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Dancing with the Stars: ABC TV Show Returns March 21st

Dancing with the StarsHosts Tom Bergeron and Brooke Burke will be back very soon as America gets to watch a new crop of “celebrities” with two left feet try to win the coveted disco ball trophy. Dancing with the Stars continues to be ABC’s top-rated reality series and one of the network’s most-watched shows overall. Last fall’s performance shows averaged a 4.3 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 20.61 million viewers. The results show averaged a 3.7 rating in the demo and 17.85 million.

Here’s the press release about the upcoming 12th season…

ABC ANNOUNCES PREMIERE DATE FOR SEASON 12 OF “DANCING WITH THE STARS”

The stars, the drama, the glamour and the glitter are back on ABC! “Dancing with the Stars” returns for Season 12 on MONDAY, MARCH 21 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET) with a sensational two-hour season premiere.

“Dancing with the Stars the Results Show” will premiere the following week on TUESDAY, MARCH 29 (9:00-10:01 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.

This season’s spectacular cast will be announced live on MONDAY, FEBRUARY 28 during “The Bachelor.”

Hosted by Tom Bergeron (“America’s Funniest Home Videos”) and Brooke Burke (“Dancing with the Stars” Season Seven Champion), “Dancing with the Stars” is the hit series in which celebrities perform choreographed dance routines which will be judged by renowned Ballroom judge Len Goodman and dancer/choreographers Bruno Tonioli and Carrie Ann Inaba.

“Dancing with the Stars” is the U.S. version of the international smash hit series, “Strictly Come Dancing.” This version is produced by BBC Worldwide Productions. Conrad Green serves as executive producer and Ashley Edens-Shaffer and Joe Sungkur are co-executive producers. Alex Rudzinski directs. “Dancing with the Stars” is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC’s selected HDTV format, with 5.1 channel surround sound.

About BBC Worldwide Productions:
BBC Worldwide is the main commercial arm and wholly-owned subsidiary of British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). In the U.S., BBC Worldwide Productions, one of BBC Worldwide’s seven core businesses, is based in Los Angeles and New York. It is responsible for the smash hit “Dancing with the Stars” and develops scripted and non-scripted projects for U.S. cable and broadcast networks.

What do you think? Are you looking forward to the new season? Do you watch every year or does it depend on who’s competing?

 

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Karine May 19, 2011 at 2:06 pm

Concordo com a Sally sobre a dança de salão, com longos vestidos e ternos fluindo inteligente sendo o mais romântico. Que era velho glamour de Hollywood e mistério, nenhuma das quais nós temos hoje! Está tudo lá, gente, se você quiser vê-lo ou não. Então eu ligá-lo e assistir a um pouco, e se não me agrada, eu mudar de canal. Muito simples.

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Anonymous April 12, 2011 at 10:14 am

If NBC could market the show better it would have better ratings and would still be one. Annie Frost is Todays Chuck Norris

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Peron Officer March 29, 2011 at 5:13 am

Please, please please why is this series not being shown on British television, I have been looking forward to it since last year and now I can’t seem to find it anywhere on the British channels.

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BallroomDiva March 22, 2011 at 5:58 pm

I love almost everything about “Dancing With The Stars”. I have watched every episode of every season and always enjoy it immensely, even when I don’t agree with the judges. This season’s cast looks especially interesting, though we are certainly going to miss Derek. The costumes were gorgeous on the season 12 premier episode, and there appear to be some very strong contestants. I look forward to seeing Kirstie dance away her extra pounds and to seeing her grow as a dancer. I would never switch the channel off this show, no matter what, even though I threatened to last season over the Bristol fiasco.

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Leslie Kaye March 22, 2011 at 8:56 am

I agree with Sally about the ballroom dancing with long flowing gowns and smart suits being the most romantic. That was old Hollywood glamour and mystery, none of which we have today! It’s all out there, folks, whether you want to see it or not. So I turn it on and watch for a little while and if it doesn’t appeal to me, I switch the channel. Very simple.

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sally February 15, 2011 at 6:20 pm

When DWTS first came on I thought it would be like the old movies but as the women’s clothes got more skimpy and some dances were tooooooo inappropriate with children in the audience watching. It’s was time to change channels. The ballroom dancing with the long flowing gowns and the smart suits is the most romantic and appealing.

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Cran February 8, 2011 at 7:10 pm

@Margaret: The whole point of the show is dancing. So as long as they are dancing, assuming such a couple exists, it’s totally fine. And please, try using periods.

That being said, this show doesn’t do anything for me. Don’t get the point of reality shows.

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Mort February 8, 2011 at 6:26 pm

I heard a curious rumour that Ray Stevenson is involved in this season. True?

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Margaret Young February 5, 2011 at 8:51 pm

I love and watch dancing with the stars faithfully I will miss Derek Hough very much I will not watch it if you have same sex dancing I live for this show and can’t wait for it to come on again

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Eric February 5, 2011 at 6:09 am

I enjoy watching the show, but last season was by far the worst. Now with Derek leaving, they really need to step up the cast of stars. Let’s cut to the point: Everyone wants to see attractive people and last season lacked, and lacked tremensously.

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Sandi February 4, 2011 at 5:36 am

Yes, I watch it faithfully – its one of my top favorites….

thanks.

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