'Dancing with the Stars' Season 18 on ABC Premiere Preview

ABC’s launches the 18th season of “Dancing with the Stars” tonight, but has the network lost faith in their reality TV workhorse? The show went under for a massive facelift during its hiatus. Gone are co-host Brooke Burke Charvet and the old band. Erin Andrews, ESPN sideline beauty, replaces Charvet, as well as a new “twist” to the game producers are calling “The Switch Up”. This will allow viewers to switch up the dance pairings mid-season. Here’s ABC’s official explanation of the new bit.

In a first for “Dancing with the Stars,” the competition will feature a new game-changing twist called “The Switch Up.” This season, America will be given the power to vote and change celebrities and professional dance pairings. This new rule will affect all couples as they will be required to switch partners at a point in the season. Never before have dance partnerships been split up during the course of competition.

Here’s the complete list of the Stars and their Pros as well as what style of dance they are doing during the premiere.

Couple Week 1
Sean & Karina Contemporary
Candace & Mark Contemporary
Drew & Cheryl Foxtrot
Meryl & Maks Cha-cha-cha
NeNe & Tony Cha-cha-cha
James & Peta Foxtrot
Danica & Val Foxtrot
Diana & Henry Foxtrot
Amy & Derek Cha-cha-cha
Cody & Witney Cha-cha-cha
Charlie & Sharna Contemporary
Billy & Emma Cha-cha-cha

Date: Monday, March 17th
Episode Title: Dancing with the Stars S18 Premiere
Start Time: 8:00 pm ET
Watch: ABC
Online Stream: ABC.com

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