Air Date: Tuesday, October 07, 2008
Time Slot: 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST on ABC
Episode Title: (#703A-60) "Episode 703A"
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Academy Award Winner Jennifer Hudson Performs

Kool and the Gang Bring Back '70s Disco

The Rockettes Perform

"Episode 703A" � In a groovy 1970s-themed results show for the upcoming premiere of "Life on Mars", the fourth couple is sent home, on "Dancing with the Stars the Results Show," TUESDAY, OCTOBER 7 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

The "Dancing with the Stars" stage is transformed into a disco with Kool and the Gang performing a medley of "Jungle Boogie," "Ladies Night" and "Celebrate," accompanied by six disco dancers paying tribute to 1973 and the new drama "Life on Mars," premiering THURSDAY, OCTOBER 9 (10:01-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

Academy Award-winning actress and singer Jennifer Hudson will take to the stage, accompanied by professional dancers Julianne and Derek Hough, singing "Spotlight" from her self titled debut album released this week on Arista Records.

In the second "Macy's Stars of Dance" performance of the season, the world famous Radio City Rockettes bring their signature high kicks and precision choreography to the ballroom. The legendary dance company has dazzled and inspired for more than 75 years as the stars of the Radio City Christmas Spectacular at Radio City Musical Hall in New York City.

By evening's end one more couple will be eliminated, as determined by a combination of the judges' scores and viewers' votes. Who among the following ten teams will leave the ballroom floor?

Lance Bass & Lacey Schwimmer
Toni Braxton & Alec Mazo
Brooke Burke & Derek Hough
Rocco DiSpirito & Karina Smirnoff
Maurice Greene & Cheryl Burke
Cloris Leachman & Corky Ballas
Cody Linley & Julianne Hough
Susan Lucci & Tony Dovolani
Misty May-Treanor & Maksim Chmerkovskiy
Warren Sapp & Kym Johnson

Viewers may cast their votes for their favorite teams via phone on Monday and Tuesday night during and up to 30 minutes after the "Dancing with the Stars" performance shows. AT&T subscribers may also text message their votes by texting the word "VOTE" and entering the number that corresponds to the team they want to support (standard text message rates apply). Viewers may also vote online at www.abc.com starting from the opening of each episode on the East Coast and until 12:00 Noon, ET the following day.

Hosted by Tom Bergeron ("America's Funniest Home Videos") and Samantha Harris ("E! Entertainment"), the celebrities perform choreographed dance routines which are judged by renowned Ballroom judge Len Goodman and dancer/choreographers Bruno Tonioli and Carrie Ann Inaba.

"Dancing with the Stars" is the U.S. version of the international smash hit series, "Strictly Come Dancing." This version is produced by BBC Worldwide Americas. Conrad Green serves as executive producer and Rob Wade and Matilda Zoltowski are co-executive 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.

About BBC Worldwide Americas:

BBC Worldwide is the main commercial arm and a wholly-owned subsidiary of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). BBC Worldwide Americas, with headquarters in New York, Los Angeles, Toronto and Miami, brings together all of BBC Worldwide's businesses in the North and South America region. The company exists to maximize the value of the BBC's assets for the benefit of the UK license payer and invests in public service programming in return for rights. The company has six core businesses: Channels, Sales and Distribution, Content and Production, Home Entertainment, Digital Media and Magazines. Under these businesses fall two key brands in the U.S. - digital cable channel BBC America and a bi-coastal production arm responsible for the smash hit Dancing with the Stars for ABC.

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