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.
ABC announced today that Dancing with the Stars has been renewed for a 27th season. The network's former flagship series has remained a reliable performer after 13 years on the air, still often managing to best other unscripted competition in its time slot during its most recent season.
The good news comes the month before the celebrity dance competition kicks off its 26th season, which premieres on Monday, April 30 with an all-athletes edition for the first time in the show's history.
As for Season 27, look for a premiere in the fall as part of the 2018-2019 television season.