21 Episodes 2008 - 2008
Season 7 of the reality show sees the return of hosts Tom Bergeron and Samantha Harris, and judges Len Goodman, Carrie Ann Inaba and Bruno Tonioli. For the first time 13 couples are competing and four new dances are introduced: the hustle, the salsa, the jitterbug and the west coast swing. Among the contestants are former NSYNC singer Lance Bass, actor Ted McGinley, chef Rocco DiSpirito and the oldest female contestant of the show Cloris Leachman. Appearing as musical performers are the Jonas Brothers, John Legend, Lionel Ritchie and Aretha Franklin.
September 22, 2008
Mon, Sep 22, 2008 121 mins
The seventh-season opener begins with 13 celebrities who each perform one of two routines they've prepared.
September 23, 2008
Tue, Sep 23, 2008 120 mins
One couple gets eliminated, and the 12 remaining couples perform their second routine.
September 24, 2008
Wed, Sep 24, 2008 60 mins
The second couple in one week is eliminated.
September 29, 2008
Mon, Sep 29, 2008 121 mins
The second week of performances.
September 30, 2008
Tue, Sep 30, 2008 61 mins
The second-round results show. Also: Jessica Simpson performs; and Jenna Dewan ("Step Up") and Carmit Bachar (The Pussycat Dolls) appear in a dance number.
October 06, 2008
Mon, Oct 6, 2008 121 mins
In the third week of performances, celebrities dance either the jive or the Viennese waltz.
October 07, 2008
Tue, Oct 7, 2008 60 mins
The third-round results show. Also: Kool and the Gang perform a disco medley; Jennifer Hudson sings "Spotlight" from her debut album as Julianne and Derek Hough dance; and the Rockettes perform.
October 13, 2008
Mon, Oct 13, 2008 91 mins
The fourth week of performances.
October 14, 2008
Tue, Oct 14, 2008 62 mins
The fourth-round results show. Also: Ne-Yo sings "Closer"; Spanish flamenco dancers Los Vivancos perform; and kids who perform ballroom-style dances begin a competition.
October 20, 2008
Mon, Oct 20, 2008 92 mins
In the fifth week of performances, contestants tackle four dances that are new to this competition: the hustle, the salsa, the jitterbug and the West Coast swing.
October 21, 2008
Tue, Oct 21, 2008 62 mins
The fifth-round results show. Also: The Brian Setzer Orchestra performs; a "Dancing Through the Ages"-themed performance is featured; and the kids' ballroom-dancing competition continues.
October 27, 2008
Mon, Oct 27, 2008 92 mins
The sixth week of performances includes the contestants' first group dance, which is a hip-hop number. Also: Michael Flatley is a guest judge, subbing for Len Goodman.
October 28, 2008
Tue, Oct 28, 2008 62 mins
The sixth-round results show. Also: Michael Flatley does a performance from "Celtic Tiger"; the Pussycat Dolls team up with Missy Elliott for the song "Whatcha Think About That"; and the kids' ballroom-dancing competition continues.
November 03, 2008
Mon, Nov 3, 2008 92 mins
The seventh week of performances. In addition to performing individually, contestants will take part in team dances.
November 05, 2008
Wed, Nov 5, 2008 62 mins
The seventh-round results show. Also: two songs from Lionel Richie, including "Dancing on the Ceiling"; and the return of Dance Center with Kenny Mayne and Jerry Rice.
November 10, 2008
Mon, Nov 10, 2008 92 mins
In the eighth week of performances, each contestant performs two dances.
November 11, 2008
Tue, Nov 11, 2008 62 mins
The eighth-round results show. Also: Brad Paisley sings; Benji Schwimmer accompanies sister Lacey in a dance; and the winning elements for the Design-a-Dance performance are revealed.
November 17, 2008
Mon, Nov 17, 2008 92 mins
The ninth week of performances.
November 18, 2008
Tue, Nov 18, 2008 62 mins
The ninth-round results show. Included: songs from Aretha Franklin, John Legend, Leona Lewis and Julianne Hough. Also: an appearance by Kristi Yamaguchi.
November 24, 2008
Mon, Nov 24, 2008 92 mins
The tenth and final week of performances for the seventh season.
November 25, 2008
Tue, Nov 25, 2008 120 mins
The three finalists each perform their favorite routine of the season before a winner is announced in the seventh-season finale. Also: Miley Cyrus sings "Fly on the Wall" and Alicia Keys sings "I Need You"; and Cloris Leachman and Jeffrey Ross do special comedic segments.