Eleven celebrities will step into the Dancing with the Stars ballroom for the first time on Monday night, when the 12th season of the hit ABC series premieres. KIRSTIE ALLEY, RALPH MACCHIO, talk show host WENDY WILLIAMS, reality TV star KENDRA WILKINSON and Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver HINES WARD are among the celebs who will compete for the coveted Mirror Ball trophy this season.

All 11 couples will dance either the foxtrot or the cha cha cha on Monday's show. The first elimination won't take place until Tuesday, March 29th.

Dancing with the Stars returns with a two-hour performance show at 8:00 p.m. Eastern time. Here are the celebrity-pro pairings:

* Kirstie Alley, actress, and Maksim Chmerkovskiy
* "Psycho" Mike Catherwood, co-host of radio program Loveline, and Lacey Schwimmer
* Chris Jericho, pro wrestler/rock star, and Cheryl Burke
* Chelsea Kane, Disney star, and Mark Ballas
* Sugar Ray Leonard, boxer, and Anna Trebunskaya
* Ralph Macchio, star of the original Karate Kid, and Karina Smirnoff
* Petra Nemcova, model, and Dmitry Chaplin
* Romeo, entertainer and son of rapper/former DWTS contestant Master P, and Chelsie Hightower
* Hines Ward, Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver, and Kym Johnson
* Kendra Wilkinson, reality TV star, and Louis Van Amstel
* Wendy Williams, talk show host, and Tony Dovolani

Which is your favorite team?  Kirstie Alley is the biggest star on the show?  I don't know how she got top billing, but I guess she is the most famous to the core demo.  I have a feeling I am going to be watching a lot of this season, since it is a favorite at my house.  DP