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.
The show basically pairs up a celebrity with a professional dancer. Each couple then performs predetermined dances every week 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.
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 premiered on September 24, 2018, and came to an end on November 25, 2019 after 11 episodes. The show has been one of the highest performing shows on tv right since its inception. It’s also one of the longest running reality shows currently on TV. In 2016 when The New York Times study of the 50 TV shows with the most Facebook Likes, it found that Dancing with the Stars is the most popular show in the countryside.
Given the popularity of the show, you can rest be assured that ABC will renew the show for its 29th season. Here’s everything we know about the next season.
Dancing with the Stars Season 29 Release Date: When will it premiere?
As we mentioned, Dancing with the Star season 28 premiered on September 16, 2019. The show initially used to have two seasons every year. But since 2019, it seems to have discontinued that and sticks with just one season per year. Which means, there’s a good chance that just like the previous two seasons, the next season too will release in the beginning of the fall. Our most educated guess is that Dancing with the Star season 29 will premiere sometime in September, 2020.
Dancing with the Stars Cast: Who is in it?
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 29. Tom Bergeron, the host, and Erin Andrews, Lisa Canning, Samantha Harris, Brooke Burke-Charvet, the co-hosts, are also expected to come back.
Here’s the full cast of stars who appeared 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.
Christie Brinkley had to withdraw from competing in the middle of the season due to injuries in rehearsals. Due to this, her daughter, Sailor, took her place.
After 11 weeks of intense competition, the four couples who made it to the finale of season 28 were four Ally & Sasha, Lauren & Gleb, Kel & Witney and Hannah & Alan.
We will update this section as soon as we come to know about the full line up of the cast of season 29.
What’s Dancing with the Stars 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 Trailer:
While we wait for season 29, here’s the opening number of the previous season.
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