Dancing with the Stars
is a reality show
airing on ABC
in the United States, and CTV
in Canada. The show is the American version of the British BBC
television series Strictly Come Dancing
. Tom Bergeron
is the host. His co-hosts have changed several times over the seasons. In the first season, the co-host was Lisa Canning
reporter Samantha Harris
co-hosted from seasons two through nine. Model and Season 7 champion, Brooke Burke
, took over as co-host in 2010.
The contestant pairs consist of a celebrity paired with a professional dancer. Past celebrity contestants include a race-car driver, Olympians, football players, supermodels, actors, singers, an astronaut, and teen-heartthrobs. Each couple performs predetermined dances and competes against the others for judges' points and audience votes. Whichever couple receives the lowest combined total of judges points and audience votes is eliminated until the champion dance pair remains.
A figure skating spin-off called Skating with the Stars
aired on ABC on November 22, 2010 but was cancelled after one season.
- For Season 12, the ABC Dancing with the Stars website asked the fans and viewers to submit the names of celebrities they would like to see appear on the show.
- Dancing with the Stars has aired in all the seasons. (summer, winter, autumn, and spring) and every month of the year except for August and December.
- The show......