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March 2nd, 2007 2:38pm EST
John RatzenbergerJohn Ratzenberger is replacing Sopranos star Vincent Pastore on Dancing With the Stars, according to press reports. Ratzenberger played mailman Cliff Claven on Cheers and is also known as the host of “Made In America” on the Travel Channel.

ABC reports that Ratzenberger, 59, previously turned down an offer to join the show due to previous commitments.

Pastore, 60, claims the strenuous nature of the competition was overwhelming and he was unable to appear on the series' upcoming fourth season.

“Dancing With The Stars” returns March 19 and will also include Billy Ray Cyrus, Joey Fatone and Paul McCartney’s estranged wife Heather Mills.