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DANCING WITH THE STARS
Air Date: Monday, November 12, 2018
Time Slot: 8:00 PM-10:00 PM EST on ABC
Episode Title: (#2708) "Semi-Finals"
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SIX 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, NOV. 12

The First Dance Is a Dedicated Dance to a Meaningful Person in the Celebrity's Life

The Couples' Second Dance Will Be Judges' Choice to Help Determine Who Should Move on to Finale Night

"Semi-Finals" - The six 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 on MONDAY, NOV. 12 (8:00-10:00 p.m. EST), on The ABC Television Network, streaming and on demand.

The couples have been rehearsing day and night preparing to perform two stunning numbers. First, each celebrity will perform a dance style not yet danced, dedicated to a meaningful person in their life. The second is a special Judges' Choice dance, where each couple will be challenged to perform a style of dance they previously danced, but this time with totally new music in this all-important Semi-Finals extravaganza. For the first dance, each couple will perform a waltz, salsa, contemporary or Argentine tango. For the Judges' Choice dance, each will perform a jive, foxtrot, quick step, salsa or cha cha. The Dedicated Dance scores will be combined with the Judges' Choice dance scores for a judges' final tally.

Each couple will dance to the following songs (in alphabetical order):

Alexis Ren and Alan Bersten - Waltz - "Water" by Bishop Briggs

Bobby Bones and Sharna Burgess - Salsa - "GDFR" by Flo Rida

Evanna Lynch and Keo Motsepe - Contemporary - "Stand Up for Something" by Andra Day

Joe "Grocery Store Joe" Amabile and Jenna Johnson - Contemporary- "This Year's Love" by David Gray

Juan Pablo Di Pace and Cheryl Burke - Argentine tango - "Libertango" from Forever Tango

Milo Manheim and Witney Carson - Argentine tango - "Pray for Me" by The Weeknd, Kendrick Lamar

Judges' Choice Dances

Alexis Ren and Alan Bersten - Jive - "Yes" by Merry Clayton (mentored by Bruno)

Bobby Bones and Sharna Burgess - Jive - "Gimme Some Lovin'" by The Spencer Davis Group (mentored by Len)

Evanna Lynch and Keo Motsepe - Foxtrot - "Rewrite the Stars" from "The Greatest Showman" (mentored by Len)

Joe "Grocery Store Joe" Amabile and Jenna Johnson - Quickstep - "Check it Out" by Oh the Larceny (mentored by Carrie Ann)

Juan Pablo Di Pace and Cheryl Burke - Salsa - "Tu Sonrisa" by Elvis Crespo (mentored by Bruno)

Milo Manheim and Witney Carson - Cha Cha - "Good Feeling" by Austin French (mentored by Carrie Ann)

For week eight, viewers may cast their votes for their favorite "Dancing with the Stars" couples via phone and online at www.ABC.com, beginning from the start of the episode on the East Coast at 8:00 p.m. EST/5:00 p.m. PST and closing at 4:00 a.m. EST/1:00 a.m. PST on Tuesday.

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 Studios. Andrew Llinares and Ashley Edens-Shaffer are executive producers. The show is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC's selected HDTV format, with 5.1 channel surround sound.

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DANCING WITH THE STARS (ABC)
Returns in Fall 2019 (Exact Date TBA)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
6/1/05 - ???
STATUS:
returning in 2019/2020 (date TBA)
TIME SLOT:
not on the schedule
CURRENT SEASON:
28 (??? episodes)
VISIT THE OFFICIAL WEB SITE
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
renewed through the 2019-20 season (the show's 28th) on 2/5/19
DESCRIPTION:
(from ABC's press release, September 2018) "Dancing with the Stars" is waltzing its way into its upcoming season, and the new celebrity cast is adding some glitzy bling to their wardrobe, breaking in their dancing shoes and readying themselves for their first dance on the ballroom floor, as the season kicks off MONDAY, SEPT. 24 (8:00-10:00 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network, streaming and on demand. This season's lineup of celebrity dancers includes an "American Idol" mentor, the first-ever blind contestant to take part in the show, an alumnus from Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, a Duke of Hazzard, an Olympic Gold medal-winning gymnast and a Bachelor Nation favorite, among others.
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:
· Andrew Llinares as EP
· Ashley Edens-Shaffer as EP
GENRE(S):
· reality (all)
· reality (competition)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· BBC Studios