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    FILE - This March 17, 2010 file photo shows actress Kirstie Alley at the premiere for the film "The Runaways" at the Landmark Sunshine Theater in New York. ABC says an "All-Star" edition of the competition show will bring back 12 former rivals including Pamela Anderson, Kristie Alley, and Bristol Palin. In a break from the past, viewers can vote online for the 13th contestant from three former contestants including actors Kyle Massey and Sabrina Bryan and celebrity stylist Carson Kressley. The celebrity dance competition series returns on ABC on Sept. 24. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini, file)
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    FILE - In this Nov. 26, 2007 file photo released by ABC, Helio Castroneves, right, and his partner Julianne Hough react to their scores by the judges after competing on the celebrity dance competition series "Dancing with the Stars." ABC says an "All-Star" edition of the competition show will bring back 12 former rivals including Pamela Anderson, Kristie Alley, Bristol Palin and previous winner Castroneves. In a break from the past, viewers can vote online for the 13th contestant from three former contestants including actors Kyle Massey and Sabrina Bryan and celebrity stylist Carson Kressley. The celebrity dance competition series returns on ABC on Sept. 24. (AP Photo/ABC, Carol Kaelson)
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    FILE - This Feb. 4, 2011 file photo shows actress Pamela Anderson arriving to host the Dallas SuperBash 2011 Super Bowl party at the Fashion Industry Gallery in Dallas, Texas. ABC says an "All-Star" edition of the competition show will bring back 12 former rivals including Pamela Anderson, Kristie Alley, and Bristol Palin. In a break from the past, viewers can vote online for the 13th contestant from three former contestants including actors Kyle Massey and Sabrina Bryan and celebrity stylist Carson Kressley. The celebrity dance competition series returns on ABC on Sept. 24.(AP Photo/Evan Agostini, file)
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BEVERLY HILL, Calif. >> “Dancing with the Stars” is repeating some steps for its fall season.

An “All-Star” edition of the ABC competition show will bring back 12 former rivals including Pamela Anderson, Kirstie Alley and Bristol Palin.

Former ‘NSync member Joey Fatone and gymnast Shawn Johnson will also be returning, ABC announced Friday.

Other contestants include:

— “General Hospital” star Kelly Monaco.

— Former 98 Degrees boy-band member Drew Lachey.

— Super Bowl champ Emmitt Smith.

— Indianapolis 500 winner Helio Castroneves.

— Olympic medalist speed skater Apolo Anton Ohno.

— “The Bachelor” star Melissa Rycroft.

— Actor Gilles Marini.

In a break from the past, viewers can vote online for the 13th contestant from three former contestants including actors Kyle Massey and Sabrina Bryan and celebrity stylist Carson Kressley.

“This is about giving the viewers a treat, and breaking the rhythm of the show,” said executive producer Conrad Green during a session of the Television Critics Association conference.

“Dancing” returns on ABC on Sept. 24.

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