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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); Jordan Fisher (Season 25); Adam Rippon (Season 26).
Season 27 of DANCING WITH THE STARS kicks off with a two-night premiere, beginning Monday, September 24, 2018 from 8-10pm ET/PT on ABC and continuing Tuesday, september 25 from 8-10pm. This season's lineup of celebrity dancers includes an AMERICAN IDOL mentor, the first-ever blind contestant to take part in the show, an alumnus from Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, a Duke of Hazzard, an Olympic Gold medal-winning gymnast and a BACHELOR NATION favorite, among others. Hosted by two-time Emmy-winning host Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews, DANCING WITH THE STARS is the series in which celebrities perform choreographed dance routines that are judged by a panel of renowned ballroom experts, including head judge, Len Goodman, and dancers/choreographers Bruno Tonioli and Carrie Ann Inaba. The celebrities with their professional dance partners heading to the ballroom this season (in alphabetical order) are the following:

- Alexis Ren with Alan Bersten
- Bobby Bones with Sharna Burgess
- Danelle Umstead with Artem Chigvintsev
- DeMarcus Ware with Lindsay Arnold
- Evanna Lynch with Keo Motsepe
- Joe 'Grocery Store Joe' Amabile with Jenna Johnson
- John Schneider with Emma Slater
- Juan Pablo Di Pace with Cheryl Burke
- Mary Lou Retton with Sasha Farber
- Milo Manheim with Witney Carson
- Nancy McKeon with Val Chmerkovskiy
- Nikki Glaser with Gleb Savchenko
- Tinashe with Brandon Armstrong

On Monday, September 24 from 8-10pm, the show kicks off off with an opening number featuring the full cast dancing to Erin Boheme's "I Won't Dance," choreographed by the show's own Emmy-winning Mandy Moore. Each couple will perform a jive, cha cha, foxtrot, salsa or quickstep, vying for America's vote for the first time. There will not be an elimination on this night. For week one, viewers may cast their votes for their favorite DANCING WITH THE STARS couples via phone and online at on Monday night, beginning from the start of the episode on the East Coast at 8pm EDT/5pm PDT and closing at 4am EDT/1am PDT on Tuesday.

On Tuesday, September 25 from 8-10pm, the 13 celebrities get ready to hit the ballroom floor once again, with a lot riding on their final scores. The night kicks off with an opening number, featuring all of the pros dancing to "The Greatest Show" from "The Greatest Showman" soundtrack, choreographed by Mandy Moore. Also, as a special treat, singer/actress/model Mackenzie Ziegler will perform her hit song, "Wonderful." In addition, the cast of DANCING WITH THE STARS: JUNIORS, which premieres on Sunday, Oct. 7 at 8pm EDT, take the stage to be revealed. The youngest cast ever, featuring 12 celebrity kids and professional junior ballroom dancers, hit the ballroom floor, sparkle up their wardrobe and break in their dancing shoes as they ready themselves for what will be an unforgettable journey. Each couple will be mentored by one of DANCING WITH THE STARS' professional and troupe dancers. The JUNIORS cast will then complete a performance to DNCE's "Dance." Additionally, the JUNIORS pros will also perform a dance to "Born Ready" (by Disco Fries featuring Hope Murphy). Both numbers are choreographed by Mandy Moore. Each DANCING WITH THE STARS couple will prepare a jive, cha cha, foxtrot, salsa or quickstep. At the end of the night, one couple will be eliminated.


Other Titles

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

Production & Distribution

  • Produced by BBC Worldwide