Dancing with the Stars is back for Season 15, featuring an “All Stars” cast of former champions, runners up and fan favorites. Taking to the ballroom floor tonight will be 13 returning cast members from seasons past, all of whom have previous dance experience from the show and even a few MirrorBall trophies under their belts. Check out the promo video below.
The performance dances of the fox trot and cha cha cha will be interspersed with live cast interviews in which they discuss why they have returned for another chance at winning the coveted mirror ball trophy. Here’s who’s dancing what on the two hour live Dancing with the Stars premiere performance show:
Kirstie Alley & Maks Chmerkovskiy
Melissa Rycroft & Tony Dovolani
Shawn Johnson & Derek Hough
Gilles Marini & Peta Murgatroyd
Helio Castroneves & Chelsie Hightower
Drew Lachey & Anna Trebunskaya
Cha Cha Cha
Apolo Anton Ohno & Karina Smirnoff
Emmit Smith & Cheryl Burke
Bristol Palin & Mark Ballas
Sabrina Bryan & Louis VanAmstel
Kelly Monaco & Val Chmerkovskiy
Pamela Anderson & Tristan MacManus
Joey Fatone & Kym Johnson
One of these couples will have their first and last dance on Monday night, as Tuesday’s Dancing with the Stars: The Results Show will see the first elimination of the season. The Results Show will also feature performances by Pitbull and Justin Bieber, as well as a pro dance opening segment featuring all the pros from this season.
This season viewers can vote for their favorite teams via phone and www.abc.com, as well as on Facebook at www.facebook.com/dancingwiththestars, new for Season 15. Also new this season is the “After Party: Dancing with the Stars”, a 15 to 20 minute live web show that will take place online at www.ABC.com/DancingWithTheStars, Facebook and YouTube immediately following each Monday night performance episode. The live stream will feature a host, a panel of dance experts, show talent and celebrity guests dishing the highlights of the night and answering questions via Twitter, Facebook and ABC.com.
The season premiere of Dancing with the Stars: All-Stars premieres Monday, September 24 at 8 p.m. (ET) and the Dancing with the Stars: The Results Show premieres Tuesday, September 25 at 8 p.m. (ET) on ABC.