Dancing with the Stars Juniors: Adam Rippon Joins as Judge

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Dancing with the Stars: Juniors has found its three judges!

The good thing for fans of Dancing with the Stars, these new judges are no stranger to the ABC juggernaut. 

Olympic figure skater Adam Rippon, Dancing with the Stars pro Val Chmerkovskiy and choreographer, Mandy Moore will be the judges on the spin-off of the main series. 

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The news was revealed on Monday's Good Morning America. 

Rippon appeared on Dancing with the Stars: Athletes earlier this year, and towered above the competition with pro, Jenna Johnson. 

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It was a concentrated season, but Adam was the early favorite because his dancing was solid from the get-go, and he improved week-to-week, which is what viewers look for. 

Val Chmerkovskiy

As for Chmerkovskiy, he has appeared as a pro on 13 seasons of Dancing with the Stars and is a favorite with viewers. 

Moore has produced several routines for both Dancing with the Stars and even the Fox reality series, So You Think You Can Dance. 

Her biggest claim to fame, however, is that she choreographed La La Land. That movie went on to win several awards, 

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Dancing with the Stars: Juniors has landed a spot on ABC's fall schedule and will begin airing on Sundays from October 7th. 

It remains to be seen whether there will be viewer fatigue because the regular series will continue to air on Mondays in the fall. 

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The competitors have yet to be confirmed by the network, but The Blast recently reported that Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Thompson will be part of the cast and has been attending rehearsals. 

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As always, we'll keep you up to speed on any casting news as it is reported!

What are your thoughts on the judging panel?

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Paul Dailly is the Associate Editor for TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter.

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