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Dancing with the Stars
Season 20
ABC 8p ET Mondays

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The ballroom is open once again as 12 celebrities team with 12 of the skilled dancers for a winner-take-all dance-off!

Recaps by Pierre Jason Kelly, GSNN

Hosts Tom Bergeron & Erin Andrews
Judges Len Goodman
Carrie Ann Inaba
Bruno Tonioli
Musical Director Rickey Minor
Announcer Alan Dedicoat
Creator Eric Morley (based upon "Strictly Come Dancing")
EP Conrad Green
Joe Sungkur
Ashley Edens-Shaffer
Packager BBC Worldwide Productions
Origins CBS Television City, Los Angeles
Airs 8p ET Mon, ABC
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Week 1: The 10th Commandment: Thou Shalt Dance... Because I Said So!
March 16
In 2005, ABC came up with a British import to drive ratings up the wall. They took well-known celebrities, added in dance professionals and ended up in a studio ballroom larger than life. They learned the basics of ballroom dancing to impress the judges, but more important, the home viewers themselves. That idea: Dancing With The Stars. Here we are 10 years later, and it's season 20. A new generation of dance pros, stars and veteran pros who know how to do it. Let's introduce the roster for this fantastic season.

Rumer Willis (Actress; daughter of Bruce Willis)
Michael Sam (NFL star)
Chris Soules (The Bachelor)
Suzanne Somers (Three's Company)
Redfoo (LMFAO)
Willow Shields (The Hunger Games; youngest celebrity to be on the show since Zendaya)
Nastia Lukin (olympic gymnast)
Charlotte McKinney (Viral sensation)
Riker Lynch (R5)
Patti Labelle (R&B legend)
Robert Herjavich (Shark Tank)
Noah Gallaway (personal trainer & former soldier)

Sharna Burgess (Noah's partner)
Kym Johnson (2x champion; Robert's partner)
Artem Chigvintsev (Patti's partner)
Derek Hough (most decorated DWTS champion; Emmy award winner; Nastia's partner)
Allison Holker (Riker's partner)
Keoikantse Motsepe (Charlotte's partner)
Emma Slater (Redfoo's partner)
Peta Murgatroyd (1x champion; Michael's partner)
Mark Ballas (2x champion; Willow's partner)
Tony Dovolani (1x champion; Suzanne's partner)
Witney Carson (Last season's champion; Chris' partner)
Val Chmierkovskiy (Rumer's partner)

It looks like a decent lineup. Let's hope nothing bad happens. Season a go.

Tonight, a trio of dances occur. They are the foxtrot, cha-cha or jive. Starting things off, Willow & Mark doing a cha-cha to "Lips Are Movin'" by Meghan Trainor. Willow started it off with a split and both did arm work later. Both bowed near the end. Since there are 4 judges like it was last season, we shall skip to the scoring:

Willow & Mark's Score: 25

Up next, Robert & Kym doing a cha-cha to "Bills" by Lunchmoney Lewis. Robert left the Shark Tank panel who the rest of them were actually played by the DWTS troupe returining this season, and went down to dance. Kym was hanging on to the money until they threw away their jackets. Kym had a high kick and it was raining fake money on teh dance floor. By the end, Kym went through Robert and both sat on the chair where he was sitting at teh start. Let's write the score check:

Robert & Kym's score: 28

Next, Riker & Allison doing a jive to "What I like About You" by The Romantics. Riker crowdsurfed to a small platform area and joined Allison. Riker later did a cartwheel to lay down on the floor Allison had to go through. Let's bust through the scoreboard:

Riker & Allison's score: 31

Charlotte & Keo will now dance a jive to "Shake A Tail Feather" by The Blues Brothers. Charlotte was having fun with her feather thingies and went to Keo to assist. Near the end, Charlotte did a split. Now we lickety-split to the scores.

Charlotte & Keo's score: 22

Patti & Artem will be up doing a foxtrot to "Lady Marmalade" by Labelle. Patti stepped off a very small platform and near the end, Patti fake pushed him off to do a solo. All you need is a scoreboard:

Patti & Artem's score: 25

Next will be Chris & Witney doing a jive to "Footloose" by Kenny Loggins. Chris got out of the truck and Witney did a split. Both pretended to grease their hair and both hopped on to the bed of the truck to look at the overhead camera by the end. Let's look at the scores:

Chris & Witney's score: 26

Now it's Michael & Peta doing "Uptown Funk" by Mark Ronson w/Bruno Mars, which believe it or not was recorded in my hometown of Memphis. Who knew? Getting closer to the end, Allison did a split and Michael raised his fist in the air. Raise the scoreboard, guys!

Michael & Peta's Score: 26

Next to dance is Nastia & Derek doing a cha-cha to "New York New York" by Ray Quinn w/Ultra Love. It felt classy with the blue curtain, but it was black & white for the rest of the screen. The curtain was raised and brought to full color for the rest of the routine. With the brass section behind them, they continued the routine like normal. Here come the scoreboard:

Nastia & Derek's score: 30

Moving on, Redfoo & Emma doing a cha-cha to "Juicy Wiggle" by redfoo himself. Redfoo was on top of a table and went down safely by the girls of the troupe and Emma. Halfway through, the men of the troupe were on top of the table with blocks over their heads. By the end, streamers came through. Minecrafting the scores:

Redfoo & Emma's score: 22

Next is Noah & Sharna dancing a cha-cha to "I Lived" by Onerepublic. Noah, like Amy Purdy is prostetic with one leg and has only one arm. Let's see how he does to his adventage this season. Both held hands after looking at the overhead camera and Noah helped Sharna do twirls.....all with one arm. Wow. And teh scores say:

Noah & Sharna's score: 26

Suzanne & Tony are here to do a cha-cha to "Physical" by Olivia Newton-John. I'm guessing it felt like an 80's aerobic class with Tony leading but the troupe and Suzanne used their thighmasters.........okay and both Suzanne & Tony went to the floor. Both blew a kiss to the judging panel and there was more. Send the numbers in....

Suzanne & Tony's score: 25

Batting cleanup, Rumer & Val doing a foxtrot to "Take Me To Church" by Hozier. Feeling like an old church setting, They put the elegance in this dance. Let's take it to the scoreboard:

Rumer & Val's score: 32

Our top 3 teams of the week, Rumer, Riker & Nastia. Everybody gets a free pass, but next week, it's on. Somebody here has got to go. You'll find out in 7. Bye everyone!

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