Aired on: ABC
Day & slot:Monday 8 PM
Last aired episode:11/22/2011
Episode name: 13010A
Dancing with the stars, as the name suggests, is a dance based reality show where a celebrity from any field, viz showbiz, sports, politics etc is coupled with a trained ballroom dancer or choreographer and are positioned against each other. Based on judges’ remarks as well as votes from audience through poll, each week one pair is eliminated and ultimately the winner is decided.
This extremely popular reality show is aired in ABC and has just completed its 13th season this November, 2011 and scheduled for the next season on March, 2012.It was first premiered in June 2005.
The show is based on the British reality show Strictly Come Dancing. Dancing with the stars has gained immense popularity and the show has been adapted in many different countries in the world including India, Argentina, Germany, Brazil, Denmark, Russia, and Spain.
Tom Bergeron hosts the show along with co-hosts Lisa Canning who was there in season one, Samantha Harris who was there for season two through nine, Brooke Burke Charvet who has been there from season ten onwards.
The show has been judged by eminent personalities like Len Goodman, Carrie Ann Inaba and Bruno Tonioli.For several ocassions, former contestants have also been in the seats of the judges like Drew Lachey, Emmitt Smith, Apolo Anton Ohno, Helio Castroneves, MelB & others. Sometimes some celebrities who are well known in the field of dancing have also graced the show as special judges like Michael Flatley, Baz Luhrmann or Donnie Burns.
The thirteen seasons of the show has almost seen 150 couples and 31 trained choreographers. The choreographers are sometimes new or sometimes they appear in more than one season like Cheryl Burke & Tony Dovolani, who have been there for twelve seasons.
The elimination is done through judges’ marks, which is rated on a scale of 1-10 and the cumulative is considered and vote from North American People which is done through a toll free number, ABC website or SMS. Based on judges score and number of votes received the couple which has the minimal score is eliminated.
Till now athletes have been the most successful participants in the show. They have the highest strike rate of winning or becoming the runner ups.
Various merchandise including DVDs and books have been released in the market based on the show.
The show has had many nominations in various award functions too.
|September 20, 2011||Foxtrot||Harry Connick, Jr||"On A Clear Day You Can See Forever"||Tony Dovolani and Kym Johnson|
|LMFAO||"Sexy and I Know It"
"Party Rock Anthem"
|Mark Ballas, Cheryl Burke, Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Val Chmerkovskiy, Peta Murgatroyd and Lacey Schwimmer|
|September 27, 2011||Contemporary||Demi Lovato||"Skyscraper"||Robert Roldan, Chaz Edward Buzan, Ryan Ramirez, Pam Chu|
|Rumba||The Script||"For the First Time"||Dmitry Chaplin and Chelsie Hightower|
|October 4, 2011||Twist||Chubby Checker feat.Estelle||"Twist"||Chubby & Estelle's dancers, with a cameo from Len Goodman|
|Samba||Mary J. Blige||"Real Love"||Val Chmerkovskiy & Dasha Chesnokova|
|October 11, 2011||Rumba||Susan Boyle||"Unchained Melody"||Val Chmerkovskiy & Peta Murgatroyd|
|Blake Shelton||"Holding Out for a Hero"
|Julianne Hough & Kenny Wormald|
|October 18, 2011||Rumba
|Kelly Clarkson||"Mr. Know It All"
|Tristan MacManus, Kym Johnson, Mark Ballas, Sharna Burgess, Val Chmerkovskiy and Peta Murgatroyd|
|Rumba||The Band Perry||"If I Die Young"||Louis Van Amstel and Karina Smirnoff|
|October 24, 2011||Foxtrot||Kristin Chenoweth||"Maybe This Time"—from Cabaret||Mark Ballas, Sharna Burgess, Dasha Chesnokova, Oksana Dmytrenko, Val Chmerkovskiy, Sasha Farber, v, Kiki Nyemchek, Ted Volynets|
|Quickstep||"I Could Have Danced All Night"—from My Fair Lady|
|October 25, 2011||Rumba||Martina McBride||"I'm Gonna Love You Through It"||Val Chmerkovskiy and Chelsie Hightower|
|November 1, 2011||Samba||Justin Bieber||"Never Say Never"||Mark Ballas & Chelsie Hightower|
|Contemporary Ballet||Christina Perri||"Arms"||Victoria-Rose Viren|
|November 8, 2011||Foxtrot||Andrea Bocelli & Chris Botti||"More"||Dance Troupe Members|
|Hip-Hop||Flo Rida||"Club Can't Handle Me"
"Good Feeling feat. Livvi Franc
|Flo Rida's backup dancers|
|November 15, 2011||Broadway||The Muppets||"Life's A Happy Song"||The Muppets movie ensemble|
|Contemporary||Cobra Starship and Sabi||"You Make Me Feel"||Tristan MacManus, Kym Johnson, Sonny Pederson and Sharna Burgess|
|November 22, 2011||Rumba||Lady Antebellum||"Dancin' Away With My Heart"
"Need You Now"
|Dmitry Chaplin, Kym Johnson, Val Chmerkovskiy and Peta Murgatroyd, and Dance Troupe Members|