The 25th-season opener begins with 13 celebrities, including Drew Scott; Terrell Owens; Debbie Gibson; Barbara Cororan; Derek Fisher; and Nick and Vanessa Lachey. Included: an opening number featuring Len Goodman and the entire cast.
An elimination occurs after the seventh week of competition, which features Halloween-themed dances. Also: The contestants are divided up and perform in two team dances: Team Monster Mash and Team Phantom of the Opera.
An elimination occurs after the ninth week of competition, which is the semifinal round. Each couple will perform two dances: one is a song chosen by the pro, and the other is an iconic dance from a previous season.
The finalists compete during the 10th week of performances, which includes two rounds of dancing: a redemption dance and a freestyle dance. Also: Julianne Hough serves as a guest judge and performs; and Pitbull and Fifth Harmony sing "Por Favor."
A winner is announced in the 25th-season finale. Included: two final rounds of competition; and performances by Nick Lachey and Kelsea Ballerini. Also: Christmas songs from Lindsey Stirling and Becky G.; and Jordan Fisher and Debbie Gibson.