'Dancing with the Stars' casting: 'Glee' star Amber Riley for Season 17

dancing-with-the-stars-glee-amber-riley-season-17-mercedes-fox.jpgIs "Dancing with the Stars" going to up its "Glee" factor for Season 17? If the casting rumors about Amber Riley -- who plays diva-in-training Mercedes on the show -- are true, then we can expect a whole lot of happiness on the dance floor.

According to a report from Wetpaint, Riley is a likely contender for "DWTS" in its 17th season, assuming that she isn't too busy with "Glee."

But Riley probably won't be on "Glee" all of the time anyway. Her character has been bumped down to recurring status for the upcoming Season 5. While she is expected to appear in the third episode of the season -- a tribute to Cory Monteith's character, Finn Hudson -- Riley will most likely have some time on her hands otherwise.

That will definitely be enough time for dancing.

Riley herself has hinted that something like this might be coming. On Wednesday (Aug. 28) she posted the following on Instagram:

"HUGE announcement next week hehehehehe! Can't wait to share y'all"

Considering that the official "DWTS" casting announcement will occur on Wednesday, Sept. 4 during "Good Morning America," this seems like it may very well be Amber Riley's big news.

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