Cheryl and Jenna and (newbie alert) Brandon, oh my! (original images ABC)

Here Are the "DWTS" Season 27 Pros—Including a Two-Time Champ and a Ballroom Power Couple

We are less than a month out from the 27th—twenty-seventh—season of "Dancing with the Stars"! The latest iteration of the be-sequined show kicks off (literally) September 24th on ABC. And while we still don't know which celebs will be taking to the ballroom floor (only that the group won't include any athletes), we were just gifted the names of the 13 pros who'll be squiring them.


Highlights from the list include Cheryl Burke, returning for a shot at her third Mirrorball Trophy; newly-engaged lovebirds Jenna Johnson and Val Chmerkovskiy, which, so many #couplegoals; and newbie pro Brandon Armstrong, a longtime standout member of the "DWTS" troupe.

See the full lineup below. And don't forget—this fall will also feature the much-anticipated debut of "Dancing with the Stars: Juniors," which premieres October 7th! Find out more about the young talents who'll be blowing up the ballroom here.

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