Reality, comedy and politics mix in new ‘Dancing With the Stars’ lineup

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The coming season of ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars” will feature another eclectic mix of competitors representing an expansive definition of the word star, including vintage sitcom actors, familiar faces from MTV reality shows and the oldest daughter of the 2008 Republican nominee for Vice President, ABC said on Monday night.

The female contestants are Audrina Patridge of MTV’s “The Hills”; Brandy, the R&B singer and actress; Bristol Palin, daughter of the former Alaska governor Sarah Palin; Florence Henderson of “The Brady Bunch”; Jennifer Grey of “Dirty Dancing”; and the comedian Margaret Cho.

The male challengers are the musical crooner Michael Bolton; Mike Sorrentino, better known as the Situation of MTV’s “Jersey Shore”; David Hasselhoff of “Knight Rider” and “Baywatch”; Kurt Warner, the former N.F.L. quarterback and Super Bowl MVP; Kyle Massey of the Disney Channel comedy “That’s So Raven”; and  f, the former Los Angeles Lakers small forward.

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