ABC will “shake things up” by creating a one-episode, two-hour format each week instead of two nights with the results show being on Tuesday. The premiere of “Dancing with the Stars” will begin with the entire cast performing to a “spectacular opening number,” according to the press release. Couples will go on to perform a Cha Cha, Foxtrot or Contemporary routine.
On Sept. 23, one couple will be eliminated.
As for the voting information, viewers can vote for their favorite couple “via phone on Monday nights during and up to 60 minutes after the end of the ‘Dancing with the Stars’ broadcast in each time zone. Online voting at www.ABC.com and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/dancingwiththestars is open for 24 hours, beginning from the start of each episode on the East Coast at 8:00 p.m., ET/5:00 p.m., PT and closing at 8:00 p.m., ET/5:00 p.m., PT on Tuesday evenings. For the final week, on Monday, November 25, online voting will open for 15 hours, beginning from the start of the episode on the East Coast at 8:00 p.m., ET/5:00 p.m., PT and closing at 11:00 a.m., ET/8:00 a.m., PT the next day. A custom Facebook app lets fans vote, share whom they voted for and say why, as well as see whom friends voted for.”
Are you excited for season 17 of “Dancing with the Stars” to begin?
The premiere episode begins Monday, Sept. 16 on ABC at 8 p.m., ET/PT.