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ABC's 'Dancing with the Stars' returns for 24th season, hitting milestone 400 episodes in season premiere

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Tue, Mar 14th 2017 03:30 pm

Airing March 20 on ABC

"Dancing with the Stars" is back with a new, dynamic cast of celebrities who are ready to hit the ballroom floor. The competition begins with the two-hour season premiere, live, Monday, March 20 (8-10:01 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. The premiere - which marks the show's milestone 400th episode - will kick off with an opening number featuring the celebrities dancing with the show's judges: Len Goodman, Julianne Hough, Carrie Ann Inaba and Bruno Tonioli.

This season's lineup of celebrity dancers includes the greatest Olympic gymnast in history, a two-time World Series champion - and the show's first baseball player, a real housewife of Beverly Hills, a bull rider who survived a catastrophic injury, a member of the popular band Fifth Harmony, and the original "CuchiCuchi" girl, to name just a few. Each couple will perform a tango, cha cha, salsa, Viennese waltz and quickstep, vying for America's vote for the first time.

No couples will be eliminated on week one. Each couple will dance to the following songs (in alphabetical order):

  • Simone Biles & Sasha Farber - Tango - "Untouchable" by Tritonal and Cash Cash
  • Bonner Bolton & Sharna Burgess - Cha Cha - "Move" by Luke Bryan
  • Charo & Keo Motsepe - Salsa - "Cuban Pete" by Mambo CompaƱeros
  • Erika Jayne & Gleb Savchenko - Salsa - "XXPEN$IVE" by Erika Jayne
  • Rashad Jennings & Emma Slater - Cha Cha - "24K Magic" by Bruno Mars
  • Chris Kattan & Witney Carson - Cha Cha - "What is Love" by Haddaway
  • Nancy Kerrigan & Artem Chigvintsev - Viennese Waltz - "She's Always a Woman" by Billy Joel
  • Normani Kordei & Valentin Chmerkovskiy - Quickstep - "Good Time Good Life" by Erin Bowman
  • Heather Morris & Maksim Chmerkovskiy - Viennese Waltz - "Make Something Beautiful" by Ben Rector
  • Mr. T & Kym Herjavec - Cha Cha - "Theme from the A-Team" by Mike Post, Pete Carpenter and The Daniel Caine Orchestra
  • David Ross & Lindsay Arnold - Quickstep - "Go Cubs Go" by Steve Goodman
  • Nick Viall & Peta Murgatroyd - Cha Cha - "Let Me Love You" by DJ Snake and TiĆ«sto featuring Justin Bieber

Hosted by two-time Emmy-winning host Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews, "Dancing with the Stars" is the hit series in which celebrities perform choreographed dance routines that are judged by a panel of renowned ballroom experts.

For week one, viewers may cast their votes for their favorite couples via phone during and up to 60 minutes after the end of the "Dancing with the Stars" broadcast in each time zone. Online voting at ABC.com at http://dwtsvote.abc.go.com/ and on Facebook at http://bit.ly/2cdE4PL is open for 24 hours, beginning from the start of each episode on the East Coast at 8 p.m. ET and closing at 8 p.m. on Tuesdays.

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