Dancing with the Stars returns to ABC Monday night, September 15 with a new cast and a new judge. Two-time Mirrorball champion and movie star Julianne Hough will join Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli and Carrie Ann Inaba at the judges' desk.
"I'm so excited to be back with my Dancing with the Stars family again on a regular basis. I've always aspired to be an all-around entertainer, whether I'm acting, dancing or singing, and I'm thrilled for this opportunity that will allow me to continue all of those pursuits." Julianne Hough told ABC.
Meet the Season 19 Cast
This season's cast of celebrity dancers include Bethany Mota, Sadie Robertson, Jonathan Bennett, Tommy Chong, Randy Couture, Betsey Johnson, Lolo Jones, Janel Parrish, Alfonso Ribeiro, Antonio Sabato Jr., Tavis Smiley, Lea Thompson, Michael Waltrip.
The thirteen stars will partner with the professional dancers to bring heat to the ballroom, here is the lineup:
- Sadie Robertson and Mark Ballas
- Antonio Sabato Jr. and Cheryl Burke
- Tavis Smiley and Sharna Burgess
- Alfonso Ribeiro and Witney Carson
- Lea Thompson and Artem Chigvintsev
- Janel Parrish and Valentin Chmerkovskiy
- Betsey Johnson and Tony Dovolani
- Jonathan Bennett and Allison Holker
- Bethany Mota and Derek Hough
- Lolo Jones and Keo Motsepe
- Tommy Chong and Peta Murgatroyd
- Michael Waltrip and Emma Slater
- Randy Couture and Karina Smirnoff
Maksim Chmerkovskiy, who won his first mirror ball trophy with Meryl Davis last season, would not return to the show as a dancer, but he said he would love to appear as a judge if he is given an opportunity to.
DWTS Season 19 two-hour premiere starts at 8 p.m. ET on ABC. One couple will be eliminated and the results show will be broadcasted the following day on Tuesday, Sept 16 at 8 p.m. ET.
For the first two weeks viewers may cast their votes for their favorite couples via phone on Monday nights during and up to 60 minutes after the end of the DWTS broadcast in each time zone. Online voting at www.ABC.com and on Facebook at https://apps.facebook.com/votedwts/ is open for 15 hours, beginning from the start of the episode on the East Coast at 8:00 p.m., ET/5:00 p.m., PT and closing at 11:00 a.m., ET/8:00 a.m., PT the next day.
From week three until the finale, viewers may cast their votes for their favorite couples via phone on Monday nights during and up to 60 minutes after the end of the "Dancing with the Stars" broadcast in each time zone. Online voting at www.ABC.com and on Facebook at https://apps.facebook.com/votedwts/ is open for 24 hours, beginning from the start of each episode on the East Coast at 8:00 p.m., ET/5:00 p.m., PT and closing at 8:00 p.m., ET/5:00 p.m., PT on Tuesday evenings.