What will become of Dancing With the Stars
this season? Days before the Monday premiere, celebrity contestants Jewel
and Nancy O'Dell
had to withdraw
due to debilitating injuries.
"We're quite used to dealing with emergencies at our show," Dancing
's executive producer Conrad Green
While Green says "casting changes" will be announced live on the premiere, a source close to the production tells PEOPLE that the two new celebrity dancers will perform on Monday night with only several days' worth of rehearsals under their belts.
"It will be a shocking reveal to viewers because these have had little to no rehearsal time," the source says.
This will mean that 13 contestants, as originally planned, will hit the ballroom floor for the two-hour premiere night show on ABC.
When contacted, an ABC spokesperson declined to comment. … Monica Rizzo