If you're a Dancing with the Stars fan, then you've no doubt heard about ABC's desire to put the show on ice. And Tuesday during the latest DWTS results show, the network unveiled the lineup of Skating with the Stars -- which will premiere on Nov. 22, directly following the DWTS season finale. Here's the cast of characters. And yes -- some of them are real characters.
The chosen six are:
Bethenny Frankel, 39, the outspoken reality star. Frankel nearly won NBC's The Apprentice: Martha Stewart (placing second) before she shot to even greater renown as one of the original five Housewives on Bravo's The Real Housewives of New York City. She parlayed that into her own spinoff series, Bethenny Getting Married? And now she's taking to the ice. "This may end up being more difficult than childbirth!" Frankel tweeeted.
Vince Neil, 49, the lead singer of the hair-metal band Motley Crue.The guy's volatile past includes alcohol, sex tapes, confrontations with paparazzi and brushes with the law. But… can he skate?
Jonny Moseley, 35, the 1998 Olympic gold medalist in men's freestyle skiing. Though he's an athlete first, Moseley's also got a TV background: He hosted three years of MTV's Real World/Road Rules Challenge. But don't skiers try to avoid ice?
Sean Young, 50, the No Way Out and Blade Runner actress who's more famous for her wry wit and wacky antics than for her acting roles. In 2007, Young had expressed interest in Dancing with the Stars, but she didn’t make the cut. "They picked the lady with the one leg over me," she told Entertainment Weekly, referring to Heather Mills. "I couldn't quite understand. I was like, 'What?' You can understand my confusion. But that’s show business for you."
Rebecca Budig, 37, the All My Children star and ex-wife of former Bachelor Bob Guiney. "I am passionate about ice skating," Budig told Zap2it. "My sister and I skated together growing up, and we'd always watch it on TV. And she is so jealous of me right now!"
Brandon Mychal Smith, 21, the actor, singer and star of the Disney Channel's Sonny with a Chance. He will bring the tween contingent to this skating party.
So... "it's time to kick some serious ice." Well, that's what they said in ABC's promo, anyway.
Which SWTS contestant are you most excited to watch on Nov. 22?