January 19, 2017 | Updated at 01:47 AM EST The Latest Entertainment & Celebrity News

Dancing With the Stars' Season 17 Rumors & News: Derek Hough & Mark Ballas Return in 2013? [VIDEO]

The celebrity cast for 'Dancing With the Stars' season 17 may not be known at this time, but one of the professional dancers should be returning to the show next season.

By Kevin Jacobsen, EnStars on Aug 01, 2013 03:42 PM EDT
facebook tweet this pin it reddit plus
Sign Up for Newsletter
Dancing With The Stars
Dancing With The Stars (Photo : ABC.com)

The celebrity cast for Dancing With the Stars season 17 may not be known at this time, but a report claims one of the professional dancers should be returning to the show next season.

The Los Angeles Times suggested that four-time DWTS champion Derek Hough will be on the next season of the show, which premieres on Sept.16. The report said he would "of course" be returning for season 17, but Hough did not confirm his return.

Hough discussed the recent change to the show's format, which involves combining the performance and results shows into one 2-hour show on Mondays.

"I really feel like it's going to be a much better show," he said in the Times story. "It's going to be high impact and nonstop."

The dancer also announced via Twitter on Wednesday that he would host a dancing special for ABC called Family Dance Off. The special will air Sunday, Aug. 25 and will feature five families competing for a $10,000 prize.

As for other returnees, pro dancer Mark Ballas told Wetpaint Entertainment on Monday that he was "still in the dark" about anything regarding the new season. He said the announcement of the celebrity guests, who will appear on the show, is usually announced two days after the cast of pro dancers is revealed.

Ballas shared Hough's opinion about the new combined performance and results show.

"Fans will stay stronger on a Monday because you get all the action all in the same day. It's action-packed," he explained. "I think that it will keep the show around a lot longer and keep people interested, so it could be a cool move."

Judges Bruno Tomioli and Carrie Ann Inaba confirmed that they would be returning in the fall, but fellow judge Len Goodman has not. No celebrities have confirmed their appearance on the show, but there is rampant speculation that Paula Deen might be in the new cast.

Season 17 of Dancing With the Stars will premiere Monday, Sept. 16 on ABC.

Watch Hough's dance with Kellie Pickler in the season 16 finale:

© 2017 Enstarz, All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.

  • SEARCH ENSTARS

Latest News

Suits

'Suits' Season 6 Episode 11 Preview Video Shows A New Beginning For The Characters

Few days from now, fans are going to see another episode of the American legal drama series, 'Suits', and it is going to be more exciting because it is quite some time now since the show aired its previous episode.

Miley Cyrus

Miley Cyrus Going Back To Her Brunette Locks As Boyfriend Liam Hemsworth Turns 27

Miley Cyrus is an international pop star. The star adopted dyed blonde hair, but now seems to be coming back to her brunette looks.

Lady Amelia Windsor

Kate Middleton Not As Beautiful As Lady Amelia Windsor

The 36th-in-line to the throne, Lady Amelia Windsor, is said to be more beautiful than the Duchess of Cambridge.

Ricky Rubio

Wolves Need To Trade Ricky Rubio To The Cavaliers Instead Of The Kings

Ricky Rubio is among the hottest player on the NBA Trade Rumors now. Will the Minnesota Timberwolves push through with this trade?

Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson

E. L. James Reveals 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' Musical Talks With Theatre Execs In Progress [Video]

Fifty Shades Darker will be out in February and now it has come out that a musical adaptation of the erotic book and film franchise might also be on the cards for the much-awaited sequel of Fifty Shades of Grey.

Real Time Analytics