21 Episodes 2009 - 2009
Season 9 of the reality show features once again Tom Bergeron and Samantha Harris as hosts, and Len Googman, Carrie Ann Inaba and Bruno Tonioli as judges. Sixteen couples are competing for the title of best dancers, with three double-elimination nights throughout the season. Bolero, lambada, two-step and Charleston are introduced to compliment the larger cast, which includes singers Macy Gray and Donny Osmond, actress Melissa Joan Hart and model Joanna Krupa. Among the guest performers appearing on the show are Whitney Houston, Taylor Swift, Michael Bublé and Shakira.
September 21, 2009
Mon, Sep 21, 2009 121 mins
The ninth-season opener begins with 16 celebrities, the show's largest cast ever. Competitors include Donny Osmond, Melissa Joan Hart, Michael Irvin and Chuck Liddell. On the first night of competition, the male celebrities perform.
September 22, 2009
Tue, Sep 22, 2009 120 mins
The first round of competition continues, with the female celebrities performing.
September 23, 2009
Wed, Sep 23, 2009 60 mins
The first results show of the season includes a double elimination: One male and one female celebrity will depart. Also: The cast of the musical "The Lion King" performs "Circle of Life," and Patrick Swayze (1952-2009) will be honored with a tribute.
September 28, 2009
Mon, Sep 28, 2009 121 mins
The second week of performances. Baz Luhrmann is a guest judge.
September 29, 2009
Tue, Sep 29, 2009 60 mins
The second-round results show has Baz Luhrmann as a guest judge. Also: Selena Gomez and Joss Stone sing, the USC Marching Band perform, and "Stomp the Yard" choreographer Chuck Maldonado and Jimmy R.O. Smith design a special dance routine.
October 05, 2009
Mon, Oct 5, 2009 122 mins
The third week of performances.
October 06, 2009
Tue, Oct 6, 2009 61 mins
The third-round results show. Also: Queen Latifah sings, and the dance crew JabbaWockeeZ perform.
October 12, 2009
Mon, Oct 12, 2009 122 mins
In the fourth week of performances, the contestants tackle four dances that are new to the show: the bolero, the Charleston, the Texas two-step and the Lambada.
October 13, 2009
Tue, Oct 13, 2009 61 mins
The fourth-round results show. Included: Shakira performs, and the pros demonstrate next week's dances.
October 19, 2009
Mon, Oct 19, 2009 122 mins
The fifth week of performances features the Argentine tango and the paso doble. Also: a group performance of the hustle.
October 20, 2009
Tue, Oct 20, 2009 61 mins
The fifth-round results show. Included: a tribute to Michael Jackson. Also: Norah Jones performs.
October 26, 2009
Mon, Oct 26, 2009 122 mins
The sixth week of performances includes the waltz, the jitterbug and a group mambo routine.
October 27, 2009
Tue, Oct 27, 2009 61 mins
The sixth-round results show features a double elimination, with the second elimination being the result of a dance-off. Also: performances by Taylor Swift and Tiempo Libre.
November 02, 2009
Mon, Nov 2, 2009 122 mins
The seventh week of performances.
November 03, 2009
Tue, Nov 3, 2009 61 mins
The seventh-round results show. Also: Mark Ballas and Derek Hough perform as the Ballas Hough Band and unveil their new song, "Move"; Rod Stewart sings "It's the Same Old Song"; and Colbie Caillat sings "Fallin' for You."
November 09, 2009
Mon, Nov 9, 2009 122 mins
The eighth week of performances.
November 10, 2009
Tue, Nov 10, 2009 60 mins
The eighth-round results show. Included: performances by Michael Bublé and Susan Boyle. Also: DanceCenter with Kenny Mayne, Jerry Rice and Stacy Keibler; and the Design-a-Dance performance with Sabrina Bryan and a male professional dancer.
November 16, 2009
Mon, Nov 16, 2009 122 mins
The ninth week of performances.
November 17, 2009
Tue, Nov 17, 2009 60 mins
The ninth-round results show. Included: performances by Alicia Keys; Leona Lewis; and Barry and Robin Gibb. Also: a themed dance celebrating the film "Nine"; and a dance from Melissa Rycroft.
November 23, 2009
Mon, Nov 23, 2009 90 mins
The 10th and final week of performances for the ninth season. The final three couples will each perform three new dances during three rounds: ballroom or Latin; freestyle; and megamix, in which they will all dance at the same time.
November 24, 2009
Tue, Nov 24, 2009 119 mins
A winner is announced in the ninth-season finale. Included: two performances by Whitney Houston and two dance-offs. Also: return appearances by all 16 of this season's contestants, Jeffrey Ross, Adam Carolla and the Muppets.