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Famous race car driver Frankie Muniz to return to TV for Dancing With The Stars

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Frankie Muniz largely disappeared from TV after the end of Malcolm In The Middle, transforming himself into a sort of kids’ version of a modern renaissance man. Every now and then, he’d pop up in the news, revealing that he was now a race car driver, or a rock musician. (Fingers crossed that he’ll someday score “astronaut,” “cowboy,” and “king president,” too.) Now, Muniz has signed on for his first regular TV gig in years, one that celebrates yet another set of his eclectic skills: ABC’s Dancing With The Stars.

Variety reports that Muniz—who recently popped up as himself on an episode of Preacher—has signed on for the long-running reality show, where he’ll be paired up with professional dancer Witney Carson. Muniz’s competition in the show’s 25th season will include the usual collection of athletes, TV stars, and various other cultural personalities, including football player Terrell Owens, pop singer Debbie Gibson, Pretty Little Liars star Sasha Pieterse, Nick and Vanessa Lachey, and former Paralympian-turned-ESPN-correspondent Victoria Arlen, a woman whose story is so aggressively inspirational that all of the other dancers—even the indefatigable Muniz—should probably just throw in the towel right now. (But hey, it’s not like we’re the boss of him now.)


You can see the full list of competitors (and their professional dancing partners) right here.

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