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DANCING WITH THE STARS
Air Date: Monday, November 18, 2019
Time Slot: 8:00 PM-10:00 PM EST on ABC
Episode Title: (#2810) "Semi-Finals"
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STAKES ARE HIGH AS FIVE CELEBRITY AND PRO-DANCER COUPLES COMPETE IN THE SEMI-FINALS FOR THE COVETED MIRRORBALL TROPHY ON ABC'S 'DANCING WITH THE STARS,' MONDAY, NOV. 18

"Semi-Finals" - Five celebrity and pro-dancer couples return to the ballroom to compete on the 10th week of the 2019 season of "Dancing with the Stars," live, MONDAY, NOV. 18 (8:00-10:00 p.m. EST), on ABC. (TV-PG, L) Episodes can also be viewed the next day on ABC.com, the ABC app and Hulu.

For this week, there will be two rounds of competitive dance performances and the stakes are high to get into the finals. In the first round, celebrities will repeat a style of dance they struggled with earlier in the season with a new song. The judges will mentor each of the couples. The second round will be the last time the couples will perform to a style of dance they haven't performed before.

Vying for America's vote, each couple will dance to a variety of songs including Kelly Clarkson's "Stronger," The Temptations' "Get Ready," Tim McGraw's "Humble and Kind," Hozier's "Take Me To Church," Vanessa Williams' "Save the Best for Last," Ed Sheeran's "Perfect" and Whitney Houston's "I Will Always Love You," among others.

This week, the live vote (via abc.com, the ABC app and SMS/text) will be combined with the judges' scores and tabulated in real time, with the bottom two revealed during the broadcast. The live votes will occur each week only during the live broadcast in the EST/CST time zones (but fans in all U.S. time zones may vote within that window). At the end of the night, Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli and Carrie Ann Inaba will decide which celebrity up for elimination stays in the competition and which celebrity's journey comes to an end.

The couples (with their dance styles) are the following:
Country artist Lauren Alaina and Gleb Savchenko (Paso and Viennese Waltz)
Pop star Ally Brooke and Sasha Farber (Viennese Waltz and Charleston)
"The Bachelorette" Hannah Brown and Alan Bersten (Rumba and Contemporary)
Comedian and actor Kel Mitchell and Witney Carson (Tango and Contemporary)
TV and film actor James Van Der Beek and Emma Slater (Cha Cha and Foxtrot)

For the first time ever, "Dancing with the Stars" now has an official podcast! Every week with host Kym Johnson Herjavec, "Dancing with the Stars" fans can listen in and get a behind-the-ballroom perspective for all the latest backstage action, reactions and exclusive interviews with their favorite couples and cast members. These special access episodes will be released weekly on Tuesdays on Apple, Spotify, Acast and other podcast platforms. The "Dancing with the Stars Official Podcast" is produced by BBC Studios. David King is the producer, and Fabrizia Mauro and Lisa Ledterman are the managing producers.

Hosted by two-time Emmy(R) Award-winning hosts 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 is executive producer.

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DANCING WITH THE STARS (ABC)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
6/1/05 - ???
STATUS:
on hiatus or fate to be determined
TIME SLOT:
completed airing its current season
CURRENT SEASON:
28 (11 episodes)
VISIT THE OFFICIAL WEB SITE
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
completed airing its 28th season on 11/25/19; has yet to be renewed for a 29th season
DESCRIPTION:
(from ABC's press release, August 2019) With a lineup of celebrities including a supermodel, a former White House press secretary, a Bachelorette, pro-athletes from the NFL and NBA, a Supreme and a TV icon to name a few, "Dancing with the Stars" is waltzing its way into its highly anticipated upcoming 2019 season. 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 show kicks off MONDAY, SEPT. 16 (8:00-10:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC. For the first time ever, viewers will have to tune in to the season premiere to find out with whom their favorite professional dancers are paired. This season also features the return of a loved pro, Peta Murgatroyd, and two new professional ballroom dancers. Episodes can also be viewed the next day on ABC.com, the ABC app and Hulu.
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
GENRE(S):
· reality (all)
· reality (competition)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· BBC Studios