    I love this show but didnt watch the season with Bristol. Now I have to miss the Allstars. She is the most annoying person along with her family. There are so many other stars that I would of loved to see, such as Kristen Cavalleri or Marie Osmond.

    August 14, 2012 at 9:39 am | Report abuse |
    • CJ

      I'm in the same boat with you. Love the show but won't be watching the All Stars.

      August 14, 2012 at 12:07 pm | Report abuse |
  25. Mirror Man

    I know what Shawn Johnson and Bristol Palin could do with my mirror balls

    August 14, 2012 at 9:32 am | Report abuse |
  26. MC Yammer


    Those Palin's sure HATE the liberal media don't they? They just can't stay away!

    August 14, 2012 at 8:48 am | Report abuse |
  27. Joson

    Can we vote Bristol off now!

    August 14, 2012 at 8:38 am | Report abuse |
    • laurie hartzog

      I agree completely– take away Pam Anderson's boobs and Bristol's misplaced ego and you have a much better show!!!

      August 21, 2012 at 4:22 pm | Report abuse |
  28. blaster40

    poor Max can'y get a break !

    August 14, 2012 at 4:20 am | Report abuse |
  29. kristina

    I wish Marie Osmond would try again. She was great.

    August 14, 2012 at 12:25 am | Report abuse |
  30. KaNdI

    I would luv 2 see William Levi again and again and again. yummy!

    August 13, 2012 at 10:01 pm | Report abuse |
  31. Juici

    Max and Kirstie again?

    August 13, 2012 at 8:45 pm | Report abuse |
  32. Huh?

    Are they inviting stars who have won the mirror ball to compete with those who 'almost' won? Some of these people have won already, others have not...wth would someone do with 2 mirror balls?

    August 13, 2012 at 8:00 pm | Report abuse |
  33. Troll

    i love derek he's my favorite 🙂

    August 13, 2012 at 6:59 pm | Report abuse |
  34. mi sd dd

    excited for the new season.

    August 13, 2012 at 6:57 pm | Report abuse |
  35. LKT

    Gilles and Peta? That will be SOMETHING to watch! And putting Derek with Shawn? Hahahaha! His flirt-life is gonna suffer this season.

    August 13, 2012 at 6:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kathy

      Now don't say that. Shawn is too cute! I think they will do great together!

      August 14, 2012 at 9:13 am | Report abuse |
  36. sdmcc

    How many "seasons" of Dancing with the Stars have there been? This show has been in OVERKILL for quite some time now.. Please please take more of a break.

    August 13, 2012 at 6:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • Deanna

      You don't have to watch it if you don't want to, change the channel

      August 14, 2012 at 4:28 am | Report abuse |
  37. Jina

    I would love for Sabrina Bryan to come back...just to kick Helio's behind since Mel B is not returning, but her former partner is already paired (to Bristol Palin...I won't even go there). Sabrina and Mark had really great chemistry. Hoping for Kyle Massey (noticing that Lacey is not on the list and she was his partner...Hmm)!

    August 13, 2012 at 6:43 pm | Report abuse |
  38. Angie525

    I hope this season will be better than last

    August 13, 2012 at 6:21 pm | Report abuse |
  39. denise

    I would like to have seen Gladys Knight and Romeo again...

    August 13, 2012 at 6:00 pm | Report abuse |
  40. Mary Freeman

    I pick Carson Dailey (sorry about spelling). He was so entertaining.

    August 13, 2012 at 5:51 pm | Report abuse |
  41. pknabenshue

    What about Julianne Hough?

    August 13, 2012 at 5:47 pm | Report abuse |
  42. Analystgirl

    Clomp, Clomp, Clomp! Will be paired up with Mark Ballas! Poor Mark!

    August 13, 2012 at 5:43 pm | Report abuse |
  43. gayle

    I like Derek very much. He's a wonderful dancer and I like Shawn Johnson also. They will be a pair to look out for!!!! GO DEREK AND SHAWN!!!!! 🙂

    August 13, 2012 at 5:37 pm | Report abuse |
  44. Teresa

    I wish gladys knight and melissa gilbert were in the running. I liked both off them the first time around.

    August 13, 2012 at 5:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • DJ

      Melissa Gilbert is a B. She's cusses at her kids, heard her screaming at them backstage at the play Little House on the prarie.

      August 13, 2012 at 6:11 pm | Report abuse |

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