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Season 21

"Dancing with the Stars" Season 21 returns on ABC with a celebrity cast who are lacing up their ballroom shoes. The lineup of celebrity dancers includes three platinum-certified music super stars, an Academy Award nominee, a Triple Crown winner, an American Hero, and the show's first ever married couple, to name a few.

The "Dancing with the Stars" 2015 contestants for the fall include the following celebrities and professional partners: Alek Skarlatos & Lindsay Arnold, Alexa PenaVega & Mark Ballas, Andy Grammer & Allison Holker, Bindi Irwin & Derek Hough, Carlos PenaVega & Witney Carson, Chaka Khan & Keo Motsepe, Gary Busey & Anna Trebunskaya, Hayes Grier & Emma Slater, Kim Zolciak Biermann & Tony Dovolani, Nick Carter & Sharna Burgess, Paula Deen & Louis van Amstel, Tamar Braxton & Valentin Chmerkovskiy, and Victor Espinoza & Karina Smirnoff.

Hosted by Emmy Award-winning host Tom Bergeron ("America's Funniest Home Videos") and Erin Andrews (sports host & "Dancing with the Stars" Season 10 finalist), "Dancing with the Stars" is the hit series in which celebrities perform choreographed dance routines which are judged by a panel of renowned ballroom experts including dancer/choreographers Bruno Tonioli, Carrie Ann Inaba and ballroom dancer and Emmy-nominated choreographer Julianne Hough.

"Dancing with the Stars" is produced by BBC Worldwide Productions. Rob Wade, Ashley Edens-Shaffer and Joe Sungkur are executive producers. Alex Rudzinski directs.


Season 20

"Dancing with the Stars" Season 20 returns on ABC with a 10th anniversary celebrity cast strapping on their ballroom shoes. This 20th season's lineup of celebrity dancers includes a television icon, a party rocker, a football star and a Shark, to name a few. The reigning Mirrorball champion, Witney Carson, will be partnered with a surprise celebrity to be announced at a later date, completing the cast of twelve celebrity dance couples.

This season will be filled with surprises as the series celebrates the last 10 years. The show will bring back fan favorite theme nights including Disney and Latin night and also introduce new themes, including Spring Break Night. Viewers will also have more access to the show than ever before with #DWTSAllAccess offering viewers a behind the scenes look with six live stream videos from key positions in the ballroom. Additionally, viewers will have access to the DWTS rehearsal studio like never before, with live streaming videos available throughout the week on ABC.com.

The "Dancing with the Stars" 2015 contestants for the spring include the following celebrities and professional partners: Noah Galloway & Sharna Burgess, Robert Herjavec & Kym Johnson, Patti LaBelle & Artem Chigvintsev, Nastia Liukin & Derek Hough, Riker Lynch & Allison Holker, Charlotte McKinney & Keo Motsepe, Redfoo & Emma Slater, Michael Sam & Peta Murgatroyd, Willow Shields & Mark Ballas, Suzanne Somers & Tony Dovolani, and Rumer Willis & Val Chmerkovskiy.

Hosted by Emmy Award-winning host Tom Bergeron ("America's Funniest Home Videos") and Erin Andrews (sports host & "Dancing with the Stars" Season 10 finalist), "Dancing with the Stars" is the hit series in which celebrities perform choreographed dance routines which are judged by renowned ballroom judge Len Goodman, two-time Mirrorball champ and actress Julianne Hough, and dancer/choreographers Bruno Tonioli and Carrie Ann Inaba.


Season 19

"Dancing with the Stars" Season 19 returns on ABC with a cast of celebrity dancers that includes a fashion icon, a YouTube sensation, a NASCAR legend, and a movie star, to name a few.

The "Dancing with the Stars" 2014 contestants for the fall include the following celebrities and professional partners: actor Jonathan Bennett ("Mean Girls") & new pro Allison Holker, Grammy Award-winning comedian Tommy Chong & Peta Murgatroyd, six-time World Champion and Hall of Famer in the sport of Mixed Martial Arts Randy Couture & Karina Smirnoff, fashion designer Betsey Johnson & Tony Dovolani, Olympic athlete Lolo Jones & new pro Keo Motsepe, YouTube sensation Bethany Mota & Derek Hough, actress Janel Parrish ("Pretty Little Liars") & Valentin Chmerkovskiy, actor Alfonso Ribeiro ("Fresh Prince of Bel-Air") & Witney Carson, reality star Sadie Robertson ("Duck Dynasty") & Mark Ballas, model and actor Antonio Sabato Jr. ("General Hospital") & Cheryl Burke, late-night television talk show host Tavis Smiley & Sharna Burgess, actress Lea Thompson ("Switched at Birth") & international Mirrorball Trophy holder Artem Chigvintsev, and winning professional racecar driver Michael Waltrip & Emma Slater.

