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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).
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On Tuesday, May 23, 2017 from 8:30-11pm ET (live)/PT (tape), ABC premiered the 2.5-hour Season 24 finale of DANCING WITH THE STARS, as the three finalists -- Rashad Jennings & Emma Slater; Normani Kordei & Valentin Chmerkovskiy; and David Ross & Lindsay Arnold -- advance to the final stage of the competition. The night kicks off with a rousing opening number, featuring a reunion of all 12 of this season's couples, along with judges Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli, Carrie Ann Inaba and Julianne Hough, and hosts Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews. Exciting season finale performances include Academy Award-nominated actress Hailee Steinfeld performing her latest single, "Most Girls"; OneRepublic performing their latest hit, "No Vacancy," alongside a dance by Sharna Burgess and Gleb Savchenko; and Lady Antebellum performing their hit song, "You Look Good," alongside a dance with Witney Carson, Hayley Erbert, Artem Chigvintsev and Gleb Savchenko. Also, from ABC's upcoming new adaptation of DIRTY DANCING, celebrating the 30th anniversary year of the iconic film, Colt Prattes, who portrays Johnny, and DWTS Season 10 champion Nicole Scherzinger, who plays Penny, will dance to the hit song from the movie, "Do You Love Me?" The TV musical movie event airs Wednesday, May 24 (8-11 pm ET/PT) on ABC. Additionally, fans will get a sneak peek at the "Dancing with the Stars: Live! -- Hot Summer Nights" tour that will be traveling across America over this summer.

There will also be separate girls and guys' numbers. The girls' number features Heather Morris and female Pros and Troupe dancing to "River" by Bishop Briggs, and the guys' number incorporates the male Pros and Troupe dancing to "That's What I Like" by Bruno Mars.

In the last element of competition, the three couples will perform a new routine as part of a 24-Hour Fusion Challenge. The couples will fuse two contrasting dance styles that they've performed this season, and they'll have less than 24 hours to prepare that dance for judges' points.

The viewer votes and judges' points from May 15 and May 22 will be combined along with the judges' points from the 24-Hour Fusion Challenge to determine the winner. At the end of the night, a champion will be named, and the winner will be presented with the coveted Mirrorball trophy.

One week earlier -- on Tuesday, May 16 -- ABC announced that DWTS will return for a 25th season this Fall, airing 8-10pm on Mondays.

Cast

Other Titles

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

Production & Distribution

  • Produced by BBC Worldwide