There remains to be no "definite" season 10 pick-up for Dancing with the Stars, but ABC wouldn't dare cancel this show, would it? For host Tom Bergeron, the ratings slide last season shouldn't be a case for concern, and as things stand, he says, things look OK en route to its targeted March 22 premiere.
Some attribute last season's ratings dip to disinterest toward the cast as a whole, weird and perhaps unexpected since because it featured the largest number of celebs - 17 - ever. No word yet on who the personalities next season will be, but names floated include Kate Gosselin, Jennifer Grey, Jermain Dupri, and Levi Johnston. The host's lips are sealed, though.
"I remind them that when my wife was pregnant with the first of our two daughters, for six months, I knew she was going to have a girl, but she did not want to know. If I could keep the sex of our child secret from my own wife for six months, then keeping the names of celebrities from friends is a walk in the park."
Bergeron, who also hosts America's Funniest Home Videos, returns to introducing funny home vids in January.