Season 31 of “Dancing With the Stars” will premiere Monday, September 19, 2022 at 8 p.m. Eastern/5 p.m. Pacific Time on Disney+.
The show will feature a total of 16 pairs of professional dancers and celebrity partners each performing during the premiere, and the evening will end with one elimination.
Judges Carrie Ann Inaba, Bruno Tonioli, Derek Hough and Len Goodman each return to the panel for the season, and host Tyra Banks also returns to the ballroom, but this time she’s joined by TV personality and mirror ball champion Alfonso Ribeiro.
Read on to see what to expect from the show’s premiere episode.
Each of the dances expected for “Dancing With the Stars” Season 31 Episode One has been revealed ahead of time.
Here’s what viewers can expect in the ballroom:
There will also be professional dancer numbers, as well as numbers performed by the group during the show.
For the first time in several seasons, the skybox returns as part of the ballroom, the cast announced at the D23 expo. According to a summary on Reddit, that’s not the only change made for the new season.
According to the summary, voting is not only open to people watching in the US, but also to people watching the show live in Canada.
Due to the coast-to-coast nature of the show airing on the streaming service rather than live TV, people across the country can also vote after seeing the performances. Before the change, people on the West Coast had to either not vote at all or wait for the performances to be posted on social media to pick their favorites. In some cases, it meant voting blind for the people on the West Coast looking for certain celebrities.
Now that the show airs to everyone at once, everyone can watch performances before voting for their favorite contestants.