Hosted by Emmy Award-winning host Tom Bergeron ("America's Funniest Home Videos") and Erin Andrews (sports host & "Dancing with the Stars" Season 10 finalist), the hit multi-award-winning series features celebrities performing choreographed dance routines which are judged by renowned ballroom judge Len Goodman and dancer/choreographers Bruno Tonioli, Carrie Ann Inaba and ballroom dancer and Emmy-nominated choreographer Julianne Hough.


Season 18

"Dancing with the Stars" Season 18 returns on ABC with including two Olympic Gold Medalists, a game show host, a swimming legend and a teen pop star. 

In a first for the series, the competition will feature a new game changing twist called "The Switch Up." This season, America will be given the power to vote and change celebrities and professional dance pairings. This new rule will affect all couples as they will be required to switch partners at a point in the season. Never before have dance partnerships been split up during the course of competition. 

The "Dancing with the Stars" 2014 contestants for the spring include the following celebrities and professional partners: former pro hockey player Sean Avery & Karina Smirnoff; actress Candace Cameron Bure & Mark Ballas, stand-up comic turned actor and producer Drew Carey & Cheryl Burke, Olympic gold ice dancing medalist Meryl Davis & Maksim Chmerkovskiy, reality television star and actress NeNe Leakes & Tony Dovolani, actor and Big Time Rush boy band member James Maslow & Peta Murgatroyd, actress Danica McKellar & Valentin Chmerkovskiy, long-distance swimmer Diana Nyad & first-timer Henry Byalikov, Paralympic snowboarder Amy Purdy & Derek Hough, pop star Cody Simpson & first-timer Witney Carson, Olympic gold ice dancing medalist Charlie White & Sharna Burgess, and legendary leading actor Billy Dee Williams & Emma Slater.

Hosted by Emmy Award-winning host Tom Bergeron ("America's Funniest Home Videos") and Erin Andrews (sports host & "Dancing with the Stars" Season 10 finalist), "Dancing with the Stars" is the hit series in which celebrities perform choreographed dance routines which are judged by renowned ballroom judge Len Goodman and dancer/choreographers Bruno Tonioli and Carrie Ann Inaba.


Season 17

"Dancing with the Stars" Season 17 returns on ABC with a dynamic lineup of stars — including a sitcom legend, a reality mega-star, a football champion and a pop music sensation.

Season 17 shakes things up by transitioning to a one night, two-hour format. The one-night extravaganza will feature competitive dance, dynamic group performances and musical guests, all building to a climactic elimination. Each week viewers can vote for their favorite dancing performance. Beginning with the second episode, one couple will be eliminated at the end of the show by combining the judges' scores from that night with the public votes from the previous week.

The "Dancing with the Stars" fall 2013 contestants include the following celebrities and professional partners: Elizabeth Berkley Lauren & Valentin Chmerkovskiy, Corbin Bleu & Karina Smirnoff, Brant Daugherty & Peta Murgatroyd, Bill Engvall & first-timer Emma Slater, Valerie Harper & Tristan Macmanus, Keyshawn Johnson & Sharna Burgess, Christina Milian & Mark Ballas, Bill Nye & Mark Ballas, Jack Osbourne & Cheryl Burke, Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi & first-timer Sasha Farber, Leah Remini & Tony Dovolani, and Amber Riley & Derek Hough.

Hosted by Emmy Award-winning host Tom Bergeron ("America's Funniest Home Videos") and Brooke Burke-Charvet ("Dancing with the Stars" Season 7 Champion), "Dancing with the Stars" is the hit series in which celebrities perform choreographed dance routines which are judged by renowned ballroom judge Len Goodman and dancer/choreographers Bruno Tonioli and Carrie Ann Inaba.


Season 16

"Dancing with the Stars" Season 16 features a dynamic lineup of stars — including a country music legend, a figure skating champion, a boxing dynamo, an Olympic Gold medalist and the youngest contestant to ever compete on the show.
   
The "Dancing with the Stars 2013" contestants are Olympic gymnastic gold medalist Aly Raisman, comedians Andy Dick and DL Hughley, Olympic figure skater gold medalist Dorothy Hamill, soap opera star Ingo Rademacher, Super Bowl champion Jacoby Jones, country singer and former "American Idol" finalist Kellie Pickler, reality television star Lisa Vanderpump, boxer Victor Ortiz, country singer Wynonna Judd, and Disney Channel actress and singer Zendaya Coleman.

