Entertainment 'Dancing With the Stars' lineup announced The new cast of "Dancing With the Stars." Photo Credit: ABC/Todd Wawrychuk By JULIE GORDON @jbgordon March 4, 2014 1:34 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email “Dancing with the Stars” has a brand new gang of kinda, sorta famous contestants.The Season 18 cast includes new york name Sean Avery — who used to play on the Rangers — as well as a few former sitcom favorites: Danica McKellar, better known as Winnie Cooper of “The Wonder Years” fame, and Candance Cameron Bure, who played DJ Tanner on “Full House.” As usual, a reality star has been thrown into the mix for good measure — this time it’s Nene Leakes of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta.” Drew Carey, swimmer Diana Nyad, Billy Dee Williams, singer Cody Simpson and “Big Time Rush” star James Maslow will also be competing when the show premieres on March 17 on ABC. Athletes Meryl Davis, Charlie White and Amy Purdy round out the list. Of note: There’s a twist this season when it comes to contestant-professional dancer pairings. At one point during the season, celebs will be forced to switch partners. The full list of celebritiy contestants: Candace Cameron BureDanica McKellarDiana NyadNeNe LeakesCody SimpsonDrew CareyMeryl DavisCharlie WhiteAmy PurdySean AveryBilly Dee WilliamsJames Maslow By JULIE GORDON @jbgordon Julie Gordon is the entertainment and style editor at amNewYork, specializing in all things pop culture, celebrity news and fashion. Her work has also appeared in publications including BusinessWeek, Newsday and USA Today. She is a proud alum of The George Washington University. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.