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Latest ‘Dancing’ contestants announced

gl_19-Amber-Sngl_2270.rcCelebrities (and that word comes with finger quotes) for season 17 of “Dancing With the Stars” were announced this morning and the lineup includes the usual mix of TV personalities, athletes and people who should never try dancing.

This year’s battles will be a little different as the reality competition series is set to air only once during the week. That means competitions and eliminations will be in the same Monday night show. The action starts at 8 p.m. Sept. 16 on KFSN (Channel 30.1)

Here are the early odds:

“Glee” star Amber Riley and Derek Hough. 2-1

“High School Musical” star Corbin Bleu and Karina Smirnoff. 3-1

Singer/actress Christina Milian and Mark Ballas. 5-1

“Pretty Little Liars” actor Brant Daugherty and Peta Murgatroyd. 7-1

Reality show star Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi and Sasha Farber. 7-1

Sitcom legend Valerie Harper and Tristan MacManus. 8-1

Former NFL star Keyshawn Johnson and Sharna Burgess. 8-1

Reporter/reality show star Jack Osbourne and Cheryl Burke. 12-1

Sitcom actress Leah Remini and Tony Dovolani. 15-1

Actress Elizabeth Berkley Lauren and Valentin Chmerkovskiy. 15-1

Comedian Bill Engvall and Emma Slater. 20-1

Science guy Bill Nye and Tyne Stecklein. 50-1

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