The next season of Dancing With the Stars kicks off on March 9, which is a lot sooner than it sounds. The new cast has been announced and includes:

Singer Belinda Carlisle


Comedian and actor David Alan Grier

Singer Jewel

Olympic gymnast Shawn Johnson

Rapper and plastic surgery fan Lil' Kim

Rodeo champion Ty Murray

Jackass star Steve-O

Access Hollywood anchor Nancy O'Dell

Actress and reality TV star Denise Richards

NFL defensive superstar Lawrence Taylor

Singer Chuck Wicks

"Silicon Valley icon," former Apple designer and onetime Kathy Griffin boyfriend Steve "The Woz" Wozniak

One twist this year is that there will be three couples involved: Jewel will compete against her husband, Ty Murray; Julianne Hough will compete with her boyfriend, Chuck Wicks; and engaged pros Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Karina Smirnoff will compete, too.

What do you think of the new cast?