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Dancing with the Stars is set to return to the schedule in just a couple of weeks. It's hard to believe that the ABC competition series is headed into Season 23 and that the show is still attracting fairly big talent. Likely this has to do with the fact that every season of Dancing with the Stars is incredibly different, thanks to the format of the series and the cast change-ups that always occur. This morning, the full Season 23 cast list was announced on Good Morning America and there are quite a few Olympians involved. Here's the lineup, complete with who each celebrity will be dancing with:

Ryan Lochte & Cheryl Burke

Laurie Hernandez & Valentin Chmerkovskiy

Marilu Henner & Derek Hough

Vanilla Ice & Witney Carson

Calvin Johnson & Linday Arnold

Amber Rose & Maksim Chmerkovskiy

Emma Slater & Rick Perry

Maureen McCormick & Artem Chigvintsev

Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds & Allison Holker

Jana Kramer & Gleb Savchenko

Jake T. Austin & Jenna Johnson

James Hinchcliffe & Sharna Burgess

Terra Jole & Sasha Farber

We've known for a few days now that Ryan Lochte had plans to make Dancing with the Stars his next move. There have been a lot of athletes that have competed on DWTS over the years. Some of them have been great dancers and some of them have been total disasters. I have no idea which side of the line athletes Ryan Lochte, gymnast Laurie Hernandez, former Detroit Lions player Calvin Johnson and Indycar driver James Hinchcliffe will be on, but half the fun is finding out.

Speaking of Laurie Hernandez, we're a little surprised to see the Olympian on the list. Not because she would make for a terrible dancer---her floor routine during the Rio trials was certainly watchable---but because we already knew Simone Biles had been asked to be a part of the competition. Prior, she had said she would be happy to join if her schedule would allow it, and obviously it didn't work out. What doesn't work for Biles is good news for Hernandez, however, and we're guessing the 16-year-old gymnast should be one to watch.

There haven't been a ton of changes to the series heading into Season 23. Maksim Chmerkovskiy will be back as a professional dancer on the series, which is really exciting, and the judges panel will be comprised of the usual suspects, including Julianne Hough--which is a little surprising, considering statement she made earlier. The new episodes are expected to begin airing on Monday, September 12 at 8 p.m. ET. In addition, a slew of brand new and returning TV shows are expected to begin airing over the next few weeks on network and cable channels. You can find out when your favorites are returning with our fall TV premiere schedule.

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