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Dancing with the Stars is an American dance competition show airing since 2005 on ABC in the United States, and CTV/CTV Two in Canada. The show is the American version of the British television series Strictly Come Dancing. Tom Bergeron is the Emmy-winning host, alongside Erin Andrews, who became co-host in season eighteen. Lisa Canning was co-host in season one, Samantha Harris co-hosted seasons two through nine and Brooke Burke-Charvet in seasons ten through seventeen, and Erin Andrews beginning with the eighteenth season. The series has been renewed though season 23 as of March 3, 2016.
The format of the show consists of a celebrity paired with a professional dancer. Past celebrity contestants have included professional and Olympic athletes, models, actors, singers, reality television stars, chefs, talk show hosts, journalists, entrepreneurs, magicians, politicians, newsmakers, internet personalities, and an astronaut. Each couple performs predetermined dances and competes against the others for judges’ points and audience votes. The couple receiving the lowest combined total of judges’ points and audience votes is eliminated each week until only the champion dance pair remains.