"Dancing with the Stars" and "Dancing with the Stars: The Results Show" return this season with new surprises and all the performance elements viewers have come to know and love. "Macy's Stars of Dance," featuring some of the best choreographers and performers from the different styles of dance who offer viewers performances that represent the pinnacle of achievement in their genres, will return.
   
The show also welcomes the return of the "AT&T Spotlight Performance," which features and celebrates people whose lives have been changed forever by dance. AT&T is also helping the search to find these performers by allowing fans to nominate potential dancers.

Hosted by Tom Bergeron ("America's Funniest Home Videos") and Brooke Burke-Charvet ("Dancing with the Stars" Season Seven Champion), the celebrities perform choreographed dance routines which will be judged by renowned Ballroom judge Len Goodman and dancer/choreographers Bruno Tonioli and Carrie Ann Inaba.

"Dancing with the Stars" is the U.S. version of the international smash hit series, "Strictly Come Dancing." This version is produced by BBC Worldwide Productions. Conrad Green serves as executive producer and Ashley Edens-Shaffer and Joe Sungkur are co-executive producers. Alex Rudzinski directs.

Season 15

"Dancing with the Stars: All Stars," Season 15 marks the first time prior contestants will return for another chance at winning the coveted mirror ball trophy for a very special All-Star season. From former champions to fan favorites, including a celebrity voted in by fans, the stars will return and will be paired with some of the world's most decorated professional ballroom dancers for the most unforgettable season yet. Week to week these "Dancing with the Stars" alumni will once again compete to impress the judges and the viewers at home in order to be crowned the mirror ball champions.

The All-Star contestants are Kirstie Alley, Pamela Anderson, Helio Castroneves, Joey Fatone, Shawn Johnson, Drew Lachey, Gilles Marini, Kelly Monaco, Apolo Anton Ohno, Bristol Palin, Melissa Rycroft and Emmitt Smith.

In a show first, fans will determine who the final All-Star cast member will be. The three celebrities vying to fill the 13th spot on the cast are Sabrina Bryan, Carson Kressley and Kyle Massey.

"Dancing with the Stars: All-Stars" and "Dancing with the Stars: All-Stars the Results Show" return this season with new surprises and all the performance elements viewers have come to know and love. "Macy's Stars of Dance," featuring some of the best choreographers and performers from the different styles of dance who offer viewers performances that represent the peach of achievement in their genres, will return. The show also welcomes the return of the "AT&T Spotlight Performance," which features and celebrates people whose lives have been changed forever by dance. AT&T is also helping the search to find these performers by allowing fans to nominate potential dancers.

Hosted by Tom Bergeron ("America's Funniest Home Videos") and Brooke Burke-Charvet ("Dancing with the Stars" Season Seven Champion), the celebrities perform choreographed dance routines which will be judged by renowned Ballroom judge Len Goodman and dancer/choreographers Bruno Tonioli and Carrie Ann Inaba.


Season 14

"Dancing with the Stars 2012," Season 14 boasts a dynamic lineup of stars, including This season's dynamic lineup of stars — including a tennis legend, a Disney Channel star, a classical singing star and a music legend.

The "Dancing with the Stars 2012" contestants are Gavin DeGraw, Donald Driver, Roshon Fegan, Melissa Gilbert, Katherine Jenkins, Gladys Knight, William Levy, Maria Menounos, Martina Navratilova, Sherri Shepherd, Jack Wagner and Jaleel White.

"Macy's Stars of Dance," which features some of the best choreographers and performers from different styles of dance and offers viewers performances that represent the peak of achievement in their genres, will return on "Dancing with the Stars the Results Show." One of the "Macy's Stars of Dance" performances will be the popular "Design-a-Dance," where fans have the chance to select their favorite professional dancers, songs and costumes online.
   
Returning this season will be the "AT&T Spotlight Performance," which features and celebrates people whose lives have been changed forever by dance. AT&T is also helping the search to find these performers by allowing fans to nominate potential dancers.
   
Hosted by Tom Bergeron ("America's Funniest Home Videos") and Brooke Burke ("Dancing with the Stars" Season Seven Champion), the celebrities perform choreographed dance routines which will be judged by renowned Ballroom judge Len Goodman and dancer/choreographers Bruno Tonioli and Carrie Ann Inaba.


Season 13

"Dancing with the Stars 2011," Season 13 boasts a dynamic lineup of stars, including a U.S. veteran, an NBA champion, a film and TV star, a TV host and journalist, a Grammy-nominated singer, a supermodel, a reality TV star, a showbiz legacy and activist, and a World Cup star.

