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Dancing With the Stars (US)

Dancing With the Stars (US)


Dancing with the Stars is a series that pairs a celebrity with a professional dance partner as they train and then compete in front of a studio audience in a televised dance competition. The pairs will be judged by a panel of experts and also by viewers at home, with one couple being eliminated each week.

In each round of competition, each couple will demonstrate how well their training and rehearsing has paid off, by performing a choreographed routine.

At the end of each performance, judges will give each couple a score. At the end of the broadcast, viewers will be instructed on how to call in and cast their vote for their favorite couple. In the results show the next day, one couple will be eliminated.

Dancing with the Stars has broad appeal, offering viewers dazzling costumes, dancing, celebrity gossip, behind-the-scenes training and contemporary music performed by a live 15-piece band. The format is a hit both in the U.S. and internationally. Dancing with the Stars is the U.S. version of the international smash hit series, Strictly Come Dancing.

Dancing with the Stars (Season Eight) aired Monday at 8pm (Performance Show) and Tuesday at 9:00 (Results Show).
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The finale of this years competition and Eliminated couples return to perform; musical performances; a winner is chosen.

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Cast
Tom BergeronTom Bergeron
As Himself (Host)
Erin AndrewsErin Andrews
As Herself (S010 Contestant - 3rd Place, Co-Host S018-present)
Len GoodmanLen Goodman
As Himself (Judge)
Bruno TonioliBruno Tonioli
As Himself (Judge)
Carrie Ann InabaCarrie Ann Inaba
As Herself (Judge)
Brooke BurkeBrooke Burke
As Herself (S07 - Winner, Co-Host - S010-S17)
Samantha HarrisSamantha Harris
As Herself (Co-Host - S02-S09)
Lisa CanningLisa Canning
As Herself (Co-Host - S01)
Meryl DavisMeryl Davis
As Herself (S18 - Winner)
Amy PurdyAmy Purdy
As Herself (S18 - 2nd Place)

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Recaps
16x19: Season 16 Finale recap: The results are in and Kellie Pickler & Derek Hough, Zendaya Coleman & Val Chmerkovskiy, Alexandra Raisman & Mark Ballas and Jacoby Jones & Karina Smirnoff find out if they did enough to win the mirror-ball trophy for season 16. The show kicks off with the pros showing what they do best with a choreographed dance. The stars of the season join them. Wynonna Judd, Pitbull, Jessica Sanchez and Psy are going to perform tonight... read more.

16x18: Season 16, Episode 10 recap: The Finals are here and Kellie Pickler & Derek Hough, Zendaya Coleman & Val Chmerkovskiy, Alexandra Raisman & Mark Ballas and Jacoby Jones & Karina Smirnoff battle it out for the Mirror-Ball trophy. There are three rounds: Judges pick, Cha-Cha Relay and Freestyle... read more.

16x17: Season 16, Episode 9A recap: Results night and Kellie Pickler & Derek Hough, Ingo Rademacher & Kym Johnson, Zendaya Coleman & Val Chmerkovskiy, Alexandra Raisman & Mark Ballas and Jacoby Jones & Karina Smirnoff wait to see if they did enough to make it to the Finals. It is the 300th episode and they kick off the night with a dance number from the pros... read more.

16x16: Season 16, Episode 9 recap: With the elimination of Sean Lowe & Peta Murgatroyd last week, the competition reaches the Semi-Finals where Kellie Pickler & Derek Hough, Ingo Rademacher & Kym Johnson, Zendaya Coleman & Val Chmerkovskiy, Alexandra Raisman & Mark Ballas and Jacoby Jones & Karina Smirnoff are going to have to battle it out for a spot in the Finals. There are two rounds of dances... read more.

16x15: Season 16, Episode 8A recap: It is the Results Night and Kellie Pickler & Derek Hough, Ingo Rademacher & Kym Johnson, Zendaya Coleman & Val Chmerkovskiy, Sean Lowe & Peta Murgatroyd, Alexandra Raisman & Mark Ballas and Jacoby Jones & Karina Smirnoff wait to find out who is staying and who is going into the Semi-Finals. The show opens with a dance number from "The Troupe" and a few pros... read more.
Crew

Music Supervisor: Harold Wheeler
Other: Cory Almeida
Singer: Beverly Staunton
Body Makeup Artist: Tonie Keyton

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Recurring Guests

Joey Fatone (13 eps)
Jimmy Kimmel (5 eps)
Josh Groban (3 eps)
Pitbull (3 eps)
Ne-Yo (3 eps)
Taylor Swift (3 eps)
Mary J. Blige (2 eps)
Paula Abdul (2 eps)
Kelly Clarkson (2 eps)
Nick Lachey (2 eps)

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Warning: Dancing With the Stars (US) guide may contain spoilers
Classification: Reality
Genre: Celebrities | Dance | Music
Status: Returning Series
Network: ABC ( USA)
Airs: Mondays at 08:00 pm
Runtime: 120 Minutes
Premiere: June 01, 2005
Akas
• D.W.T.S (Informal title), (Used In USA)
• Dancing with the Stars: All-Stars (Season 15 Title), (Used In USA)
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