”Dancing with the Stars” Season 29 will premiere on Monday, September 14th at 8pm on ABC with a new host and executive producer, Tyra Banks.
Good Morning America announced that Derek Hough, no stranger to the DWTS ballroom, will work alongside Carrie Ann Inaba and Bruno Tonioli as judges, replacing Len Goodman, who cannot travel from London to Los Angeles due to the pandemic.
Expect a new set design as well, with a limited in-studio production team, as it’s been noted, fixed cameras will be placed to limit the amount of people in the ballroom. There will be no studio audience either.
Season 27 Mirrorball Champion pro, Sharna Burgess, will return to the ballroom, along with Cheryl Burke, Jenna Johnson, Emma Slater, Sasha Farber, Pasha Pashkov, Daniella Karagach, Peta Murgatroyd, Valentin Chmerkoviskiy, Keo Motsepe, Artem Chigvintsev, Alan Bersten. Brandon Armstrong, Gleb Savchenko AND Britt Stewart, making DWTS history, becoming the first black female pro on the show.
The celebrity list includes Kaitlyn Bristowe (Bachelor Nation), AJ McLean (Backstreet Boys), Chrishell Strause (Netflix: Selling Sunset), Monica Aldama (Netflix: Navarro Cheer Coach), Nelly (recording artist), Anne Heche (Actress), Vernon Davis (Former NFL Player • Super Bowl Champion), Jesse Metcalf (Desperate Housewives), Carole Baskin (Tiger King), Skai Jackson (Disney Channel), Charles Oakley (Former NBA Player), Jeannie Mai (The Real), Johnny Weir (Olympic Figure Skater), Nev Shulman (Catfish) and Justina Machado (One Day at a Time).
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On set of DWTS Season 28
DWTS Season 28 Mirrorball Champions Alan Bersten and Hannah Brown