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Dancing with the Stars

Dancing with the Stars

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  • Premiered: 
    June 1, 2005
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  • Network: ABC
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Reality
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
    Based on the British series (Strictly Come Dancing) 
  • Subject Matter: Talent
  • Tags: dance, celebrity

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Plot Synopsis

American stars of entertainment, sports, fashion and pop culture are paired with professional dancers, and the dancing pairs compete against each other in weekly dancing elimination challenges. Each week the couple with the smallest number of points -- a combination of scores from a panel of judges and audience votes -- is sent home. Previous winners are: Kelly Monaco (Season 1); Drew Lachey (Season 2); Emmit Smith (Season 3); Apolo Anton Ohno (Season 4); Helio Castroneves (Season 5); Kristi Yamaguchi (Season 6); Brooke Burke (Season 7); Shawn Johnson (Season 8); Donny Osmond (Season 9); Nicole Scherzinger (Season 10); Jennifer Grey (Season 11); Hines Ward (Season 12); J.R. Martinez (Season 13); Donald Driver (Season 14: All-Stars); Melissa Rycroft (Season 15); Kellie Pickler (Season 16); Amber Riley (Season 17); Meryl Davis (Season 18); and Alfonso Ribeiro (Season 19); Rumer Willis (Season 20); Bindi Irwin (Season 21); Nyle DiMarco (Season 22); Laurie Hernandez (Season 23); Rashad Jennings (Season 24).
The 25th edition of DANCING WITH THE STARS premiered on Monday, September 18, 2017 from 8-10pm ET/PT on ABC. This season's lineup of celebrity dancers includes a "Shark," a married couple whose pro partners are also a married couple, a "Pretty Little Liar," a "Property Brother," an '80s pop icon, a WWE superstar and a NBA champion, among others. The celebrities with their professional dance partners heading to the ballroom this season are:

- Barbara Corcoran with Keo Motsepe
- Debbie Gibson with Alan Bersten
- Derek Fisher with Sharna Burgess
- Drew Scott with Emma Slater
- Frankie Muniz with Witney Carson
- Jordan Fisher with Lindsay Arnold
- Lindsey Stirling with Mark Ballas
- Nick Lachey with Peta Murgatroyd
- Nikki Bella with Artem Chigvintsev
- Sasha Pieterse with Gleb Savchenko
- Terrell Owens with Cheryl Burke
- Vanessa Lachey with Maks Chmerkovskiy
- Victoria Arlen with Val Chmerkovskiy

The premiere kicks off with an exciting opening number featuring head judge Len Goodman and the entire DWTS cast, choreographed by the show's own Emmy-winning Mandy Moore.

Each Couple Will Dance to the Following Songs (in alphabetical order):

Barbara Corcoran & Keo Motsepe -- Salsa -- "Money Maker" by Ludacris featuring Pharrell

Debbie Gibson & Alan Bersten -- Foxtrot -- "Lost in Your Eyes" by Debbie Gibson

Derek Fisher & Sharna Burgess -- Salsa -- "Basketball" by Kurtis Blow

Drew Scott & Emma Slater -- Foxtrot -- "Our House" by Madness

Frankie Muniz & Witney Carson -- Foxtrot -- "Sign of the Times" by Harry Styles

Jordan Fisher & Lindsay Arnold -- Tango -- "There's Nothing Holdin' Me Back" by Shawn Mendes

Lindsey Stirling & Mark Ballas -- Cha Cha -- "Don't Worry" by Madcon

Nick Lachey & Peta Murgatroyd -- Cha Cha -- "Come Get It Bae" by Pharrell Williams

Nikki Bella & Artem Chigvintsev -- Tango -- "So What!" by P!nk

Sasha Pieterse & Gleb Savchenko -- Cha Cha -- "Like That" by Fleur East

Terrell Owens & Cheryl Burke -- Cha Cha -- "Ain't Too Proud to Beg" by The Temptations

Vanessa Lachey & Maks Chmerkovskiy -- Cha Cha -- "Woman" by Kesha featuring The Dap-Kings Horns

Victoria Arlen & Val Chmerkovskiy -- Cha Cha -- "Born Ready" by Disco Fries featuring Hope Murphy

For week one, viewers may cast their votes for their favorite couples via phone during and up to 60 minutes after the end of the DWTS broadcast in each time zone. Online voting at at and on Facebook at is open for 24 hours, beginning from the start of each episode on the East Coast at 8pm EDT/5pm PDT and closing at 8pm EDT/5pm PDT on Tuesday evenings.


Other Titles

  • Season 15 title: Dancing with the Stars: All-Stars

Production & Distribution

  • Produced by BBC Worldwide