They're back! Dancing with the Stars' long-awaited All-Stars is finally here. So how did these lucky 13 returnees do?
Tristan McManus and Pamela Anderson
If you're still shocked that Dancing with the Stars All-Stars boasts six former champs, you're not the only one.
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"To be honest, I didn't think we'd get that many," executive producer Conrad Green tells TVGuide.com. "It's quite incredible, isn't it? I was hoping we'd get a good response and it was more than any of us could've expected. This whole cast is really the cream of the cream of the crop."
That's not an overstatement: Of the 13 returning stars, only two of them — Pamela Anderson and Sabrina Bryan, who's back via fan vote — didn't make the finals in their ...
Shawn Johnson, Derek Hough
Reunited, and it feels so — oh, wait.
Dancing with the Stars All-Stars season features plenty of old faces, but only five original pairings — a consequence of casting multiple celebs who on their respective seasons shared the same pros.
But change can be a good thing, right? Seven (potentially eight) of the returning stars hope so. Below, we size up the season's new couples on a scale of 1 (worst) to 10 (best).
Which of Cheryl Burke's three former partners will hit the parquet with her again on Dancing with the Stars All-Stars?
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Katherine Jenkins, Mark Ballas
We have never seen this much skin. This season, Dancing With the Stars is as much a battle of the delts and pecs as it is a rumble for the best heels and toes on the ballroom floor.
Sometimes going topless, or nearly topless, works. Sometimes it doesn't. It didn't help former ...
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Bachelor Pad winner Michael Stagliano wishes the best for his ex-fianceé Holly Durst and hopes her new fiancé Blake Julian proves him wrong.
"I don't think Blake is the nicest guy in the world. My hope is that I'm wrong and that Holly doesn't back out of another engagement," Michael tells TVGuide.com.
Nigel Lythgoe , Mary Murphy, Jesse Tyler Ferguson
"I'm celebrating these Emmy nominations by working," says Nigel Lythgoe, whose shows American Idol and So You Think You Can Dance received 18 Emmy nominations between them Thursday morning. "I'm about to go on [television] to talk about National Dance Day. And then tonight there's the taping of So You Think You Can Dance when I crush two dancers' dreams and send them home." Thursday's episode will also include the reveal of which all-stars will be returning to pair up with the remaining Top 10.
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Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Chelsie Hightower rushed over from Dancing With the Stars rehearsals, a vacationing Kaley Cuoco drove up from Palm Springs, and the Supernatural trifecta of Jensen Ackles, Jared Padalecki and Misha Collins flew down from their show's set in Vancouver. But it was Yvonne Strahovski who took the prize for...
Romeo may be portrayed as a flirt on Dancing with the Stars, but Chelsie Hightower says the rapper is all business this week after getting tepid critiques for their rumba. "We are working our butts off!" she tells TVGuide.com. "We joke around, but our main goal is to focus on the dancing and we're working extra-hard this week to come back stronger with our paso doble." Making their comeback slightly more difficult is the show's first classical week, which will feature a 46-piece orchestra for each couple's dance — not exactly the type of music that goes with the paso.
Ralph Macchio, Karina Smirnoff
Every dancing star needs a pro. ABC has unveiled the 11 pairings for Season 12 of Dancing with the Stars.
Two-time champs Cheryl Burke and Mark Ballas will go for a record-tying third Mirrorball trophy with WWE bruiser Chris Jericho and Disney star Chelsea Kane, respectively. The only other former champ in the running, Kym Johnson, will tackle the ballroom with ...