What time does Dancing with the Stars Season 23 start on Monday night, and how can you watch it live online? If you’re not near a TV to watch 13 celebrities and their pro dance partners compete for the Mirrorball Trophy this season, ABC offers free live stream service for computers, smartphones, and tablets in select cities across the United States.
Find information about ABC’s live stream service below as well as the latest scoop about the first night of competition including the start time, a complete cast lineup, and voting phone numbers and links for online voting.
Start Time: The two-hour DWTS season premiere starts at 8 p.m. ET on Monday, September 12. According to ABC, if you live in Los Angeles or San Francisco the premiere will be broadcast at 5 p.m. PDT on ABC due to an NFL game. Next week, the show will transition to a two-night format with a two-hour live show on Monday nights followed by the results shows on Tuesday nights.
Hosts and Judges: Once again, Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews are back to co-host Dancing with the Stars. Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli, and Carrie Ann Inaba are back at the judges’ table.
There have been rumors that Julianne Hough will return as a judge after taking last season off. However, Julianne tells ET that she “can’t confirm or deny” that she’s a Season 23 judge because she hasn’t “signed anything yet.”
“It’s funny because everybody is saying that [I’m coming back], but I actually can’t confirm or deny that I’m going to be on so, I don’t know! There’s been so many rumors, but I actually technically haven’t signed anything yet so, we’ll see!”
Please note that not everyone will have the ability to stream DWTS online during the live show. The network reports that live stream video service is currently available to viewers in New York City, Philadelphia, Raleigh-Durham, Chicago, Fresno, Houston, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. If your city is on the list, you must verify that you have a paid TV provider like Cox, Verizon Fios, DISH, and AT&T U-verse to activate the streaming service.
Voting: Fan votes are very important to the 13 couples who will be competing for the DWTS Season 23 Mirrorball trophy. Vote by phone by dialing the toll-free numbers listed below that is associated with the team you want to vote for. You can also vote online at ABC.com or on Facebook.
Check out the full cast list below along with the voting numbers assigned by ABC. There’s a wide range of celebs this season including actresses, two Olympic athletes, a professional race car driver, a model who just happens to be Kanye West’s ex-girlfriend, a retired NFL star, a rapper, a country singer, a beloved star of the 70s show The Brady Bunch, and much more.
Laurie Hernandez and Valentin Chmerkovskiy – 1-800-868-3407
Marilu Henner and Derek Hough – 1-800-868-3408
Maureen McCormick and Artem Chigvintsev – 1-800-868-3409
Rick Perry and Emma Slater – 1-800-868-3410
Terra Jolé and Sasha Farber – 1-800-868-3412
Vanilla Ice (Robert Van Winkle) and Witney Carson – 1-800-868-3413
Ryan Lochte and Cheryl Burke – 1-800-868-3411
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Amber Rose and Maksim Chmerkovskiy – 1-800-868-3401
Calvin Johnson Jr. and Lindsay Arnold – 1-800-868-3403
Jake T. Austin and Jenna Johnson – 1-800-868-3404
James Hinchcliffe and Sharna Burgess – 1-800-868-3405
Jana Kramer and Gleb Savchenko – 1-800-868-3406
Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds and Allison Holker – 1-800-868-3402
Who will you be voting for this season?
Watch the Dancing with the Stars season premiere starting at 8 p.m. ET on Monday, September 12. If you are watching in L.A. or San Francisco, tune in for the live show at 5 p.m. ET.
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