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Dancing with the Stars Season 28: Premiere Date, Cast, Recap, Update

Updated August 21, 2019
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Dancing with the Stars is an American reality competition television series based on the series called Strictly Come Dancing. The first season premiered on 1st June 2005 on ABC Network. This series also has a new spin-off named as Dancing with the Stars: Juniors that first aired on 7th October 2018. The series features various contestants who participate in a dance competition.

Dancing with the Stars Season 27 premiered on September 24, 2018 on ABC Network. Radio personality Bobby Bones and Sharna Burgess were declared as the winners of the season.

Dancing with the Stars Season 28 Cast: Who is in it?

Here’s the full cast of stars appearing in season 28: The Supremes’ Mary Wilson, Karamo Brown, The Bachelorette‘s Hannah Brown, supermodel Christie Brinkley, country star Lauren Alaina, actor James Van Der Beek, NFL legend Ray Lewis, The Office star Kate Flannery, pop star Ally Brooke, Lamar Odom, Kel Mitchell and last but not least, President Donald Trump’s former press secretary Sean Spicer. Sounds exciting… doesn’t it?

What has also been confirmed is that fan-favorite pro Peta Murgatroyd would be returning as a pro dancer after leaving the show in 2017. I’m overwhelmed with excitement,” Murgatroyd, 33, told Us Weekly. “I’m excited and happy to be back with my family. Honestly, I just missed everybody so much! As a lot of people know, it’s such a close and tight-knit family, so I’m just happy to be back with everybody.”

Hannah Brown shared her excitement and said, “I am so excited. I want a fresh start, something that I can go all in with, emotionally, physically, spiritually, and I think dancing is something that I can do that with.”

Flannery, who played Meredith Palmer on the NBC comedy, joked “I had nine seasons of the most unglamorous character on TV, so we’re going in a different direction. Bring on the Spanx, bring on the spray tans, whatever you’ve got!”

Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli, Carrie Ann Inaba, and Julianne Hough, who were the judges of the previous season, are expected to make a return for season 28. Tom Bergeron, the host, and Erin Andrews, Lisa Canning, Samantha Harris, Brooke Burke-Charvet, the co-hosts, are also expected to come back.

Dancing with the Stars: What is it about?

The format of the show consists of a celebrity paired with a professional dancer. Each couple performs predetermined dances and competes against the others for judges’ points and audience votes. The couple receiving the lowest combined total of judges’ points and audience votes is eliminated each week until only the champion dance pair remains.

Not just that, the pairs have to perform a unique dance style every week. The scoring system is also quite complicated. The scoring begins when the judges’ give scores after every performance. Each judge gives a numeric score from 1 to 10, for a total score of 3 to 30. When multiple performances are scored, only the cumulative total counts. The contestants’ judges’ shares are calculated as the percentage of the total number of points awarded to all contestants that evening. (For example, if a team earned 20 pts on a night when the judges awarded 200 pts, their judges’ share would be 20/200 = 10%.) This percentage is then added to the percentage of North American votes received by each contestant. The lowest-scoring two couples are identified at the end of the show, and the couple with the lowest combined total gets eliminated. (Source)

Dancing with the Stars Season 28 Release Date: When will it premiere?

Dancing with the Star season 28 is all set to premiere on September 16, 2019 on ABC. Time to mark your calendars.

Dancing with the Stars Trailer:

While we wait for season 28, here’s the opening number of the previous season/

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