Dancing with the Stars Returns March 19

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ABC has announced that hit series “Dancing with the Stars” will return with a two-hour premiere on Monday, March 19 (8:00-10:00 p.m., ET). To offer viewers two weeks to see the performers in action before voting, the first results show will air on week two. The second performance show, airing Monday, March 26, will also be two hours in length (8:00-10:00 p.m.), and the first results show will air Tuesday, March 27 (9:00-10:00 p.m., ET).

Beginning April 2, “Dancing with the Stars” will air Mondays from 8:00-9:30 p.m, and “Dancing with the Stars the Results Show” on Tuesdays from 9:00-10:00 p.m.

“The great thing about this air schedule is that fans won’t have to choose between the two reality hits this Spring,” said Stephen McPherson, president, ABC Entertainment.

The new cast will be announced on Good Morning America closer to premiere.

“Dancing with the Stars” is the U.S. version of the international smash hit series, “Strictly Come Dancing.” This version is produced in America by BBC Worldwide. Conrad Green and Richard Hopkins are executive producers and Izzie Pick is co-executive producer. Rob Wade and Matilda Zoltowski are supervising producers. Alex Rudzinski directs.

“Dancing with the Stars and its Results Show” are broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC’s selected HDTV format, with 5.1 channel surround sound and Spanish audio via SAP. These programs carry a TV-PG parental guideline.

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