ABC TO ANNOUNCE THE NEW "DANCING WITH THE STARS" CO-HOST LIVE ON "GOOD MORNING AMERICA," MONDAY, MARCH 8 ON ABC
Tom Bergeron Joins his New Co-Host Live on "Good Morning America at the Oscars"
"Dancing with the Stars" Premieres Monday, March 22
ABC is to announce the new celebrity co-host for the Spring 2010 season of "Dancing with the Stars" during "Good Morning America at the Oscars" the day after the 82nd Academy Awards � ceremony from Los Angeles, MONDAY, MARCH 8 (7:00-9:00 a.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. Joining the newly named co-host live on "Good Morning America" will be "Dancing with the Stars" host Tom Bergeron.
An all new cast of eleven celebrities will showcase their fancy footwork for the first time on the premiere of "Dancing with the Stars," MONDAY, MARCH 22 (8:00-10:00 p.m., ET), with no eliminations in first week of the competition. In week two, all of the couples will return and try to outshine each other once again in a two-hour show, MONDAY, MARCH 29 (8:00-10:00 p.m., ET). The couple with the lowest combined judges' scores and public votes for both performances will be sent home on TUESDAY, MARCH 30 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) in the season premiere of "Dancing with the Stars the Results Show."
Viewers may cast their votes for their favorite teams via phone on Monday night during and up to 30 minutes after the "Dancing with the Stars" performance shows. AT&T customers may also text message their votes by texting the word "VOTE" and entering the number that corresponds to the team they want to support (message and data rates may 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.
"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 Productions. Conrad Green serves as executive producer and Rob Wade is co-executive producer. Alex Rudzinski directs. "Dancing with the Stars" is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC's selected HDTV format, with 5.1 channel surround sound.
About BBC Worldwide Productions:
BBC Worldwide is the main commercial arm and wholly-owned subsidiary of British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). In the U.S., BBC Worldwide Productions, one of BBC Worldwide's seven core businesses, is based in Los Angeles and New York. It is responsible for the smash hit "Dancing with the Stars" and develops scripted and non-scripted projects for U.S. cable and broadcast networks.