The concept of the show is to pair a celebrity with a professional dancer in an attempt to win a high score from a panel of three judges and then a high number of votes from the viewers, who can call in and vote online. The person who receives the lowest score is eliminated, but they are allowed to dance one last dance at the end of the show.
"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, SEPTEMBER 18 8|7c on ABC. Each couple will perform a salsa, foxt
ABC has renewed Dancing with the Stars for two more cycles next season, which will take it to Season 26. Once one of the network's flagship performers, the celebrity dance competition still brings in a healthy and consistent level of viewership. With no signs of slowing down, the series looks to maintain its rank as one of ABC's longest-running prime time staples for some time to come.
Contrary to speculation that the show might scale back to only one cycle next season due to the revival of American Idol, Dancing with the Stars will be keeping the status quo with a fall cycle in 2017 followed by a spring cycle in 2018.