"Dancing With the Stars" Is Casting an All-Star Season! Star Parents We'd Love to See (Photos)Shana Aborn
ABC has announced that season 15 of Dancing With the Stars will be an all-star season, bringing back fan favorites from the past.
Naturally, everyone’s wondering who might be invited to grace the dance floor again. Should past champions come back to defend their titles, or should competitors who left early have a chance to redeem themselves?
One of the names being discussed is love-her-or-hate-her reality star Kate Gosselin, who came in a disappointing 8th place in season 10. Some people are rooting for her to try again, while naysayers are vowing not to watch the show if she’s part of the cast.
Answering questions on Twitter, Kate has been good-humored on the subject. “would you realllly want to see me attempting to learn to dance on DWTS AGAIN??! God bless you, my die hard supporters XO,” she said the other day.
Still, it sounds as though she wouldn’t mind being asked to come back for another go. “Redemption is invigorating if given the chance,” she said. “I do think I’d do better on DWTS; diff attitude & better circumstances this X.”
We think a season made up of Kate and other celebrity parents would be a great lineup. Here’s who we’d like to see showing off their paso dobles this fall!
J.R. Martinez 1 of 12The season 13 champ topped off his victory with another important title this year: new dad. Pitting him against other champions would be a natural.
Kirstie Alley 2 of 12Surprising many, the former "Fat Actress" came in second in season 12. Why not let her make a triumphant comeback?
Donny and Marie Osmond 3 of 12It would be a natural to get the brother-sister team back on the dance floor, this time competing directly against each other. Donny would try to hold onto his first-place crown from season 9, while Marie would be looking to better her third-place finish from season 5.
Joey Lawrence 4 of 12He came in a respectable third in season 3, and a second chance would be a welcome change from the, uh, other type of dancing he recently did. Alas, fellow DWTS competitor and "Melissa & Joey" castmate Melissa Joan Hart will be too busy with the baby she's expecting to compete against him.
Jennie Garth 5 of 12She was a season 5 competitor who came in fourth. Now she's going through a sad divorce and trying to move on with her children. Another chance at the mirror ball could be just what she needs to boost her morale.
Cloris Leachman 6 of 12The oldest-ever DWTS contestant was also one of the funniest. At 85, she still has the spring in her step to make another go of it after her season 7 seventh-place showing.
Joey McIntyre 7 of 12Because you just have to have a NKOTB in an All-Star season of ANYTHING. Besides, he did come in third in the show's very first season.
Melissa Gilbert 8 of 12Sent home too early this season for many fans' taste, Melissa adored her time on the show and would no doubt love another turn on the floor with Maks.
Bristol Palin 9 of 12She competed in season 11 to show that teen moms can do anything they set their mind to - and came in third place. Returning to the show would also take public attention from her ongoing feud with her son's dad, Levi Johnston.
Ralph Macchio 10 of 12Still looking as boyish as he did in his "Karate Kid" days, Ralph deserves a chance to move up from his fourth-place position in season 12.
Marlee Matlin 11 of 12Proving that deafness doesn't stop her from doing anything, Marlee twirled on the dance floor with the best of them. But she's a highly competitive person and would probably love to try to beat her seventh-place finish from season 6.
Kristi Yamaguchi 12 of 12Kristi goes for gold - and gets it - in everything she does, whether it's Olympic figure skating, children's-book writing or DWTS, where she took the mirror ball in season 6. Could she do it again?
[Photos: via PRPhotos.com]
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