John Schneider joins ‘Dancing with the Stars’


We already know from the “Dukes of “Hazzard” theme song that Louisiana resident John Schneider can straighten the curves and flatten the hills. But can he dance?

We’re about to find out.

Schneider was announced Wednesday (Sept. 12) as one of the 13 celebrities who will compete in the upcoming 27th season of the ABC competition series “Dancing with the Stars.” He will be paired with professional ballroom dancer Emma Slater.

“I’m working on it,” Schneider said when asked about his dancing skills Wednesday during a cast reveal on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” which was followed up by an official press release from the network.

“I have a wonderful teacher,” Schneider added, motioning to Slater. “And I’m listening and I’m watching and I’m trying to do the best I can. I’m doing my best.”

He’ll be joined by fellow celebrities including former NFL player DeMarcus Ware, social media model Alexis Ren, former “Facts of Life” star Nancy McKeon, former Olympic gymnast Mary Lou Retton, comedian Nikki Glaser, radio personality Bobby Bones, Paralympian Danelle Umstead, “Harry Potter” actress Evanna Lynch, former “Bachelor in Paradise” star Joe “Grocery Store Joe” Amabile, actor and singer Juan Pablo Di Pace, actor Milo Manheim and singer Tinashe.

The 27th season of “Dancing with the Stars” is scheduled to premiere at 7 p.m. CT on Sept. 24.