The "Dancing with the Stars 2011" contestants are David Arquette, Ron Artest, Chaz Bono, Elisabetta Canalis, Kristin Cavallari, Nancy Grace, Rob Kardashian, Carson Kressley, Ricki Lake, JR Martinez, Chynna Phillips and Hope Solo.

"Dancing with the Stars" returns with a few huge new surprises, plus all the elements viewers have come to know and love. "Macy's Stars of Dance," which features some of the best choreographers and performers from different styles of dance and offers viewers performances that represent the peak of achievement in their genres, will return on "Dancing with the Stars the Results Show." One of the "Macy's Stars of Dance" performances will be the popular "Design-a-Dance," where fans have the chance to select their favorite professional dancers, dance styles, songs and costumes online. New this season will be "AT&T's Spotlight Performance," which features and celebrates people whose lives have been changed forever by dance.

Hosted by Tom Bergeron ("America's Funniest Home Videos") and Brooke Burke ("Dancing with the Stars" Season Seven Champion), the celebrities perform choreographed dance routines which will be judged by renowned Ballroom judge Len Goodman and dancer/choreographers Bruno Tonioli and Carrie Ann Inaba.


Season 12

"Dancing with the Stars 2011," Season 12 boasts a star-studded cast filled with celebrities across a variety of genres — including a boxing legend, a talk-show personality, a Super Bowl Steeler, a former Playboy bunny and a legendary comedic actress.

The "Dancing with the Stars 2011" contestants and their professional dance partners are Kirstie Alley & Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Psycho Mike Catherwood & Lacey Schwimmer, Chris Jericho & Cheryl Burke, Chelsea Kane Staub & Mark Ballas, Sugar Ray Leonard & Anna Trebunskaya, Ralph Macchio & Karina Smirnoff, Lil' Romeo Miller & Chelsie Hightower, Petra Nemcova & Dmitry Chaplin, Hines Ward & Kym Johnson, Kendra Wilkinson & Louis Van Amstel, and Wendy Williams & Tony Dovolani.

The couple with the lowest combined judges' scores and public votes for their performance will be sent home each week.

Hosted by Tom Bergeron ("America's Funniest Home Videos") and Brooke Burke ("Dancing with the Stars" Season Seven Champion), the series will showcase the celebrity contestants performing choreographed dance routines which will be judged by renowned Ballroom judge Len Goodman and dancer/choreographers Bruno Tonioli and Carrie Ann Inaba.


Season 11

"Dancing with the Stars 2010," Season 11 boasts an all-new star-studded cast — including a Grammy Award-winning singer, a Super Bowl MVP quarterback, television's ultimate mom, an NBA champion, Alaska's most famous daughter, and the most watched TV star in the world — will battle each week on the dance floor. The 12 celebrities heading to the dance floor this season are Michael Bolton, Brandy Norwood, Margaret Cho, Rick Fox, Jennifer Grey, David Hasselhoff, Florence Henderson, Kyle Massey, Bristol Palin, Audrina Patridge, Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino and Kurt Warner.

"Dancing with the Stars" returns with new surprises and all the elements viewers have come to know and love. "Macy's Stars of Dance," which features some of the most renowned dancers and choreographers of our time, will be back with performances on "Dancing with the Stars the Results Show." One of the "Macy's Stars of Dance" performances will be the hugely popular "Design-a-Dance," where fans have the chance to select their favorite professional dancers, dance styles and music online.

Hosted by Tom Bergeron ("America's Funniest Home Videos") and Brooke Burke ("Dancing with the Stars" Season Seven Champion), the celebrities perform choreographed dance routines which will be judged by renowned Ballroom judge Len Goodman and dancer/choreographers Bruno Tonioli and Carrie Ann Inaba.


Season 10

"Dancing with the Stars 2010," Season 10, returns with a brand new lineup and all new surprises along with all the elements viewers have come to know and love. The "Dancing with the Stars 2010" lineup includes Buzz Aldrin, Pamela Anderson, Erin Andrews, Shannen Doherty, Kate Gosselin, Evan Lysacek, Niecy Nash, Chad Ochocinco, Jake Pavelka, Nicole Scherzinger and Aiden Turner.

"Macy's Stars of Dance," which features some of the most renowned dancers and choreographers of our time, will be back with performances on "Dancing with the Stars the Results Show." One of the "Macy's Stars of Dance" performances will be the hugely popular "Design-a-Dance," where fans have the chance to select their favorite celebrity dancers, dance styles and wardrobe online. Three weeks of the competition will feature the return of the "Dance Off," where contestants will perform a dance style of their choosing to fight for their spot in the competition, followed by three consecutive single eliminations.

