Robin Roberts is heading to the ballroom.
The Good Morning America anchor will be the first guest judge on Season 18 of Dancing with the Stars, ABC announced Tuesday. Roberts will appear on the dance competition next Monday, March 31, alongside regular panelists Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli and Carrie Ann Inaba.
Dancing with the Stars
Last year, Dancing with the Stars reverted back to a one-night format for its 17th season, and as the reality competition heads into its 18th outing, even more big changes are on the way.
"When you're a show reaching its 18th season and its ninth year, I think you have to keep changing things up every so often just to make sure that the experience doesn't become too familiar," executive producer Conrad Green tells TVGuide.com. "It's spring, so it's time for a spring cleaning."
Check out nine big changes coming to Dancing with the Stars this season:
Carrie Ann Inaba
Who will win Season 17 of Dancing with the Stars? That's the big question heading in to the two-part finale, which begins tonight at 8/7c on ABC.
Competing tonight will be Bill Engvall and Emma Slater, Jack Osbourne and Cheryl Burke,Derek Hough and Amber Riley, and Corbin Bleu and Karina Smirnoff. One of the four couples will be eliminated at the end of tonight's show, and the other three will perform a final routine tomorrow night before the winner is crowned.
"I think we have two completely different types of competitors," judge Carrie Ann Inaba told TVGuide.com ahead of Monday's show. "We have Corbin and Amber, who are in one class. And then you have Jack and Bill, who are totally of a different class. I think it's really interesting the way the fans have voted. I think people are really a fan of the whole idea of somebody who doesn't know how to dance really making the transformation, which is what Jack and Bill fall into."
Cher and Bruno Tonioli
"She was so down-to-earth," says judge Bruno Tonioli moments after Dancing With the Stars' Monday show, still savoring his time sitting next to guest judge Cher. "She's adorable. She just says what she thinks and she doesn't care what anybody thinks. I loved her."
For 16 seasons, Tom Bergeron has been the maestro of the circus that is Dancing with the Stars. And even he says that the changes the show has made for its 17th season — including returning to a single-night format and changing the layout of the ballroom — have taken some getting used to.
"It's a little weird," Bergeron tells TVGuide.com of the show's new structure.
In a very public and painful split, actress Leah Remini left the Church of Scientology last summer. Now, as a contestant on Dancing With the Stars, the King of Queens star says that the church is "waiting for me to fail."
"It's not insinuated, it's told to you," Remini said, moments after Monday night's show. "The church is looking for me to fail so they can say to their parishioners, 'You see what happens when you leave the church?' They want you to believe that you're not going to do well — in life."
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Our top moments of the week:
13. Best Honesty, Part I: When Zoe Saldana stops by Jimmy Kimmel Live!, she isn't afraid to reveal why she's talking more slowly than usual — because she's really hungover! Saldana explains that she drank eight or nine glasses of wine with her Star Trek cast after the film's Mexico premiere and ate huevos rancheros at 4:30 a.m. before (almost) vomiting at the airport. "I don't know what time it is right now," she says. "Literally, I don't." Um, it is...
The only thing more explosive than Kellie Pickler's paso doble with pros Derek Hough and Tristan MacManus on Dancing With the Stars Monday night was the ballroom reaction to the score it received from head judge Len Goodman: A measly 7. "Just ridiculous!," cried judge Bruno Tonioli who, along with judge Carrie Ann Inaba, gave the dance a perfect 10.
Aly Raisman, Mark Ballas
Aly Raisman is focused on one thing this week on Dancing with the Stars. "I want to impress Carrie Ann [Inaba]," she tells TVGuide.com. "She said I held back the first week and that I went out of character last week, so I don't want her to think that again this week." Raisman and her partner Mark Ballas have contemporary, and this week's theme is the Best Year of Your Life. Needless to say, that was 2012 for the Olympic champ. Find out what they have in store and get her take on the men vs. women Dancing debate.