Though new stars are entering the competition, one popular pro dancer, Peta Murgatroyd, has announced that she will be taking a break from the dance floor. She is scheduled to have surgery after suffering four torn ligaments in her foot on the "DWTS" live tour.
Petra told People, "I'm just looking forward to being back on my feet as soon as possible and being a part of the show again. I'm so in love with the show, and I'm a very competitive person. It's really sad. It's super frustrating, but I'm going to fine and I'm going to be back in week eight or nine of the show."
Check out the full list of contestants for this new season of "Dancing with the Stars":
Bindi Irwin and Derek Hough
Alexa PenaVega and Mark Ballas
Carlos PenaVega and Witney Carson
Victor Espinoza and Karina Smirnoff
Hayes Grier and Emma Slater
Nick Carter and Sharna Burgess
Chaka Khan and Keo Motsepe
Andy Grammer and Allison Holker
Garey Busey and Anna Trebunskaya
Kim Zolciak and Tony Dovolani
Tamar Braxton and Val Chmerkovskiy
Paula Deen and Louis Van Amstel
Alek Skarlatos and Lindsay Arnold
"Dancing with the Stars" premieres on September 14 on ABC.