Scoop: DANCING WITH THE STARS Season Premiere on NBC - Monday, September 18, 2017
Dancing with the Stars is back with a new, dynamic cast of celebrities who are ready to hit the ballroom floor and celebrate the shows landmark 25th season. The competition begins with the two-hour season premiere, live, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 18 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. The premiere will kick off with an exciting opening number featuring head judge Len Goodman and the entire cast of Dancing with the Stars, choreographed by the shows own Emmy-winning Mandy Moore.This seasons 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, a 80s pop icon, a WWE superstar and a NBA champion, to name just a few. Each couple will perform a salsa, foxtrot, tango or cha cha, vying for Americas vote for the first time. No couples will be eliminated on week 1, and they will all advance to week two of the competition. Each Couple Will Dance to the Following Songs (in alphabetical order):Barbara Corcoran & Keo Motsepe Salsa Money Maker by Ludacris featuring PharrellDebbie Gibson & Alan Bersten Foxtrot Lost in Your Eyes by Debbie GibsonDerek Fisher & Sharna Burgess Salsa Basketball by Kurtis BlowDrew Scott & Emma Slater Foxtrot Our House by MadnessFrankie Muniz & Witney Carson Foxtrot Sign of the Times by Harry StylesJordan Fisher & Lindsay Arnold Tango Theres Nothing Holdin Me Back by Shawn MendesLindsey Stirling & Mark Ballas Cha Cha Dont Worry by MadconNick Lachey & Peta Murgatroyd Cha Cha Come Get It Bae by Pharrell WilliamsNikki Bella & Artem Chigvintsev Tango So What! by P!nkSasha Pieterse & Gleb Savchenko Cha Cha Like That by Fleur EastTerrell Owens & Cheryl Burke Cha Cha Aint Too Proud to Beg by The TemptationsVanessa Lachey & Maks Chmerkovskiy Cha Cha Woman by Kesha featuring The Dap-Kings Horns Victoria Arlen & Val Chmerkovskiy Cha Cha Born Ready by Disco Fries featuring Hope MurphyHosted 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 that are judged by a panel of renowned ballroom experts, including head judge, Len Goodman, and dancers/choreographers Bruno Tonioli and Carrie Ann Inaba. For week one, viewers may cast their votes for their favorite couples via phone during and up to 60 minutes after the end of the Dancing with the Stars broadcast in each time zone. Online voting at ABC.com at http://dwtsvote.abc.go.com/ and on Facebook at http://bit.ly/2o1VO7b is open for 24 hours, beginning from the start of each episode on the East Coast at 8:00 p.m. EDT/5:00 p.m. PDT and closing at 8:00 p.m. EDT/5:00 p.m. PDT on Tuesday evenings. Dancing with the Stars is produced by BBC Worldwide Productions. Ashley Edens-Shaffer and Joe Sungkur are executive producers. Phil Heyes directs. The show is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABCs 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 a key business under BBC Worldwide North America, the U.S. division of the main commercial arm and wholly-owned subsidiary of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), BBC Worldwide. Based in Los Angeles, BBC Worldwide Productions develops and produces scripted and unscripted projects based on BBC formats/brands for cable and broadcast networks, as well as digital platforms. Key titles include Dancing with the Stars (ABC),Getting On (HBO), the limited series The Night Of (HBO), Top Gear America (BBC America), and the upcoming game show, Hypnotize Me (FOX).
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