Nancy, Chaz, Arquette, oh my!!! ABC has announced its new cast for the upcoming season of Dancing with The Stars… and it has an eclectic mix of characters! This looks like it will be a great season!

Nancy Grace. T strongly opinionated, passionate TV host was the go-to destination for anything everything Casey Anthony on HLN. A truly brilliant choice.

Ricki Lake. After getting her start in John Waters films, she became an enormously popular talk show host…. then she focused on motherhood. Now she’s prepping to return to the talk show scene in fall 2012. A great way to reach a new audience.

David Arquette. Ex-husband of Courteney Cox. Actor.

Chaz Bono. Formerly known as Chastity, the daughter of Cher has since undergone gender reassignment surgery. She is now the subject of the Emmy winning documentary Becoming Chaz.

Ron Artest. The forward from the Los Angeles Lakers.

Kristin Cavallari. The former star of MTV’s The Hills and Laguna Beach

Rob Kardashian. The younger brother of Kourtney, Kim and Khloe. Works as a talent manager.

J.R. Martinez. All My Children actor

Hope Solo. Goal keeper playing for the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team.

Elisabetta Canalis. Yeah, she’s an actress. But she also dated George Clooney until he broke it off. A lot of people are probably more interested in that storyline than her resume.

Chynna Phillips. Her hit song with Wilson Phillips “Hold On…(for one more day” is making somewhat of a comeback, thanks to it’s significance in the movie “Bridesmaids.” Now Phillips herself is ripe for a comeback herself.

Carson Kressley. Best known for Queer Eye for The Straight Guy and How to Look Good Naked has a show on OWN called Carson Nation.

Just who all these celebs with be dancing with is announced separately… on ABC’s Good Morning America.