"DANCING WITH THE STARS" CELEBRATES TEN YEARS OF BALLROOM DANCING, SEQUINS AND SPRAY TANS AND MORE ON "DANCING WITH THE STARS: 10TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL," ON APRIL 28
The pop culture phenomenon that has brought ballroom dancing and beyond to living rooms across America for the past decade celebrates with a star-studded spectacular, on "Dancing with the Stars: 10th Anniversary Special," TUESDAY APRIL 28 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET/PT) on the ABC Television Network. The extraordinary episode will be filled with show-stopping performances featuring past and present "Dancing with the Stars" cast members and pro dancers plus a look back at fan-favorite moments from the past 20 seasons. Dancing history will be made with the show's largest opening number ever, featuring over 45 stars including the judges, hosts, and Season 20 pro dancers performing alongside 15 celebrity alums and seven returning pros.
Viewers can expect to see exciting new routines, with everything from an NFL football player ensemble to a "bromance" dance. Trading in their cleats for dance shoes, Superbowl Champions Donald Driver, Hines Ward, Kurt Warner, Jacoby Jones, Emmitt Smith, Michael Irvin and Jerry Rice will perform a Latin Paso Doble with Karina Smirnoff, Emma Slater and Anna Trebunskaya. Throughout the night, nine Mirrorball winners will take the stage, including a dance showdown between season 18 winners Meryl Davis and Maksim Chmerkovskiy and reigning champions Alfonso Ribeiro and Witney Carson. Additional performers include Katherine Jenkins, Chelsea Kane, Kristi Yamaguchi, Amy Purdy, Maria Menounos, Melissa Rycroft, Kelly Monaco and more. Then finally, the night will come to a close with Grammy(R) award winning artist Patti LaBelle performing her iconic hit "Lady Marmalade" with Lil' Kim and Amber Riley. There will be surprises around every corner as celebrities come together to celebrate this momentous occasion.
"This is an outstanding milestone and a testament to the creativity and dedication of all the people who have been involved in the show over the last 10 years," said "Dancing with the Stars" Executive Producer, Rob Wade.
"Dancing with the Stars" features Julianne Hough, Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli and Carrie Ann Inaba at the judges table and is hosted by Emmy(R) Award-winning host Tom Bergeron ("America's Funniest Home Videos") and Erin Andrews (sports host & "Dancing with the Stars" Season 10 finalist).
Dancing with the Stars: Live! is going back on the road giving fans the opportunity to see their favorite stars dance live in their hometowns. Hosted by Dancing with the Stars All-Stars champion Melissa Rycroft, the 'Perfect Ten Tour' is bringing a one-of-a-kind touring production to more than 40 cities across America starting June 13 and run through August 11. The tour includes pro dancers Witney Carson, Valentin Chmerkovskiy, Artem Chigvintsev, Peta Murgatroyd, Emma Slater, Keo Motsepe, and troupe dancers Alan Bersten, Brittany Cherry, Sasha Farber and Jenna Johnson. The dancers are unleashed in the 90-minute action packed live show, treating audiences to exciting and romantic performances, from choreography never before seen on the show, to some of the most memorable numbers from all ten years of Dancing with the Stars. Tickets are on sale now at http://www.dwtstour.com/.
"Dancing with the Stars" is produced by BBC Worldwide Productions. Rob Wade, Ashley Edens-Shaffer and Joe Sungkur are executive producers. Alex Rudzinski directs. "Dancing with the Stars" is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC's selected HDTV format, with 5.1 channel surround sound. A TV parental guideline will be assigned closer to airdate.
About BBC Worldwide Productions
BBC Worldwide Productions is a key business under BBC Worldwide North America, the U.S. division of the main commercial arm and wholly-owned subsidiary of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), BBC Worldwide. Led by Jane Tranter, BBC Worldwide Productions is based in Los Angeles and develops and produces scripted and non-scripted projects for U.S. cable and broadcast networks, as well as digital platforms. The production company is responsible for various titles including the upcoming limited series, Crime (HBO), as well as Getting On (HBO), Top Gear (HISTORY), and the cultural phenomenon, Dancing with the Stars (ABC). Other critically acclaimed titles are produced under Adjacent Productions, a label that sits within BBC Worldwide Productions label and serves to identify new programming created by the Los Angeles-based production company. They include Da Vinci's Demons (Starz), Life Below Zero (National Geographic Channel), Ladies of London (Bravo), and the upcoming series, Lost in Transmission (HISTORY).