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DANCING WITH THE STARS
Air Date: Monday, November 13, 2017
Time Slot: 8:00 PM-10:01 PM EST on ABC
Episode Title: (#2509) "Episode 2509"
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FIVE COUPLES REMAIN AS THE COMPETITION HEATS UP FOR THE SEMI-FINALS, AND EACH MUST PERFORM TWO NEW DANCES, ON ABC'S 'DANCING WITH THE STARS,' LIVE, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 13

The Pros Have Chosen the Songs for the First Dance

The Couples' Second Dance Will Take on an Iconic Routine From a Past Season

One Couple Will Be Eliminated at the End of the Night

"Episode 2509" - The five remaining couples advance to the Semi-Finals as the competition heats up in anticipation of next week's crowning of the coveted Mirrorball trophy, on "Dancing with the Stars," live, MONDAY, NOV. 13 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EST), on The ABC Television Network, streaming and on demand.

The couples have been rehearsing day and night in preparation for a dazzling evening of dancing, in which they will perform two numbers. The first is a regular couple's dance but with a twist, as the Pros have personally chosen the song for the celebrities. The second is a special Iconic Dance, where each will be challenged to reinterpret an iconic dance from past seasons in this all-important Semi-Finals extravaganza.

For the first dance, each couple will perform a tango, salsa, Argentine tango, contemporary or waltz. For the Iconic Dance, each will perform a jazz, paso doblé, jive, tango or Charleston. The Iconic Dance scores will be combined with the celebrity's individual dance scores for a final tally.

At the end of the night, based on scores and votes from last Monday, one couple will be eliminated.

Each Couple Will Dance to the Following Songs (in alphabetical order):

Drew Scott and Emma Slater - Tango - "I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)" by The Proclaimers

Frankie Muniz and Witney Carson - Salsa - "Shake" by Yin Yang Twins & Pitbull

Jordan Fisher and Lindsay Arnold - Argentine Tango - "Brother" (feat. Gavin DeGraw) by NEEDTOBREATHE

Lindsey Stirling and Mark Ballas - Contemporary - "Head High" by Alexander Jean

Victoria Arlen and Val Chmerkovskiy - Waltz - "To Build a Home" (feat. Patrick Watson) by Cinematic Orchestra

Iconic Dances

Drew Scott and Emma Slater - Jazz - "Yeah!" (feat. Lil Jon, Ludacris) by Usher (Season 17, Corbin Bleu and Karina Smirnoff)

Frankie Muniz and Witney Carson - Paso Doblé - "Carnival De Paris" by Dario G (Season 4, Apolo Anton Ohno and Julianne Hough)

Jordan Fisher and Lindsay Arnold - Jive - "Proud Mary" by Tina Turner (Season 22, Paige VanZant and Mark Ballas)

Lindsey Stirling and Mark Ballas - Tango - "Feel So Close" by Calvin Harris (Season 18, Meryl Davis and Maks Chmerkovskiy)

Victoria Arlen and Val Chmerkovskiy - Charleston - "Bang Bang" by will.i.am (Season 17, Amber Riley and Derek Hough)

ABC has launched the first-ever official Dancing with the Stars Fantasy League on abc.com/dfl. The game allows players to predict which couple will win the season and take home the coveted Mirrorball Trophy. Players earn points for correct predictions, and each point is an entry into the grand prize drawing for a chance to win a trip for four to Disney's Aulani Resort in Hawaii and other exclusive prizes. Fans can also play the weekly game to earn more points and chances to win. Each week, players choose three couples they predict will earn the highest scores in that week's episode(s). Each point the couples earn on the show is another entry toward the grand prize and first prize sweepstakes.

For week nine, viewers may cast their votes for their favorite couples via phone during and up to 60 minutes after the end of the "Dancing with the Stars" broadcast in each time zone. Online voting at ABC.com at http://dwtsvote.abc.go.com/ and on Facebook at http://bit.ly/2o1VO7b is open for 24 hours, beginning from the start of each episode on the East Coast at 8:00 p.m. EST/5:00 p.m. PST and closing at 8:00 p.m. EST/5:00 p.m. PST on Tuesday evenings.

Hosted by two-time Emmy(R)-winning host Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews, "Dancing with the Stars" is the hit series in which celebrities perform choreographed dance routines that are judged by a panel of renowned ballroom experts, including head judge, Len Goodman, and dancers/choreographers Bruno Tonioli and Carrie Ann Inaba.

"Dancing with the Stars" is produced by BBC Worldwide Productions. Ashley Edens-Shaffer and Joe Sungkur are executive producers. Phil Heyes directs. The show is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC's selected HDTV format, with 5.1 channel surround sound. This program carries a TV-PG, L parental guideline.

About BBC Worldwide Productions

BBC Worldwide Productions is a key business division under BBC Worldwide North America - part of BBC Worldwide, the main commercial arm and wholly owned subsidiary of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) - which operates as a studio in the U.S. and Canada. Based in Los Angeles, BBC Worldwide Productions develops and produces original content as well as scripted and unscripted projects based on BBC formats/brands across all platforms. The studio is responsible for the ratings juggernaut "Dancing with the Stars" (ABC), "Top Gear America" (BBC America) and the limited series, "The Night Of "(HBO).

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DANCING WITH THE STARS (ABC)
Returns in Spring 2018 (Exact Date TBA)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
6/1/05 - ???
STATUS:
returning in 2017/2018 (date TBA)
TIME SLOT:
not on the schedule
CURRENT SEASON:
26 (??? episodes)
VISIT THE OFFICIAL WEB SITE
DESCRIPTION:
(from ABC's press release, September 2017) "Dancing with the Stars" is gearing up to celebrate its 25th season, and the new celebrity cast are sparkling up their wardrobe, breaking in their dancing shoes and readying themselves for their first dance on the ballroom floor, as the season kicks off on MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 18 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. This season's lineup of celebrity dancers includes a "Shark," a married couple whose pro partners are also a married couple, a "Pretty Little Liar," a "Property Brother," an 80s pop icon, a WWE superstar and a NBA champion, among others. Additionally, ABC is launching the first-ever official Dancing with the Stars Fantasy League on September 6 on abc.com/dfl. The game allows players to predict which couple will win the season and take home the coveted Mirrorball Trophy. Players earn points for correct predictions, and each point is an entry into the grand-prize drawing for a chance to win a trip for four to Disney's Aulani Resort in Hawaii and other exclusive prizes. Beginning September 19, fans can also play the weekly game to earn more points and chances to win. Each week, players choose three couples they predict will earn the highest scores in that week's episode(s). Each point the couples earn on the show is another entry towards the Grand Prize and First Prize sweepstakes.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Bruno Tonioli as Judge
· Carrie Ann Inaba as Judge
· Erin Andrews as Host (Season 18- )
· Len Goodman as Judge (Season 1-20, 22- )
· Tom Bergeron as Host
RECURRING/PREVIOUS CAST INFORMATION:
· Brooke Burke as Host (Season 10-17)
· Julianne Hough as Judge (Season 19-21)
· Samantha Harris as Host (Season 1-9)
CREW INFORMATION:
· Ashley Edens-Shaffer as EP
· Joe Sungkur as EP
· Phil Heyes as DIR
GENRE(S):
· reality (all)
· reality (competition)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· BBC Worldwide Productions