Master P. 'Dancing With The Stars'

Mogul/rapper Master

P. is replacing his son, rapper/actor Lil’ Romeo in the upcoming reality

competition, “Dancing With the Stars,” debuting in 2006 on ABC.

Lil’ Romeo was originally tapped to star in the show -

which requires competitors to master ballroom dancing – but had to be

replaced when he suffered an injury playing basketball.

Master P. will be partnered with Ashly Delgrosso, a professional

ballroom dancer who danced with former New Kids on the Block member Joey McIntyre

last season.

Each Thursday, the couples perform a ballroom or Latin American

dance to be judge by other professional dancers and judges.

Last seasons judges, Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli and Carrie Ann

Inaba, return to judge Master P. and other celebrity dancers.

Three-time Super Bowl champ Jerry Rice, WWE star Stacy Keibler,

actress Tia Carrere and Emmy Award-winning journalist Giselle Fernandez are

also competing.

All of the dancers have gone through extensive training in preparation

for the first live show.

Viewers vote for their favorites and the following evening a

30-minute show runs called Dancing with the Stars Result Show.

Couples will the lowest totals are eliminated from the competition.

Last season, the show averaged almost 17 million viewers, weekly

making it one of the year’s most successful reality series.


with the Stars” debuts with a two-hour special on Jan. 5 at 8pm EST on

ABC. “The Dancing with the Stars Result Show” premieres Jan. 6.