Master P. 'Dancing With The Stars'
Lil’ Romeo was originally tapped to star in the show - which requires competitors to master ballroom dancing – but had to be replaced when he suffered an injury playing basketball.
Master P. will be partnered with Ashly Delgrosso, a professional ballroom dancer who danced with former New Kids on the Block member Joey McIntyre last season.
Each Thursday, the couples perform a ballroom or Latin American dance to be judge by other professional dancers and judges.
Last seasons judges, Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli and Carrie Ann Inaba, return to judge Master P. and other celebrity dancers.
Three-time Super Bowl champ Jerry Rice, WWE star Stacy Keibler, actress Tia Carrere and Emmy Award-winning journalist Giselle Fernandez are also competing.
All of the dancers have gone through extensive training in preparation for the first live show.
Viewers vote for their favorites and the following evening a 30-minute show runs called Dancing with the Stars Result Show.
Couples will the lowest totals are eliminated from the competition.
Last season, the show averaged almost 17 million viewers, weekly making it one of the year’s most successful reality series.
“Dancing with the Stars” debuts with a two-hour special on Jan. 5 at 8pm EST on ABC. “The Dancing with the Stars Result Show” premieres Jan. 6.