THE 10 INCREDIBLE ATHLETES VYING TO WIN THE MIRRORBALL ON ABC'S 'DANCING WITH THE STARS: ATHLETES' WILL BE REVEALED LIVE, FRIDAY, APRIL 13, EXCLUSIVELY ON 'GOOD MORNING AMERICA'
'Dancing with the Stars: Athletes' Will Have Its Season Premiere on Monday, April 30
The celebrated new cast, featuring all athletes, of "Dancing with the Stars: Athletes" will be revealed live, FRIDAY APRIL 13, exclusively on "Good Morning America" (7:00-9:00 a.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network.
Hosted by two-time Emmy(R)-winning host Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews, "Dancing with the Stars: Athletes" will have its season premiere on MONDAY, APRIL 30 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT). The show kicks off with each of the 10 athletes being paired up with a pro dancer, then follows their preparation and hard work as they hit the dance floor for the most competitive season ever. Each week these athletes will leave their comfort zones and endure hours of grueling rehearsals to master new dance styles and technical choreography to perform a dance. Renowned ballroom experts Len Goodman, Carrie Ann Inaba and Bruno Tonioli return to the ballroom to judge the competitive dances, along with viewer votes. In the end, only one athlete will rise above the rest to be crowned champion and win the coveted Mirrorball trophy.
"Dancing with the Stars: Athletes" is produced by BBC Worldwide Productions. Andrew Llinares and Ashley Edens are executive producers. The show is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC's selected HDTV format, with 5.1 channel surround sound. This program carries a TV-PG, L parental guideline.
About BBC Worldwide Productions
BBC Worldwide Productions is a key business division under BBC Worldwide North America - part of BBC Worldwide, the main commercial arm and wholly owned subsidiary of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) - which operates as a studio in the U.S. and Canada. Based in Los Angeles, BBC Worldwide Productions develops and produces original content as well as scripted and unscripted projects based on BBC formats/brands across all platforms. The studio is responsible for the ratings juggernaut "Dancing with the Stars" (ABC), "Top Gear America" (BBC America) and the limited series, "The Night Of "(HBO).
About "Good Morning America"
Emmy Award-winning "GMA," featuring the anchor team of Robin Roberts, George Stephanopoulos, Michael Strahan, Lara Spencer, Amy Robach and Ginger Zee, airs live MONDAY-FRIDAY (7:00-9:00 a.m. EDT) on The ABC Television Network. Michael Corn is the senior executive producer.