Episodes: Nine (one hour).
TV show dates: October 7, 2018 — December 9, 2018.
Series status: Cancelled.
Performers include: Jordan Fisher and Frankie Muniz (hosts); Mandy Moore, Val Chmerkovskiy, and Adam Rippon (judges); Keo Motsepe, Artem Chigvintsev, Witney Carson, Brandon Armstrong, Hayley Erbert, Emma Slater, Gleb Savchenko, Cheryl Burke, Lindsay Arnold, Alan Bersten, Sasha Farber, and Jenna Johnson (dance mentors).
TV show description:
Like the parent-series, the Dancing with the Stars: Juniors TV show is a reality TV series dancing competition, in which celebrities and their professional ballroom dancer partners compete for the coveted Mirrorball trophy. In Dancing with the Stars: Juniors, of course, the celebrities are kids, as are their partners — professional junior ballroom dancers.
The teams learn choreographed routines, including the Cha Cha, Salsa, Foxtrot, and Jive, under the mentorship of Dancing with the Stars pros. Choreographer Mandy Moore, professional dancer Val Chmerkovskiy, and Dancing with the Stars: Athletes champion Adam Rippon judge their performances. The judges votes are combined with those of the studio audience to determine who will move on to the next episode and who will be eliminated.
Episode #9 — The Finale (Holiday Special)
The night kicks off with all 12 Juniors kid couples, their mentors, judges Mandy Moore, Val Chmerkovskiy and Adam Rippon, and hosts Jordan Fischer and Frankie Muniz dancing to Whitney Myer’s “Dancing in the Stars.” For their first dance, the four finalist couples will each reprise a favorite dance they performed during the season, which will also feature their mentor. Each couple will perform a jazz, cha cha or salsa. For their second dance, each couple will perform a no-holds-barred freestyle to a special holiday-themed song. At the end of the night, based on the studio audience vote combined with the judges’ scores, one couple is crowned the champion and take home the all-new Juniors Mirrorball trophy.
First aired: December 9, 2018.
What do you think? Do you like the Dancing with the Stars: Juniors TV series? Should this ABC TV show have been cancelled or renewed for a second season?