Now that Dancing With The Stars (DTWS) is in the final stages of its 20th Season, it stands to reason to have a 10th Anniversary celebration. The immensely popular show has had two seasons per year for 10 years, and it has generated a lot of buzz for that time. Here are some instructions of how to watch the 10th Anniversary Special Online.
If you are wanting to watch the DTWS special through live streaming, ABC has got you set up for that. All you need to do is go to ABC Live and then click on the "Confirm Location" to see if the live stream is available in your area. According to heavy.com, Livestreaming is currently available through Comcast, Cablevision, Cox Communications, Charter Communications, DISH, DirecTV, Midcontinent Communications, Verizon FiOS, Google Fiber and AT&T U-verse. You will need to enter an online username and password for your cable provider for this service.
If you can't access ABC Watch Live, you can always access the Facebook Page of the ABC Television Network. Another option is the ABC Watch Live Mobile App, which is available on the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store.
According to Buddy TV, the 10th Anniversary special will pack quite a lot in this hour as a tribute to the ten years and twenty seasons that the show has aired. You can expect to see many past Dancing with the Stars competitors including Season 1 winner Kelly Monaco with her partner Val Chmerkovskiy, Season 18 winners Meryl Davis and Maksim Chmerkovskiy, and Season 19 winners Alfonso Ribeiro and Witney Carson. Also featured will be All-Stars winners Melissa Rycroft and Tony Dovolani, and it sounds like all these couples will be performing, so I am guessing that there will not be any dancing of the current competitors that night.
In addition to the returning couples, there will also be some special group dances as well. For example there will be a "Bromance" group dance featuring Derek Hough and Mark Ballas with their former partners like Maria Menounos, Amber Riley, Amy Purdy, Katherine Jenkins, Chelsea Kane, and Kristi Yamaguchi. There will also be an NFL Players group dance featuring Anna Trebunskaya along with Emmitt Smith, Jacobey Jones, Kurt Warner, Donald Driver, Jerry Rice, Michael Irvin, and Hines Ward.
Unfortunately, not participating at the 10th Anniversary special of DTWS is Derek Hough. Us Magazine reports that Derek has a foot injury, but fellow pro Sasha Farber is dancing in his place.
Once the special is over, there are six shows left (occurring in a three-week period) before the end of DWTS Season 20. Monday, May 4th and Tuesday, May 5th will be America's Choice Night, where the final five couples dance to styles and songs chosen by viewers. Monday, May 11th and Tuesday, May 12th will be the Semifinals as the last four couples get a chance to proceed with Freestyle routines. Then the Finals happen on Monday, May 18th and Tuesday, May 19th, where the final top three couples will perform their routines (including Freestyle) with the two-hour finale on Tuesday to see who gets the Golden Mirror Ball.
If you find that you have access to a TV, ABC will air the 10th Anniversary special of Dancing with the Stars (DTWS) at 8 PM on Tuesday, April 27th, 2015.