‘Dancing with the Stars’ is an American reality competition television series based on ‘Strictly Come Dancing’. The first season premiered on June 1, 2005, on ABC Network. This series also has a spin-off named ‘Dancing with the Stars: Juniors’ that first aired on October 7, 2018. The series features various contestants who participate in a dance competition.
The show basically pairs up a celebrity with a professional dancer. Each couple then performs predetermined dances every week and competes against the others for judges’ points and audience votes. The couple receiving the lowest combined total of judges’ points and audience votes is eliminated each week until only the champion dance pair remains.
‘Dancing with the Stars’ Season 27 premiered on September 24, 2018, on ABC. Radio personality Bobby Bones and Sharna Burgess were declared as the winners of the season. ‘Dancing with the Stars’ Season 28 premiered in September 2018 and it has become one of the highest-performing shows on tv since its inception. It’s also one of the longest-running reality shows. In 2016 when The New York Times conducted a study of the 50 tv shows with the most Facebook Likes, it found that ‘Dancing with the Stars’ is the most popular show in the countryside.
Given its popularity, you can rest assured that ABC will continue the show in the long term. Here’s everything we know about ‘Dancing with the Stars’ season 29.
Dancing With The Stars Season 29 Release Date: When Will it Premiere?
‘Dancing with the Stars’ season 28 premiered on September 16, 2019, on ABC, and ended with its 11th episode on November 25, 2019.
As expected, ABC soon renewed the series for its 29th outing. The show initially used to have two seasons every year. But since 2019, it seems to have discontinued that and sticks with just one season per year. This means, there’s a good chance that just like the previous two seasons, the next season too will release at the beginning of the fall. Our most educated guess is that ‘Dancing with the Stars’ season 29 will premiere sometime in September 2020 (considering there are no unwanted delays due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic).
Dancing With the Stars Season 29 Cast: Who Can be in it?
Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli, Carrie Ann Inaba, and Julianne Hough, who were the judges of the previous season, are expected to make a return for season 29. Tom Bergeron, the host, and Erin Andrews, Lisa Canning, Samantha Harris, Brooke Burke-Charvet, the co-hosts, are also expected to come back.
Here’s the full cast of stars who appeared in season 28: The Supremes’ Mary Wilson, Karamo Brown, The Bachelorette‘s Hannah Brown, supermodel Christie Brinkley, country star Lauren Alaina, actor James Van Der Beek, NFL legend Ray Lewis, The Office star Kate Flannery, pop star Ally Brooke, Lamar Odom, Kel Mitchell and last but not least, President Donald Trump’s former press secretary Sean Spicer.
Christie Brinkley had to withdraw from competing in the middle of the season due to injuries in rehearsals. Due to this, her daughter, Sailor, took her place. After 11 weeks of intense competition, the four couples who made it to the finale of season 28 were Ally & Sasha, Lauren & Gleb, Kel & Witney, and Hannah & Alan. The final winners were Hannah Brown and Alan Bersten. We will update this section as soon as we come to know about the full line-up of the cast of season 29.
What Can Dancing With The Stars Season 29 be About?
The format of the show consists of a celebrity paired with a professional dancer. Each couple performs predetermined dances and competes against the others for judges’ points and audience votes. The couple receiving the lowest combined total of judges’ points and audience votes is eliminated each week until only the champion dance pair remains.
Not just that, the pairs have to perform a unique dance style every week. The scoring system is also quite complicated. The scoring begins when the judges give scores after every performance. Each judge gives a numeric score from 1 to 10, for a total score of 3 to 30. When multiple performances are scored, only the cumulative total counts.
The contestants’ judges’ shares are calculated as the percentage of the total number of points awarded to all contestants that evening. (For example, if a team earned 20 pts on a night when the judges awarded 200 pts, their judges’ share would be 20/200 = 10%.) This percentage is then added to the percentage of North American votes received by each contestant. The lowest-scoring two couples are identified at the end of the show, and the couple with the lowest combined total gets eliminated. (Source)
Season 29 will stick to a similar premise, with some twists introduced in the challenges and judging format.
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