“Dancing with the Stars” Returns With a Live Season Premiere
Photo: ABC/Craig Sjodin
“Dancing with the Stars”
Monday, September 18, at 8:00 PM ET/PT on ABC
“Dancing with the Stars” is gearing up to celebrate its 25th season, and the new celebrity cast are sparkling up their wardrobe, breaking in their dancing shoes and readying themselves for their first dance on the ballroom floor, as the season kicks off on MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 18 (8:00-10:01 PM ET/PT), on The ABC Television Network. This season’s lineup of celebrity dancers includes a “Shark,” a married couple whose pro partners are also a married couple, a “Pretty Little Liar,” a “Property Brother,” an 80s pop icon, a WWE superstar and a NBA champion, among others.
Hosted by two-time Emmy-winning host Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews, “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.
Additionally, ABC is launching the first-ever official Dancing with the Stars Fantasy League on September 6 on abc.com/dfl. The game allows players to predict which couple will win the season and take home the coveted Mirrorball Trophy. Players earn points for correct predictions, and each point is an entry into the grand-prize drawing for a chance to win a trip for four to Disney’s Aulani Resort in Hawaii and other exclusive prizes. Beginning September 19, fans can also play the weekly game to earn more points and chances to win. Each week, players choose three couples they predict will earn the highest scores in that week’s episode(s). Each point the couples earn on the show is another entry towards the Grand Prize and First Prize sweepstakes.
Photo: ABC/Craig Sjodin
As announced on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” the celebrities with their professional dance partners heading to the ballroom this season (in alphabetical order) are:
|• Barbara Corcoran with Keo Motsepe |
• Debbie Gibson with Alan Bersten
• Derek Fisher with Sharna Burgess
• Drew Scott with Emma Slater
• Frankie Muniz with Witney Carson
• Jordan Fisher with Lindsay Arnold
• Lindsey Stirling with Mark Ballas
|• Nick Lachey with Peta Murgatroyd |
• Nikki Bella with Artem Chigvintsev
• Sasha Pieterse with Gleb Savchenko
• Terrell Owens with Cheryl Burke
• Vanessa Lachey with Maks Chmerkovskiy
• Victoria Arlen with Val Chmerkovskiy