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DANCING WITH THE STARS
Air Date: Monday, November 23, 2020
Time Slot: 8:00 PM-10:00 PM EST on ABC
Episode Title: (#2911) "Finale"
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SEASON FINALE

IT ALL COMES DOWN TO THIS ... THE FINALE! FOUR CELEBRITY AND PRO-DANCER COUPLES COMPETE FOR THE COVETED MIRRORBALL TROPHY ON ABC'S 'DANCING WITH THE STARS,' MONDAY, NOV. 23

Nelly to Perform a Medley of His Greatest Hits; Derek Hough Dances Solo on the Ballroom Floor

"Finale" - Four celebrity and pro-dancer couples dance and compete in the live season finale where one couple will win the coveted Mirrorball Trophy, MONDAY, NOV. 23 (8:00-10:00 p.m. EST), on ABC. Episodes can also be viewed the next day on demand and on Hulu.

Tyra Banks will walk out to "I'm So Excited" by The Pointer Sisters. For this week, each couple will repeat one of their favorite performances from earlier in the season with some new creative elements. Then, for the last element of competition, the couples will perform the most anticipated dance of the season - the fan-favorite Freestyle. In addition, Nelly will perform a medley of his greatest hits including "Ride Wit Me," "Lil Bit" and "Hot in Herre" while his pro dancer Daniella Karagach dances with her husband, Pasha Pashkov. And Derek Hough will dance solo on the ballroom floor to "Let's Fall in Love for the Night." Also, a number of the couples who were eliminated earlier in the season will return to the ballroom.

In show, viewers will get a sneak peek of the remaining season of "The Bachelorette" with Tayshia and a first look at Matt James as "The Bachelor."

Live votes (via abc.com, the ABC app and SMS/text) 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). The live vote will be combined with the judges' scores and tabulated in real time, determining the Mirrorball Champion.

The couples are as follows (with dances and songs):

· Kaitlyn Bristowe ("The Bachelor," "The Bachelorette") and pro Artem Chigvintsev will repeat their Argentine Tango to "Toxic" by Britney Spears, then a Freestyle dance to "Sparkling Diamonds" from "Moulin Rouge"

· Actress Justina Machado ("One Day at a Time") and pro Sasha Farber will repeat their Cha to "Respect" by Aretha Franklin, then a Freestyle dance to "Let's Get Loud" by Jennifer Lopez and "Bamboleo" by The Gypsy Kings.

· GRAMMY(R)-winning rapper Nelly and pro Daniella Karagach will repeat their Samba to "Rhythm of the Night" by DeBarge, then a Freestyle dance to "Savage" by Megan Thee Stallion and "Hypnotize" by The Notorious B.I.G.

· TV host Nev Schulman ("Catfish") and pro Jenna Johnson will repeat their Paso Doble to "Black Swan Swan Lake" by District 78, then a Freestyle dance to "Singin' in the Rain" by District 78.

"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. Hosted by supermodel and businesswoman Tyra Banks, the series returns to the ballroom with a lineup of celebrities. Carrie Ann Inaba and Bruno Tonioli are joined by Emmy(R) Award winner and six-time Mirrorball champion Derek Hough at the judges' desk. Meanwhile, unable to judge this season live in the ballroom, Len Goodman will still be a part of the show in a different capacity and sharing his ballroom expertise from the UK.

ABC's "Dancing with the Stars" is produced by BBC Studios' Los Angeles production arm. Andrew Llinares and Tyra Banks are executive producers.  

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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:
29 (11 episodes)
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ADDITIONAL NOTES:
completed airing its 29th season on 11/23/20; has yet to be renewed for a 30th season
DESCRIPTION:
(from ABC's press release, August 2020) "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 and voted upon by viewers at home. The competition begins with an all-new cast of celebrities paired up with the show's pro dancers, braving the dance floor together for the very first time. Each week these celebrities will endure hours of grueling rehearsals to master new dance styles and technical choreography to perform a dance. In the end, only one star will rise above the rest to be crowned champion and win the coveted Mirrorball trophy. Last season, "Dancing with the Stars" averaged 9.1 million Total Viewers after 35 days of delayed viewing across linear and digital platforms. "Dancing with the Stars" is produced by BBC Studios' Los Angeles production arm. Andrew Llinares and Tyra Banks are executive producers.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Bruno Tonioli as Judge
· Carrie Ann Inaba as Judge
· Derek Hough as Judge (Season 29- )
· Tyra Banks as Host (Season 29- )
RECURRING/PREVIOUS CAST INFORMATION:
· Brooke Burke as Host (Season 10-17)
· Erin Andrews as Host (Season 18-28)
· Julianne Hough as Judge (Season 19-21)
· Len Goodman as Judge (Season 1-20, 22-28)
· Samantha Harris as Host (Season 1-9)
· Tom Bergeron as Host (Season 1-28)
CREW INFORMATION:
· Andrew Llinares as EP
· Tyra Banks as EP
GENRE(S):
· based on a tv series
· reality (all)
· reality (competition)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· BBC Studios