Dancing with the stars

The finalists for this year’s season of Dancing with the Stars have been revealed.

Hope Solo and her partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy were the unlucky pair to miss out on a spot in the final, becoming the ninth couple to leave the show.

J.R. Martinez and his partner Karina Smirnoff survived the bottom two battle to advance to the final alongside Rob Kardashian and Cheryl Burke and Ricki lake and Derek Hough.

Solo said after her elimination: “This competition is one of the toughest competitions I’ve ever been a part of. I’m grateful, it was an amazing opportunity. There’s so many people to thank – my dear friends, my family. 

“We have the most amazing fanbase. I’m going to go back and instead of trying to win a mirrorball trophy, I’m going to try to win a gold medal this summer at the Olympics.”

Source: Digital Spy

David Arquette has become the seventh celebrity to be eliminated form Dancing with the Stars.

The actor and his partner Kym Johnson were placed in the bottom two alongside Nancy Grace and Tristan MacManus after combining the judges’ scores with viewer votes.

Arquette said after learning of his departure: “This whole thing has been incredible. I’ve loved it. But there must be a mistake, because this is my show! No, I’m kidding. I came here to get to know more about myself, face my fears, entertain people, give America a chance to know more about me and learn how to dance!

“Kym, thank you so much, you’ve been so sweet and patient with me. And I plan on dancing with you a lot more if you’ll have me. I just love the people I got to know and dance with. This whole production is top-notch and I’m so grateful. Thank you to all the fans, all the people that voted for us. I’m so thankful.”

Source: Digital Spy

8:00pm – Tuesday, November 1 on CTV

The remaining celebrities and their professional dance partners continue to waltz their way closer to the coveted Mirror Ball Trophy on the 200th episode of DANCING WITH THE STARS, featuring six former DWTS celebrities including Helio Castroneves, Kelly Osbourne, Mel B, Drew Lachey, Gilles Marini and Emmitt Smith who return as guest judges. Plus, fan favorites and former Mirror Ball champions Apolo Anton Ono and Kristi Yamaguchi return as team captains.

8:00pm – Monday, October 31 on CTV

The remaining celebrities and their professional dance partners continue their ballroom battle for the Mirror Ball Trophy on DANCING WITH THE STARS. .

Dancing with the Stars has bid farewell to its sixth celebrity in Chaz Bono.

The LGBT activist was in the bottom two alongside Hope Solo when the judges’ scores were combined with viewer votes this week.

Bono scored 19 out of 30 for his tango last night, which judge Bruno Toniolo said lacked aggression.

Bono said after his elimination: “I took so much away from this… this was an amazing journey that really pushed me and showed me that I could do so much more than I ever thought I could.

“I came on this show because I wanted to show America a different kind of man… if there was somebody like me on TV when I was growing up, my whole life would have been different.”

Source: Digital Spy

8:00pm – Monday, October 24 on CTV

The remaining celebrities and their professional dance partners perform their routines and compete for the coveted Mirror Ball Trophy.

Carson Kressley has been eliminated from Dancing with the Stars.

The fashion guru became the fifth celebrity to depart the series, after placing in the bottom two alongside Hope Solo.

Kressley and professional partner Anna Trebunskaya scored 19 out of a possible 30 points for their jive on Monday night.

“This has been pure joy for me and I just hoped I could make people smile and laugh and have a great time,” Kressley said after his elimination. “I can’t say enough what a great positive experience this was… I’ll be back every week cheering for my cast mates!”

Source: Digital Spy

CTV waltzed away with a Monday night win last night as DANCING WITH THE STARS was the most-watched program nationally and in Toronto and Vancouver.

Up 19% compared to last week, DANCING WITH THE STARS delivered a season-high 2.03 million viewers on CTV.

Meanwhile, CTV’s CASTLE saw double-digit increases to win the 10 p.m. timeslot with 1.98 million viewers last night and rank as Monday’s second most-watched program. The two programs powered CTV to win primetime from 8-11 p.m. nationally and in Toronto and Vancouver. 

CTV’s lineup kicked up its heels Monday night:

From 8-10 p.m., DANCING WITH THE STARS, #1 for the night, grew 19% with total viewers, 26% with A18-49 (638,000), and 25% with A25-54 (641,000). Head-to-head, DANCING WITH THE STARS bested both HOUSE (Global/FOX, 1.7 million, down 16%) and TERRA NOVA (Citytv/FOX, 1.1 million).

At 10 p.m., a new episode of CASTLE, guest starring Canadian actor Kristin Lehman (THE KILLING) was #2 for the night, showing growth of 14% with total viewers, 21% with A18-34 (318,000),18% with A18-49 (739,000) and 24% with A25-54 (764,000). Head-to-head, CASTLE won the timeslot with 11% more viewers than HAWAII FIVE-O (Global/CBS, 1.78 million)

Earlier in the afternoon, ANDERSON tied a series-high of 646,000 viewers on CTV.

It was also a great night on CTV Two, with 1.5 million viewers for TWO AND A HALF MEN at 9 p.m., and 1.2 million viewers for MIKE & MOLLY at 9:30 p.m., up 6% compared to last week.

CTV won primetime last night nationally and in Toronto and Vancouver with total viewers and A25-54 and A18-49. With an average audience of 2.01 million viewers, CTV delivered 50% more viewers than Global (1.34 million) and quadrupled the average audiences of Citytv (455,000) and CBC (410,000) from 8-11 p.m.

Last night’s episodes are available now on demand on the CTV Video Player at CTV.ca. 

8:00pm – Monday, October 17 on CTV

The competition continues as the remaining celebrities compete for the coveted Mirror Ball Trophy.

9:00pm – Tuesday, October 11 on CTV

Another couple is voted off and sent home in the next elimination round.