14 Episodes 2015 - 2015
Nick Carter, Bindi Irwin, and Paula Deen are among the 13 celebrities to venture out of their comfort zone and onto the dance floor to compete in Season 21 of "Dancing with the Stars." Joining them are Andy Grammer, Gary Busey, and married couple Alexa and Carlos PenaVega. Carrie Ann Inaba, Julianne Hough, and Bruno Tonioli all return to the judges' table, but Len Goodman does not return as a judge for the first time since the beginning of the series. Both Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews return as hosts and Derek Hough, Sharna Burgess, and Mark Ballas return as dance professionals. Karina Smirnoff, Anna Trebunskaya, Lindsey Arnold, and Louis van Amstel return to the show as dance professionals after taking hiatuses.
September 14, 2015
Mon, Sep 14, 2015 121 mins
The 21st-season opener begins with 13 celebrities, including Gary Busey, Paula Deen, Nick Carter, Chaka Khan, Bindi Irwin and Victor Espinoza. Among the dances featured: the cha-cha, fox-trot, salsa, quickstep and jive.
September 15, 2015
Tue, Sep 15, 2015 120 mins
A recap of dances from the first episode of the season. Also: interviews and rehearsal footage; a preview of the second week of performances.
September 21, 2015
Mon, Sep 21, 2015 121 mins
An elimination occurs during the second week of performances, which feature songs commemorating the celebrities' hometowns.
September 22, 2015
Tue, Sep 22, 2015 120 mins
A second elimination occurs during Week 2 of performances, which feature songs commemorating the pro dancers' hometowns.
September 28, 2015
Mon, Sep 28, 2015 121 mins
An elimination occurs after the third week of performances, which feature songs celebrating iconic TV shows. Alfonso Ribeiro serves as a guest judge.
October 05, 2015
Mon, Oct 5, 2015 121 mins
An elimination occurs after the fourth week of performances, which feature songs representing memorable years in the celebrities' lives.
October 12, 2015
Mon, Oct 12, 2015 121 mins
The dance pairings are temporarily switched in the fifth week of performances. Maksim Chmerkovskiy serves as a guest judge.
October 19, 2015
Mon, Oct 19, 2015 121 mins
An elimination occurs after the sixth week of performances, which feature famous dance routines from movies and music videos. Olivia Newton-John serves as a guest judge.
October 26, 2015
Mon, Oct 26, 2015 121 mins
An elimination occurs after the seventh week of performances, which feature Halloween-themed routines and team dances.
November 02, 2015
Mon, Nov 2, 2015 121 mins
An elimination occurs after the eighth week of performances, which feature the stars honoring influential figures in their lives. Also: one couple receive immunity, and the other six compete in a dance-off.
November 09, 2015
Mon, Nov 9, 2015 121 mins
An elimination occurs after the ninth week of performances, featuring dances the stars have not yet performed. Later, the couples pair up for team dances inspired by live productions such as Broadway's "Chicago," with each dance showcasing two couples.
November 16, 2015
Mon, Nov 16, 2015 121 mins
An elimination occurs after the tenth week of performances, which feature three dances from each couple, including a trio dance and a dance-off.
November 23, 2015
Mon, Nov 23, 2015 121 mins
The finalists compete during the 11th week of performances, which feature two rounds of dances, including a freestyle round with special effects. Also: performances by Meghan Trainor, Who Is Fancy and Ariana Grande.
November 24, 2015
Tue, Nov 24, 2015 120 mins
A winner is announced in the 21st-season finale, which features the three finalists competing in a fusion-dance challenge. Also: performances by Alexander Jean; Andy Grammer; Chaka Khan; Elle King; and Nick Carter.