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La Jolla Native Danica McKellar To Compete on 'Dancing with the Stars'

The Dancing with the Stars spring season premiere will air March 17.

Danica McKellar. Photo Credit: Jason Kempin/Getty Images
Danica McKellar. Photo Credit: Jason Kempin/Getty Images

La Jolla native Danica McKellar and The Price is Right host Drew Carey were among the dozen cast members named today for the spring season of ABC's Dancing with the Stars.

McKellar, likely best known her for role as Winnie on The Wonder Years, is now a best-selling author and education advocate. McKellar, 39, is partnered with professional dancer Valentin Chmerkovskiy.

The other cast members announced on Good Morning America were:

  • former Los Angeles Kings left wing Sean Avery
  • reality television personality and actress Nene Leakes
  • distance swimmer Diana Nyad
  • 17-year-old pop star Cody Simpson
  • Paralympic snowboarder Amy Purdy
  • actor Billy Dee Williams
  • actor James Maslow
  • actress Candace Cameron Bure
  • Olympic gold medal winning ice dancers Meryl Davis and Charlie White

The Dancing with the Stars spring season premiere will air March 17.

One rule change has been made—viewers will be able to vote to change the celebrities' professional dance partners. All the couples will be required to switch partners at a  point in the season.

—City News Service contributed to this report.

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