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Celebrities are paired with professionals in a ballroom-dance competition, with one pair typically eliminated each week.
Season 12, Episode 1
March 21, 2011
The 12th-season opener begins with 11 celebrities, including Kirstie Alley, Sugar Ray Leonard, Ralph Macchio, Kendra Wilkinson and Chris Jericho.
Season 12, Episode 2
March 28, 2011
The second week of performances.
Season 12, Episode 3
March 29, 2011
The first results show of the season. Also: Chris Brown performs, and a new professional dance troupe debuts.
Season 12, Episode 4
April 4, 2011
The third week of performances features contestants telling stories through their dances.
Season 12, Episode 5
April 5, 2011
The third-round results show includes performances by OneRepublic and Selena Gomez and the Scene.
Season 12, Episode 6
April 11, 2011
The fourth week of performances features celebrities dancing to classical music.
Season 12, Episode 7
April 12, 2011
The fourth-round results show. Includes performances by Jennifer Hudson and David Garrett.
Season 12, Episode 8
April 18, 2011
The fifth week of performances features celebrities dancing to songs that celebrate America in honor of Patriot's Day.
Season 12, Episode 9
April 19, 2011
The fifth-round results show. Also: Toby Keith performs two songs, and Jamal Sims choreographs a dance number.
Season 12, Episode 10
April 25, 2011
The sixth week of performances features celebrities dancing to songs that are guilty pleasures. Also: Hanson perform their classic "MmmBop."
Season 12, Episode 11
April 26, 2011
The sixth-round results show. Performers include New Kids on the Block, the Backstreet Boys and recent "American Idol" castoff Pia Toscano.
Season 12, Episode 12
May 2, 2011
The seventh week of performances.
Season 12, Episode 13
May 3, 2011
The seventh-round results show.
Season 12, Episode 14
May 9, 2011
In the eighth week of performances, the remaining celebrities perform two dances each, including an instant dance.
Season 12, Episode 15
May 10, 2011
The eighth-round results show. Included: performances by Adele and Michael Bolton. Also: Kenny Mayne, Jerry Rice and Len Goodman provide DanceCenter commentary.
Season 12, Episode 16
May 16, 2011
In the ninth week of performances, the four remaining couples perform three dances, including one ballroom routine, one Latin routine and a cha-cha.
Season 12, Episode 17
May 17, 2011
The ninth-round results show features two songs from Stevie Nicks as well as a performance by rapper Pitbull with Ne-Yo.
Season 12, Episode 18
May 23, 2011
The three remaining couples perform two dances, a judges' choice and a freestyle, in the 10th and final week of performances for the 12th season.
Season 12, Episode 19
May 24, 2011
A winner is announced in the 12th-season finale after the final three couples each perform one last dance: their season favorite. Also: The Black-Eyed Peas and the Go-Go's perform; and all of the Season 12 couples return to the dance floor.
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