UPDATE 1: ABC confirmed the Good Morning America scoop in a new promo (posted Tuesday, August 12), which states, "Tomorrow we reveal this year's pro dancers live." So here we go — stay tuned tomorrow (Wednesday) morning for all the updates. Fingers crossed for your faves!
The professional dancers have been real *stars* of Dancing With the Stars for a long time now, so maybe that’s why ABC is reportedly giving them a showcase announcement this week.
You may have seen the August 8 tweet from Good Morning America teasing, "Get ready to rumba! Big @DancingABC news next week on @GMA that we can't wait to share...Stay tuned! #DWTS" The official @DancingABC account shared that, adding, "Mark your calendars!" It’s hard to mark a calendar without a specific date, but maybe they’re sharing more than one bit of Season 19 news on more than one day this week.
@DWTSGossip updated with more details, after a convo between @PureDerekHough and @KristynBurtt. Apparently, while at Ballroom With a Twist, pros Valentin Chmerkovskiy and Sharna Burgess said pros find out this Wednesday on GMA whether they’ll be in the fall 2014 cast or not. It wasn't confirmed, but @DWTSGossip went to check on the rumor and reported back, writing, “it seems like what Val and Sharna said is true. #interesting.”’
They later turned to their own followers, posting, "#dwts pros will find out if they're on the show on @gma this Wednesday ... 8/13. #Thoughts ?"
In some ways, it’s good news to get the pro news out of the way so we know where everyone stands. On the other hand — how weird, and potentially awkward. If a pro does not hear good news on GMA, is that how they’ll be told they didn’t make the cut? No discreet phone call ahead of time? The celeb cast won’t be announced until September 4 so revealing the pros apart from them, a few weeks in advance, is an unusual move. Maybe they’ll pair the pro announcement with something else, like a judge reveal. The two may be related if they decide to add a pro like Maks to the panel.
Do you like that we’re reportedly getting news on the pros this Wednesday, since the pro lineup is the No. 1 concern of a lot of fans anyway, or do you think this GMA reveal is the wrong way to go?
DWTS Season 19 premieres Monday, September 15 from 8 to 10 p.m. ET on ABC.