Each week this season, the celebrity and professional dance pairs will perform live choreographed Latin, traditional and contemporary ballroom dance routines to popular live music played by a 17-piece orchestra, led by musical director Harold Wheeler. Viewers may cast their votes for their favorite teams via phone on Monday night during and up to 30 minutes after the "Dancing with the Stars" performance shows. AT&T customers may also text message their votes by texting the word "VOTE" and entering the number that corresponds to the team they want to support (message and data rates may apply). Viewers may also vote online starting from the opening of each episode on the East Coast and until 12:00 Noon, ET the following day.

Hosted by Tom Bergeron ("America's Funniest Home Videos"), the celebrities perform choreographed dance routines which will be judged by renowned Ballroom judge Len Goodman and dancer/choreographers Bruno Tonioli and Carrie Ann Inaba, who all return for their tenth season together.


Season 9

An all new cast of celebrities hits the dance floor of ABC's "Dancing with the Stars" for Season 9. With its biggest season yet, "Dancing with the Stars" Season 9 introduces us to 16 new stars, including an Osmond and an Osbourne, two Grammy Award winning artists, a Cowboy, a model CEO and a former House Majority Leader.

"Dancing with the Stars" returns with new surprises and all the elements viewers have come to know and love, including the Pro Dancer Competition, where world class professional dancers have the opportunity to compete live on the "Results Show" for a guaranteed spot on next season's show. "Macy's Stars of Dance," which features some of the most renowned dancers and choreographers of our time, will also be back on "Dancing with the Stars the Results Show." One of the Macy's Stars of Dance performances will be the hugely popular "Design-a-Dance," where fans have the chance to select their favorite professional dancers, dance styles and wardrobe on ABC online. In addition, couples will once again take part in a team formation dance, and a variety of new elements will be incorporated into routines involving all couples. Four new dance styles — the Bolero, the Charleston, the Two Step and the Lambada — are also going to be introduced. The middle stages of the competition feature the return of the "Dance Off," where contestants will perform a dance style of their choosing to fight for their spot in the competition, and three consecutive double eliminations promise the most dramatic period of "Dancing with the Stars 9."


Season 8

An all new cast of celebrities hits the dance floor for Season 8 on ABC's "Dancing with the Stars." Season Eight introduces us to 13 new stars, including the youngest competitor to date, an NFL legend, a computer icon, a female rapper, three music artists and a "Wildboy." Additionally, "love is a battlefield" when, for the first time, three real life couples take the ballroom floor. Husband and wife Ty Murray and Jewel compete for bragging rights, while newly engaged professional dancers Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Karina Smirnoff go head to head. To top it off, country crooner Chuck Wicks teams with girlfriend and two-time "Dancing with the Stars" champ Julianne Hough.

"Dancing with the Stars" returns with new surprises and all the elements viewers have come to know and love, including the Kids Ballroom competition. "Macy's Stars of Dance," which features some of the most renowned dancers and choreographers of our time, will also be back on "Dancing with the Stars the Results Show," along with its hugely popular "Design a Dance" competition. "Design a Dance" is sponsored by Macy's and made its debut last season. In addition, couples will once again take part in a team dance, group dance and face-off, as well as perform the Argentine Tango and East Coast Swing, a first in the series. And in an exciting new twist, the bottom two couples facing elimination will "Dance Off" to determine who is dismissed in the first weeks of competition.

ABC's "Dancing with the Stars" has grown its audience among viewers and young adults in each of its first five seasons since its debut in Summer 2005, establishing itself as one of television's most popular series. "Dancing with the Stars" has consistently improved its time periods and been a top competitor in those slots. In Fall 2006, "Dancing with the Stars" stood as the second-most-watched program on television, while qualifying as the No. 1 unscripted TV series in Total Viewers (20.7 million). On its third season finale during the 2006 November Sweep (11/15/06), "Dancing with the Stars" achieved the series' most-watched telecast ever with an average audience of 27.7 million viewers.


Season 7

It will be a season of surprises in what promises to be the biggest and most demanding season ever, as 13 celebrities take the ballroom floor for Season 7 of ABC's hit series "Dancing with the Stars." Season 7 marks the largest cast assembled to date, the oldest and youngest competitors ever, and includes two Olympic Gold medalists, a Grammy-winning singer, a television legend, an Oscar winner and a Super Bowl champion. Additionally, all four professional dancers who've previously tasted the thrill of victory return to compete against one another for bragging rights. Can one of them reclaim the mirror ball trophy?





Season 22

 

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