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Valerie Harper joins 'Dancing With the Stars'

  • Actress Valerie Harper announces on "Good Morning America" Wednesday that she will be one of 12 celebrities competing on "Dancing With ...

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    Actress Valerie Harper announces on "Good Morning America" Wednesday that she will be one of 12 celebrities competing on "Dancing With the Stars." The ABC dance series premieres Sept. 16.

  • These 11 celebrities, along with actress Leah Remini, will be the next celebrity contestants on the dance competition series "Dancing with the St...

    ABC

    These 11 celebrities, along with actress Leah Remini, will be the next celebrity contestants on the dance competition series "Dancing with the Stars," premiering Sept. 16. Shown standing from left are NFL wide receiver Keyshawn Johnson, comic Bill Engvall, TV personality Jack Osbourne, actor Corbin Bleu, Bill Nye, the "Science Guy," actor Brant Daugherty. Seated from left are TV personality Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi, actress Valerie Harper, singer-actress Christina Milian, actress Elizabeth Berkley and actress Amber Riley.

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  • Actress Valerie Harper announces on "Good Morning America" Wednesday that she will be one of 12 celebrities competing on "Dancing With ...

    ABC

    Actress Valerie Harper announces on "Good Morning America" Wednesday that she will be one of 12 celebrities competing on "Dancing With the Stars." The ABC dance series premieres Sept. 16.

  • These 11 celebrities, along with actress Leah Remini, will be the next celebrity contestants on the dance competition series "Dancing with the St...

    ABC

    These 11 celebrities, along with actress Leah Remini, will be the next celebrity contestants on the dance competition series "Dancing with the Stars," premiering Sept. 16. Shown standing from left are NFL wide receiver Keyshawn Johnson, comic Bill Engvall, TV personality Jack Osbourne, actor Corbin Bleu, Bill Nye, the "Science Guy," actor Brant Daugherty. Seated from left are TV personality Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi, actress Valerie Harper, singer-actress Christina Milian, actress Elizabeth Berkley and actress Amber Riley.

NEW YORK -- Busy cancer patient Valerie Harper leads a class of 12 amateur hoofers in the upcoming 17th season of "Dancing With the Stars."
The cast was revealed Wednesday on ABC's "Good Morning America." For a show that has reached an increasingly older audience, ABC added an injection of youth with reality stars Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi of "Jersey Shore" and Ozzy's kid Jack Osbourne.
Harper has defied odds with her survival since being diagnosed earlier this year with brain cancer. She recently filmed a movie role and joined a Nick at Nite reunion of "The Mary Tyler Moore" cast.
Other contestants are Bill Nye, the "Science Guy"; "Pretty Little Liars" actor Brant Daugherty; former NFL wide receiver Keyshawn Johnson; singer and actress Christina Milian; actress Elizabeth Berkley; "High School Musical" actor Corbin Bleu; "Glee" actress Amber Riley; country comic Bill Engvall; and "King of Queens" actress Leah Remini.
The new season premieres Sept. 16.

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