DWTS Season 19 – GMA Pro Watch!! (Live Blog)

Hi all!! Decided to start a new post because the other one was getting cluttered and would be hard to read for anyone coming back for the first time in a while. Click to read the old post.

I was watching GMA at the beginning and they teased nothing – which means I have to wait until they go to the first commercial. Boo.

ETA: Vogue here! GMA just said the announcement was soon coming. Will Derek Hough be back, they ask? We will soon find out!!

ETA: I’m back! They just teased it again, not mentioning any single pro, but showing Cheryl and Drew.

ETA: They just showed their play room with all the screens with big question marks and asked “Maks? Derek? Who will be back and what will their role be??”

ETA4: Okay, there are four pros in studio. I’m guessing Cheryl and Mark. Not sure of the other two. And then they show a child photo of Karina – I take it as she’s IN. They showed Maks/Meryl, Derek’s Ameska Macy’s and Cheryl/Drew – clues.

ETA5: Latest tease shows Derek and Jennie Garth and says 8:22 is the time for the reveal. Ask again about Derek and Maks’ role.ย Asked if they would be going “head to head”. Um, yeah, Derek is super competitive. :::rolls eyes:::

ETA6: Cheryl is in Studio and competing. Tony is in studio. Karina also in studio, along with Val. Switch up is back. Results show the first two weeks. Len gone for part of season. There will be some “guest judges”. COMMERCIAL/Local News Break.

ETA7: Next…Mark Ballas. See below for the rest. Can’t say I’m happy Derek is back. No vacay for Heidi. ๐Ÿ™‚ ย I was typing as I went and just realized no Sharna. Kinda devastated about that. ย Also, no Gleb in the pro lineup despite his wife’s tweet. He must be back in the troupe.ย 

The starting positions below are based on the individual pro’s status last season. Troupe is still unknown.

Male Pros for Season 19
Derek – IN
Val – IN
Tony -IN
Mark – IN
Keokantse Motsepeย – IN
Artem – IN

Female Pros for Season 19
Cheryl – IN
Peta – IN
Karina – IN
Emma – IN
Witney – IN
Allison Holker – IN

Out for the Season
Maksim Chmerkovskiy – Likely out for good
Henry – OUT as Pro
Sharna – Out as Pro



Former Pros, Status Unknown
Tyne Steckline – Likely Out
Gleb Savchenko – Likely Out
Tristan MacManus – Pro on Strictly Come Dancing (UK)
Anna Trebunskaya
Louis Van Amstel
Kym Johnson – Judging Aussie version?
Lacey Schwimmer
Julianne Hough – on the list only because she didn’t rule it out like normal

The Troupe
Lindsay Arnold –
Sasha Farber –
Artem Chigvintsev –
Jenna Johnson –

Super Troupers, Past
Oksana Dmytrenko –
Kiki Nyemchek –
Nicole Volynets –
Ted Volynets –
Dasha Chesnokova –
Julian Tocker –

Potential Future Troupers??
Armen Way
Serge Onik
Tanisha Belnap
Marcquet Hill