ABC Announces Original Web Series AFTER PARTY: DANCING WITH THE STARS
ABC.com is bringing more all-stars into the celebration for this season's DANCING WITH THE STARS: ALL STARS. Super model and Season 9 alum JoAnna Krupa and actor and recording artist Kyle Massey, who was a Season 11 runner-up, are on board to join ABC.com's new web series, "After Party: Dancing with the Stars", presented by AT & T. Krupa will co-host along with Marc Istook ("After Party: The Bachelorette"), and Massey will join on special occasions to take fans behind the scenes with the show as only an all-star insider can.
"After Party: Dancing with the Stars" is a 20-25 minute live show that will take place online at www.ABC.com/DancingWithTheStars, Facebook.com/DancingWithTheStars and Youtube.com/
ABCDWTS, immediately following each Monday night performance episode. Presented by AT&T, this original online video series promises expert panelists, surprise celebrity audience members, as well as featured dance performances from fan favorites. And not only are fans invited to watch the party, they're being asked to join the conversation. At each After Party, hosts will be answering questions tweeted in using #askDWTS.
The premiere episode gets the party started with expert panelists Elena Grinenko, ballroom champion and previous "Dancing with the Stars" pro-dancer; Jessica Radloff from Glamour.com; and Annie Barrett from Entertainment Weekly, as well as a special acoustic performance by professional dancer and former "DWTS" contestant Lacey Schwimmer, featuring the It Boys.
"Fans can't get enough of the 'Dancing with the Stars' and want to keep talking about it after the broadcast ends," said Karin Gilford, SVP of Digital Media, ABC Television Network. "After Party keeps the conversation going at a time when people are most excited, feeding them tantalizing tidbits, insider access and, most importantly, getting their burning questions answered live by show experts."
Hosted by Tom Bergeron ("America's Funniest Home Videos") and Brooke Burke-Charvet ("Dancing with the Stars" Season 7 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.
Viewers may cast their votes for their favorite teams via phone on Monday night during and up to 60 minutes after the "Dancing with the Stars: All-Stars" performance shows. AT&T customers may also vote by texting the word "VOTE" and entering the number that corresponds to the team they want to support (data rates may apply). Online voting at www.ABC.com is open from the start of each episode on the East Coast and closes at 8:00 a.m., PT/11:00 a.m., ET on Tuesday mornings. Additionally, fans can now vote on Facebook www.facebook.com/dancingwiththestars. A custom Facebook app presented by AT&T will let fans vote, share who they voted for and why, as well as see who friends voted for. They can also access the "After Party: Dancing with the Stars" live stream, the DWTS Social Scene page, and the AT&T Spotlight Performance and Casting Call from the app.
"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. "Dancing with the Stars" is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC's selected HDTV format, with 5.1 channel surround sound. This program carries a TV-PG,L parental guideline.
About BBC Worldwide Productions
BBC Worldwide Productions is one of five core businesses under BBC Worldwide America, the U.S. division of the main commercial arm and wholly-owned subsidiary of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), BBC Worldwide. Led by Jane Tranter, BBC Worldwide Productions is based in Los Angeles and develops and produces scripted and non-scripted projects for U.S. cable and broadcast networks, as well as digital platforms. The Production Company is responsible for the smash hit "Dancing with the Stars" (ABC), as well as "Breaking Pointe" (CW), "Top Gear" (HISTORY), "Richard Hammond's Crash Course" (BBC AMERICA), "What Not to Wear" (TLC), "Torchwood: Miracle Day" (Starz) and the upcoming titles "Da Vinci's Demons" (Starz), "The Week the Women Went" (Lifetime) and "Lovetown, USA" (OWN), among others.