Since no one has started a thread yet, I'll get the ball rolling. Cast list shamelessly stolen from the earlier thread announcing the cast: Chaz Bono / Lacey Schwimmer Kristin Cavallari / Mark Ballas Robert Kardashian / Cheryl Burke Carson Kressley / Anna Trebunskaya Ricki Lake / Derek Hough J.R. Martinez / Karina Smirnoff Hope Solo / Maksim Chmerkovskiy Chynna Phillips / Tony Dovolani David Arquette / Kym Johnson Elisabetta Canalis / Valentin Chmerkovskiy (Maksim's brother) Ron Artest / Peta Murgatroyd (new Pro) Nancy Grace / Tristan McManus (new Pro) In deference to the people who may not have watched yet, I'm not going to mention right away who got sent home last night, or comment much on the performances. Big changes this season! HUGE fancy new set. And unlike previous years, we get one big show with everyone dancing, and then results this week with someone going home. Plus there's an extra "meet the cast" hour with behind-the-scenes stuff. I'm happy to report that some of the best parts of the show have not changed -- Tom Bergeron is just as adept at making funny quips as ever. IMHO the show was end-loaded, with some of the best performances coming toward the end of the show. So if you watch the beginning and you don't like the performances, just skip ahead to the next one. There will be good stuff before the end of the show. One small spoiler: I'm always happy when my favorite performance (not necessarily the best performance of the night, but my favorite) is the encore, and this week the judges obliged. So, who else is watching this season? What did you think of the premiere?