Actor Clark Gregg, or better known to us, Agent Phil Coulson of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, will be competing in season 17 of ABC's hit reality-television show, Dancing With The Stars.

At last night's 23rd Annual Television Critics & Media Dinner, TMZ spoke with Senior Vice President of ABC Reality Television Programming, Buddy Rydell. During the conversation Mr. Rydell was asked which celebrities might be joining the cast of season 17 of Dancing With The Stars.

    "Season 17 is so, so far away, I really don't even want to think about it right now. Especially, since we just started season 16 a few weeks ago. Which by the way is going really, really well. We at ABC, are so delighted with the ratings. All of the key demographics have been experiencing moderate upticks. Which I'm sure I don't have to tell you, it's really rare for a show that has been on the air as long as they have. I can offer you this morsel, we recently received confirmation that... Clark Gregg will be joining the cast. We just have to make sure that there are no scheduling conflicts with Joss' (Whedon) show, and then we can proceed with a formal announcement. Although I think you can pencil him in, I feel that confident. He'll make a great addition to the cast and I anticipate the audience is gonna just fall in love with him. Funny, we've been pursuing Clark, off and on for a few years now, ever since his wife, Jennifer (Grey), was competing on season 11. Or maybe that was season 12, I don't even know any more."

What makes this so intriguing is that Clark's wife, Jennifer Grey ("Dirty Dancing") didn't just compete on Dancing With The Stars (season 11), but actually won it. Her and her partner Derek Hough hold the record for the most perfect 30s in a season, with a total of six. Perhaps Clark Gregg can best his wife with seven perfect 30s? I'll certainly be rooting for him, that's for damn sure.

Clark Gregg will next been seen in Joss Whedon's S.H.I.E.L.D. pilot, which will also air on ABC. It's quite possible that Gregg was asked to be on DWTS as a way to promote Joss' new show, but that is just speculation on my part. I would assume it would be a great way to increase Gregg's star power with different demographics. As of right now only the teens and young adults know Gregg, and that's from minor, but pivotal roles in the first two Iron Man films, Thor, and of course Whedon's monster blockbuster The Avengers.

Hopefully Clark Gregg is paired up with a phenomenal dancer, as I think most of us would go nuts if he came away with the prestigious Mirror Ball trophy. Good Luck Clark!

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CavEl - 4/1/2013, 12:18 AM
This is really funny...April Fools. -_-
CoulsonLives - 4/1/2013, 12:19 AM
Cerebro - 4/1/2013, 12:24 AM
Dancing with a life model decoy
jlabatman0511 - 4/1/2013, 12:25 AM
Every article posted on here today will be scrutinized for validity being April Fool's Day!
Jollem - 4/1/2013, 12:26 AM
GetsugaTensho22 - 4/1/2013, 12:26 AM
This is too stupid and mundane to be an April Fool's joke. I call legit.
santoanderson - 4/1/2013, 12:30 AM
It's been April 1st for just a couple hours and the pranks are already old.
TheAmazingSpidey63 - 4/1/2013, 12:33 AM
The next few articles to come today:

COMICS: Lettered Preview Of GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Reveals Shocking News; Iron-Man Is Actually Black!

RUMOR: Will Miles Morale Be Appearing in TASM2?

CBM: Teabag Is Actually Gusto's Long Lost Father!!

GI JOE: RETALITION: Channing Tatum To Reprise Role as 'Duke' In Sequel

Lmao, gotta love April Fool's Day. ;D
CoulsonLives - 4/1/2013, 12:34 AM
How long does it take to upload an article?
TheAmazingSpidey63 - 4/1/2013, 12:36 AM
@CoulsonLives - Ehh, after submitting your draft for your article, it usually takes about 10 minutes or less for it to be published.
DEATHbyEXILE - 4/1/2013, 12:39 AM
jlabatman0511 - 4/1/2013, 12:40 AM
@CoulsonLives Shouldn't you be more concerned with your performance on DWTS? My goodness man, you need to practice so you don't embarass yourself!
CoulsonLives - 4/1/2013, 12:42 AM
@jlabatman I know I can kick the asses of everyone else on the dance floor. XD
AmazingFantasy - 4/1/2013, 12:46 AM


/april fools?/
jlabatman0511 - 4/1/2013, 12:50 AM
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CoulsonLives - 4/1/2013, 1:00 AM
XD Check out my new article on Robert Redford.
SCURVYDOG619 - 4/1/2013, 1:25 AM
LordOfTheZegaRealm - 4/1/2013, 1:32 AM
Coulson can take out several people at once but can he dance.
SnapperCarr - 4/1/2013, 2:27 AM
I'm a DC fan, and sorry to if I come across as sadistic but it would be funny if you guys posted an April's Fools article saying 'Justice League' movie announced.
pro346 - 4/1/2013, 2:42 AM
If this isn't a joke.....the avengers was already full of cheese this just makes that little more cheesy! Coming back from the dead and now this.
SCURVYDOG619 - 4/1/2013, 2:48 AM
@Snapper: 'Sadistic' would be announcing Nolan was directing Justice League.

As a trilogy.

AC1 - 4/1/2013, 4:27 AM
@nail... I... this just... my brain! Overload! I mean, is this an April Fool's prank or not? My head hurts :(
loki668 - 4/1/2013, 4:39 AM
This would be hysterical if it was true (but no, it's not). It would be even funnier if Tom Hiddleston came out and stabbed him from behind during his performance!

Lord Loki has spoken
loki668 - 4/1/2013, 4:45 AM
I'm waiting for a joke article stating that WB has finally committed to the Justice League film. Or, hopefully, WB really committing to it.

Lord Loki has spoken
Fogs - 4/1/2013, 5:15 AM
@imadick - hahahahah genious!
LFANCH - 4/1/2013, 5:29 AM
@AlexTheKaiser You know that Chris Hemsworth was on the Australian version of DWTS before he played Thor, right?
Mysterion - 4/1/2013, 6:09 AM
So every article CBM puts up will be an April fools joke? It was the same crap last year...95% of the articles were jokes. I hate April 1st...yeah I guess I will log back on tomorrow.
SnapperCarr - 4/1/2013, 6:19 AM
@Scurvydog I'd actually be okay if Nolan did a JL movie if it had a similar tone and feel to MOS.
TheAmazingSpidey63 - 4/1/2013, 10:38 AM
@Gusto - Well, that explains quite a bit, LoL. ;P
TheAmazingSpidey63 - 4/1/2013, 11:51 AM
Well, to be honest, the resemblance is uncanny.



.....*shivers* Scary. Just......Damn....

pro346 - 4/1/2013, 2:32 PM
@imadick you mad? Avengers fan girls so easy to upset!
pro346 - 4/1/2013, 2:34 PM
@fogs clearly you ain't no genius if you can't even spell the word.....
manofmidgard - 4/1/2013, 4:16 PM
i hope this is an april fool's gag. oh well it would make his death scene more enjoyable i guess.
nach1wan - 4/1/2013, 5:45 PM
a good april fools joke would be that jk simmons is coming to tasm 2... actually, why not?

here's to cave johnson for tasm 2!
mgeoff88 - 4/1/2013, 10:35 PM
All that S.H.I.E.L.D. training has taught Coulson to be light on his feet. :P

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