GSN PREMIERES SEASON 4 OF "DANCING WITH THE STARS" ON SATURDAY, JANUARY 21, 2012
Santa Monica, CA - December 15, 2011 - The sequins and the sweat, the triumphs and tears, the graceful lifts and awkward lunges - everything there is to love about DANCING WITH THE STARS comes to GSN in January, when GSN premieres the first-ever off-network airing of DANCING WITH THE STARS, Season 4. DANCING WITH THE STARS, Season 4, premieres on Saturday, January 21st at 6:00 p.m. Eastern. The season will air in back-to-back episodes every Saturday night, starting at 6:00 p.m. Eastern through Saturday, March 3, 2012.
DANCING WITH THE STARS, Season 4, features a diverse cross-section of celebrities from television, movies, music, sports, fashion and society, each paired with a professional dancer:
· Apolo Anton Ohno & Julianne Hough
· Paulina Porizkova & Alec Mazo
· Shandi Finnessey & Brian Fortuna
· Leeza Gibbons & Tony Dovolani
· Clyde Drexler & Elena Grinenko
· Heather Mills & Jonathan Roberts
· John Ratzenberger & Edyta Sliwinska
· Billy Ray Cyrus & Karina Smirnoff
· Ian Ziering & Cheryl Burke
· Laila Ali & Maksim Chmerkovskiy
· Joey Fatone & Kym Johnson
GSN has the exclusive off-network rights to ABC's DANCING WITH THE STARS from Disney-ABC Domestic Television, making GSN the only network on which previous seasons of the mega-hit dance competition can be seen. GSN has acquired seasons 4 through 13 of the series, and the agreement also includes the upcoming 14th season.
DANCING WITH THE STARS is the U.S. version of the international smash hit series, "Strictly Come Dancing." This version is produced by BBC Worldwide Productions. Conrad Green serves as executive producer and Ashley Edens-Shaffer and Joe Sungkur are co-executive producers.
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