SEASON THREE OF ABC�S HIT SERIES
�DANCING WITH THE STARS� PREMIERES TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12
�Dancing with the Stars the Results Show� Begins Wednesday, September 13
Hosted by Tom Bergeron (�America�s Funniest Home Videos�) and Samantha Harris (�E! Entertainment�), an exciting third season of �Dancing with the Stars� returns to ABC TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12 (8:00-10:02 p.m., ET). An American football legend, a talk show icon, an award-winning country music singer, a movie star and two former teen heartthrobs are among eleven celebrities vying for a chance to be crowned champion of �Dancing with the Stars.�
On �Episode 301,� the season premiere, eleven celebrities paired with professional instructors will make their ballroom dancing debut performing one of two disciplines � the Cha Cha or the Foxtrot. As the viewing audience votes for their favorite performances via phone or online at www.abc.com, the couples will be judged, critiqued and scored by a panel of dance experts -- renowned Ballroom Judge Len Goodman, and dancer/choreographers Bruno Tonioli and Carrie Ann Inaba. The couple receiving the lowest combined score will be eliminated from the competition the following evening on the �Dancing with the Stars the Results Show,� WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET).
The excitement begins next week when we�ll see who among the following has what it takes to raise the coveted mirror ball trophy.
Tucker Carlson (political journalist) and partner Elena Grinenko
Monique Coleman (star of Disney Channel�s �High School Musical�) and partner Louis van Amstel
Sara Evans (country music star) and partner Tony Dovolani
Willa Ford (pop star) and partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy
Vivica A. Fox (movie star) and partner Nick Kosovich
Harry Hamlin (film and TV star) and partner Ashly DelGrosso
Joey Lawrence (actor and TV star) and partner Edyta Sliwinska
Mario Lopez (actor and TV host) and partner Karina Smirnoff
Shanna Moakler (former Miss USA and reality star) and partner Jesse DeSoto
Emmitt Smith (NFL legend) and partner Cheryl Burke.
Jerry Springer (talk show icon) and partner Kym Johnson
�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 is executive producer and Izzie Pick is co-executive producer. Rob Wade and Matilda Zoltowski are supervising producers. Alex Rudzinski directs.
�Dancing with the Stars� is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC�s selected HDTV format, with 5.1-channel surround sound and Spanish audio via SAP. This program carries a TV-PG parental guideline.