Calling all Dancing With the Stars fans! The hit dancing competition airs every year twice a year, and now, many viewers are curious: when does the upcoming Season 25 start?
Starting tonight, your favorite pro dancers and celeb pairs will hit the ballroom. Tune in to ABC at 8 p.m. EST for the two-hour-long season premiere — and scroll down to learn more about this new season!
Who are the Dancing With the Stars Season 25 celebrities?
This season will feature quite the star-studded cast! Property Brothers star Drew Scott, Shark Tank shark Barbara Corcoran, former Paralympic swimmer Victoria Arlen, former NBA star Derek Fisher, Malcolm in the Middle Star Frankie Muniz, NFL star Terrell Owens, Hollywood couple Nick Lachey and Vanessa Lachey, Pretty Little Liars star Sasha Pieterse, actor Jordan Fisher, singer Debbie Gibson, wresttler Nikki Bella, and violinist Lindsey Stirling will be on this season.
Us Weekly reports that Bobby Brown was set to appear, but decided not to in the end. "Bobby Brown was originally slated to be on this new season of DWTS, but recently pulled out," a source shared.
Which pros are going to be on Dancing With the Stars 2017?
Mark Ballas, Lindsay Arnold, Gleb Savchenko, Sharna Burgess, Val Chmerkovskiy, Emma Slater, Keo Motsepe, Witney Carson, Alan Bersten, Artem Chigvinstev, Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Cherly Burke, and Peta Murgatroyd will be returning for Season 25 as pros. Fans were bummed to see that Jenna Johnson and Sasha Farber got demoted to the troupe instead.
Where can you watch Season 25 of Dancing With the Stars?
You can watch DWTS on ABC every Monday night this fall. You can also catch episodes on the show's website.
Is Derek Hough returning to Dancing With the Stars?
He sadly is not. However, in a recent interview he joked that he would come back if he was paired with one very special celebrity — Celine Dion! He left the show in Season 24 to be a judge on the new show World of Dance with J.Lo, so many fans assume he's going to be busy with that again this season. He was also supposed to go on tour with his sister, Julianne Hough. Additionally, he just released a book called Taking the Lead.
It was recently announced that Julianne will also not be returning as a judge this season (we hate that it will be Hough-less). Although the real reason has yet to be revealed, many fans think it's so she and her husband, Brooks Laich, can just enjoy being newlyweds!
Derek opened up about how he loves the show despite the fact that he's not returning. "I love them all. I was just nominated for an Emmy this past weekend, and it's always been for Dancing With the Stars, so it's kind of bittersweet, because it was my last performance," he admitted to Entertainment Tonight. "I love that show. It's amazing."
As far as a comeback, Derek isn't ruling anything out. "I'm never saying never [to returning to the show in the future]," he added. "They're my family. I will always be a positive ambassador for that show. I love it dearly."
Who won Dancing With the Stars last season?
During Season 24, former NFL star Rashad Jennings took home the Mirror Ball Trophy. He was paired with his pro partner, Emma Slater!