The 18th-season opener begins with 12 celebrities, including Drew Carey, Billy Dee Williams, Candace Cameron Bure, NeNe Leakes and Cody Simpson. In a new twist, viewers get to vote to switch the stars' dance pairings at a certain point in the season. Also: Jason Derulo performs.
The first elimination of the season occurs after the second week of performances.
Another elimination occurs after the third week of performances, and Robin Roberts serves as a guest judge. The theme for the dances is "The Most Memorable Year of Their Life."
The remaining celebrities and their partners take to the floor once again as they attempt to impress both the judges and the viewers at home.
The contestants compete against one another in the fifth week of the competition, before another couple is eliminated.
The remaining celebrities and their dance partners take to the floor for the sixth time as they attempt to impress the judges and the viewers at home.