Dancing with the Stars (I) (2005– )

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U.S. reality show based on the British series "Strictly Come Dancing," where celebrities partner up with professional dancers and compete against each other in weekly elimination rounds to determine a winner.

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Won 13 Primetime Emmys. Another 12 wins & 104 nominations. See more awards »


Series cast summary:
 Himself - Host / ... (356 episodes, 2005-2015)
 Herself - Judge (350 episodes, 2005-2015)
 Himself - Judge (347 episodes, 2005-2015)
 Himself - Judge / ... (341 episodes, 2005-2015)
 Herself / ... (265 episodes, 2006-2014)
 Himself / ... (243 episodes, 2007-2015)
 Himself / ... (219 episodes, 2006-2015)
 Herself / ... (213 episodes, 2006-2014)
 Himself / ... (211 episodes, 2007-2015)
 Himself / ... (203 episodes, 2006-2014)
 Herself / ... (181 episodes, 2006-2015)
 Herself - Host / ... (174 episodes, 2008-2013)
 Herself - Host (153 episodes, 2006-2009)


U.S. reality show based on the British series "Strictly Come Dancing," where celebrities partner up with professional dancers and compete against each other in weekly elimination rounds to determine a winner.

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1 June 2005 (USA)  »

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Kelly Monaco was the first winner of 'Dancing With The Stars'. See more »


[Season 13, Week 8, after dancing their Instant Jive and having scored 51 out of 60 for both their dances]
Himself - Contestant: I really hope we make it to the semi-finals.
Cheryl Burke: I know, me too!
Himself - Contestant: It'd be kind of crazy to be in the top four.
Cheryl Burke: Oh my God, it'd be amazing!
Himself - Contestant: Definitely didn't expect that...
Cheryl Burke: I haven't gone this far in years.
Himself - Contestant: Well, it's time for a change sweetheart. We're goin' to Vegas!
Cheryl Burke: [laughs] Yeah!
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Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #18.32 (2010) See more »

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Reality meets glitz in this dancer lover's dream show
26 November 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Dancing with the Stars" is a reality competition show, but it is more enjoyable if viewed as a performance show with behind-the-scenes vignettes.

The voting is done by knowledgeable judges and by viewers of the show. Obviously, viewers will sometimes vote for their favorite celebrity or professional dancer regardless. To some extent, this is a popularity contest. We have seen viewers (appear) to vote based upon politics, religious preferences, the ages of celebrities, and for any other reason that someone might be a fan of a celebrity, e.g. sexiness.

But the show is very rewarding to watch, especially if you like dance in general. Even if you don't, this is similar to other self-improvement shows, like "The Biggest Loser", where the celebrities commit to a grueling schedule, rife with injuries, and try to master a wide range of dancing styles, most of which are precisely defined. You get to see bodies transformed, personalities bolstered, and obstacles overcome.

Almost all of the celebrities are nice people. The judges try to be encouraging, but honest. The professional dancers, who also choreograph the routines, are all successful ballroom dancers who never know what celebrity they might be matched with. It could be an Olympic athlete, a soap opera star, or a fashion designer.

Through the process, the celebrities and pros become very close. By the final show, there is a real feeling of family among the cast and the judges. Tom Bergeron adds just the right amount of cleverness in hosting the show, while often trying to defuse the most intense situations with his humor.

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