"DANCING WITH THE STARS" CELEBRATES ITS 100th EPISODE, TUESDAY, MAY 6
Season Four Champs Apolo Anton Ohno and Julianne Hough
and Season Five Finalists Mel B. and Maksim Chmerkovskiy Perform
"Macy's Stars of Dance" Presents "A Chorus Line," Featuring Season Two Alumnus Mario Lopez
The Eighth Couple Eliminated is Revealed
"Episode 608A" - "Dancing with the Stars" commemorates a milestone, celebrating its 100th episode TUESDAY, MAY 6 (9:00-10:02 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. Since its debut in the summer of 2005, "Dancing with the Stars" was an instant hit and has grown to become one of the most popular series on television. Season to date, the sixth season of "Dancing with the Stars" leads its Monday time period in both Total Viewers and Adults 18-49. The unscripted program ranks as the
No. 1 program on Monday night in Total Viewers since its season premiere in March, and as the No. 5 most-watched show of the season overall.
"We are so fortunate to be the home of 'Dancing with the Stars.' The relationship with the producers and BBC Worldwide Productions has been incredibly rewarding for us all, and I thank everyone who has made this show such a phenomenal success," said Stephen McPherson, president, ABC Entertainment. "It's a unique show that demonstrates family viewing and appointment television are alive and well, and we look forward to many more successful seasons."
"It's such an honor to reach our 100th show still going strong," said executive producer Conrad Green. "It's been great to bring dancing back to primetime with a family-friendly show. Our 100th celebration will bring back many of our favorite past stars for new performances, and is one of the most exciting and ambitious results shows we've ever made."
In a special episode of "Dancing with the Stars the Results Show," viewers are in for a special treat with appearances by alumni from seasons past returning to celebrate this landmark. Fan favorites and Season Four champions Apolo Anton Ohno and Julianne Hough reunite for a special performance, while Season Five standout Mel B. hits the dance floor with partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy. Other stars joining the celebration include Sabrina Bryan, Joey Fatone, Master P., Jerry Rice, Jane Seymour, Jerry Springer, Wayne Newton and many more. We'll also look back at some of the most memorable moments in the show's history and be treated to a spectacular performance by the professional dancers.
Season Two finalist Mario Lopez returns to the ballroom as "Macy's Stars of Dance" presents "A Chorus Line." Mario is currently starring in the Broadway production of the hugely successful musical. "Macy's Stars of Dance" features some of the best choreographers and performers from different styles of dance, offering viewers performances that represent the peak of achievement in their genres.
By evening's end, the celebrity with the lowest-composite score will be eliminated, as determined by a combination of the judges' scores and viewers' votes.
Viewers may cast their votes for their favorite teams via phone on performance nights during and up to thirty minutes after the "Dancing with the Stars" performance shows. AT&T subscribers may also text message their votes by texting the word "VOTE" and entering the number that corresponds to the team they want to support (standard text message rates apply). Viewers may also vote online at www.abc.com once the performance show begins on the East Coast, until 12:00p.m., ET the next day.
Hosted by Tom Bergeron ("America's Funniest Home Videos") and Samantha Harris ("E! Entertainment"), the celebrities will perform choreographed dance routines which will be judged by renowned Ballroom judge Len Goodman and dancer/choreographers Bruno Tonioli and Carrie Ann Inaba.
"Dancing with the Stars" is the U.S. version of the international BBC smash hit series, "Strictly Come Dancing." This version is produced in America by BBC Worldwide Productions. Conrad Green serves as executive producer and Rob Wade and Matilda Zoltowski are co-executive 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.
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