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Air Date: June 1st, 2005

Network: ABC

Series Summary
Professional dancers pair with celebrities to train and compete in ballroom dancing, receiving guidance from of a panel of experts along the way.

Rating: TVPG

Genres: Dance, Reality

Episodes

  • Season 25 - Episode 12 Nov 21, 2017

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    All 13 couples return for the opening number; the three remaining contestants perform two dances; musical performances from Kelsea Ballerini, Lindsey Stirling, Becky G, and Jordan Fisher and Debbie Gibson; the champion is named.

  • Season 25 - Episode 11 Nov 20, 2017

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    The finalists each perform two dances; guest judge Julianne Hough; musical performances from Pitbull and Fifth Harmony, and Alexander Jean.

  • Season 25 - Episode 10 Nov 13, 2017

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    Each couple must perform a regular dance and a reinterpretation of an iconic dance from past seasons; a couple is eliminated.

  • Season 25 - Episode 9 Nov 6, 2017

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    The six remaining couples perform a regular couples dance and a special trio dance, in which a past season's winner or finalist is paired with each couple to compete; a couple is eliminated.

  • Season 25 - Episode 8 Oct 30, 2017

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    A Halloween-themed night with scary and chilling performances.

ratings & reviews

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  • Everything looks tacky: the set, the costumes, the lighting, the script (one host actually says, "The tension mounts") and above all the dancing, with its tiresome emphasis on tricks over human contact, or the dancing illusion thereof. Show More

  • While mildly amusing, what the show lacks is charm. And humor. And tension. [2 Jun 2005] Show More

  • Dancing With the Stars is an improbable, goofy delight, more fun to watch than the bombastic American Idol for at least two reasons. The first: Unlike Idol wannabes, contestants on DWTS know they're amateurs. ... The second reason DWTS makes for better watching than American Idol is purely kinetic: Bad dancing is simply more fun to watch than bad singing is to listen to. Show More

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Awards

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Winner Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program
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Nominated Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program
Nominated Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program
Nominated Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program