Less than two days after announcing the new season's cast, ABC revealed the pairings for the 13th season of Dancing with the Stars Wednesday on Good Morning America.
The 12 stars will be joined by the likes of So You Think You Can Dance alum Lacey Schwimmer, two-time Dancing with the Stars winner Cheryl Burke and Mark Ballas, who was paired with Kim Kardashian in season 7.
Host Tom Bergeron, Brooke Burke and judges Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli and Carrie Ann Inaba are all set to return to the new season. Dancing with the Stars premieres on ABC on Sept. 19.
The 2011 pairings are as follows:
Chaz Bono and Lacey Schwimmer:
The show's first openly transgender contestant will dance with So You Think You Can Dance alum, Lacey Schwimmer. The 23-year-old ballroom specialist, who has appeared on five seasons of DWTS, is the little sister of Benji Schwimmer, who won the season 2 of So You Think You Can Dance.
Ron Artest and Peta Murgatroyd:
The L.A. Laker star will be paired up with New Zealand native, Peta Murgatroyd, who has performed numerous times on Dancing with the Stars. Her previous work includes choreographing and performing with Enrique Iglesias and Rod Stewart. Season 13 of DWTS will mark Murgatroyd's first appearance on the show as a pro.
Elisabetta Canalis and Valentin Chmerkovskiy:
The Italian model formerly known as George Clooney's girlfriend will be partners with Maksim Chmerkovskiy's little brother, Valentin. Both brothers will compete on the show this season.
Hope Solo and Maksim Chmerkovskiy:
The 30-year-old soccer star will be paired up with the older Chmerkovskiy brother, who has appeared on 10 seasons of DWTS. Solo, a goalkeeper for the Florida-based professional team magicJack, should expect a lot of heat from her partner - Chmerkovskiy is a professionally trained Latin ballroom dancer, choreographer and instructor.
David Arquette and Kym Johnson:
The Scream actor will dance with 35-year-old Kym Johnson, who hails from both the Australian and U.S. versions of DWTS. Johnson's pairing with Donny Osmond in season 9 earned the duo the champsionship after a high-scoring performance that included the Cha-Cha and the Argentine tango. Johnson was also the winner of season 12 with partner Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward.
Rob Kardashian and Cheryl Burke:
Kim Kardashian's little brother is with DWTS double winner Cheryl Burke, who landed the title in the show's second and third seasons. Burke has been in every season ever since. Her most recent pairing with wrestler Chris Jericho in Season 12 ended with the duo was kicked off during the sixth week of competition.
Ricki Lake and Derek Hough:
The beloved talk-show host will dance her shoes off with Burn the Floor star Derek Hough (big brother to Julianne). Hough won season 10 and 11 with Nicole Scherzinger and Jennifer Grey, respectively. He is also the first professional dancer to win three Mirror Ball trophies.
Kristin Cavallari and Mark Ballas:
Mark Ballas will have his hands full with reality TV star Kristin Cavallari (of Laguna Beach fame). This will not be the first time Ballas has been paired with a reality TV personality - he lost season 7 with partner Kim Kardashian, finishing in 11th place.
Nancy Grace and Tristian MacManus:
The 51-year-old Grace will be with Irish dancer Tristian MacManus, who will make his professional debut on this season's DWTS. Like many of his competitors this season, MacManus has toured extensively with the production of Burn the Floor.
Chynna Phillips and Tony Dovolani:
The former Wilson-Phillips singer will be paired up with Albanian ballroom star Tony Dovolani, whose previous DWTS partners have included Jane Seymour, Susan Lucci and Kathy Ireland. Last season, Dovolani was eliminated after only three weeks with partner Wendy Williams.
J.R. Martinez and Karina Smirnoff:
On previous seasons, the Ukranian-born Smirnoff has been paired with the likes of chef Rocco DiSpirito, Aaron Carter and Jersey Shore star Mike The Situation Sorrentino. Perhaps her luck will change this season when she dances with soap opera star and real-life hero J.R. Martinez.
Carson Kressley and Anna Trebunskaya:
The former Fab Five member will be dancing with Russian sensation Anna Trebunskaya, whose impressive resume includes the 2008 International Grand Ball Latin Champion. The 30-year-old is married to fellow professional dancer, Johnathan Roberts, who has competed on seven seasons of DWTS.