SEASON FOUR OF ABC�S HIT SERIES
�DANCING WITH THE STARS� PREMIERES MONDAY, MARCH 19
�Dancing with the Stars the Results Show� Begins Tuesday, March 27
Hosted by Tom Bergeron (�America�s Funniest Home Videos�) and Samantha Harris (�E! Entertainment�), an exciting fourth season of �Dancing with the Stars� returns to ABC MONDAY, MARCH 19 (8:00-10:00 p.m., ET). An Olympic Gold Medalist, a member of the 1992 Men�s U.S. Olympic Basketball Dream Team, the first female athlete to compete on the series, a singer/actor who stars alongside his daughter in one of Disney Channel�s most popular programs, a former member of one of the biggest selling music groups of all time, and a United Nations Goodwill Ambassador and activist for Adopt-a-Minefield are among eleven celebrities vying for a chance to be crowned champion of �Dancing with the Stars.�
On �Episode 401,� the season premiere, eleven celebrities paired with professional instructors will make their ballroom dancing debut performing one of two disciplines � the male stars take on the Cha Cha while the women dance the Foxtrot. As viewers vote for their favorite performances via phone or online at www.abc.com, the couples will be judged, critiqued and scored by a panel of dance experts -- renowned Ballroom Judge Len Goodman, and dancer/choreographers Bruno Tonioli and Carrie Ann Inaba. Following the second episode on MON., MARCH 26 (8:00-10:00 p.m., ET), the couple receiving the lowest composite score from the first two weeks of competition will be eliminated, on TUES., MARCH 27 (9:00-10:00 p.m., ET) .
The excitement begins next week when we�ll see who among the following has what it takes to raise the coveted mirror ball trophy.
Laila Ali (undefeated world boxing champion) and partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy
Billy Ray Cyrus (actor & singer on Disney Channel�s �Hannah Montana�) and partner Karina Smirnoff
Clyde Drexler (NBA Hall of Famer) and partner Elena Grinenko
Joey Fatone (*NSYNC star) and partner Kym Johnson
Shandi Finnessey (Miss USA 2004) and partner Brian Fortuna
Leeza Gibbons (talk show host) and partner Tony Dovolani
Heather Mills (charity activist & campaigner) and partner Jonathan Roberts
Apolo Anton Ohno (Olympic speed skating gold medalist) and partner Julianne Hough
Paulina Porizkova (supermodel) and partner Alec Mazo
John Ratzenberger (actor & author) and partner Edyta Sliwinska
Ian Ziering (TV & Broadway star) and partner Cheryl Burke
�Dancing with the Stars� is the U.S. version of the international smash hit series, �Strictly Come Dancing.� This version is produced in America by BBC Worldwide Productions. Conrad Green is executive producer and Izzie Pick is co-executive producer. Rob Wade and Matilda Zoltowski are supervising 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 and Spanish audio via SAP. This program carries a TV-PG parental guideline.