DWTS Season 31 Schedule & Finale Date

“Dancing With the Stars” season 31 premieres on Monday, September 19 at 8 p.m. Eastern/5 p.m. Pacific time on Disney Plus. Here’s what you’ll want to know concerning the schedule for the total season and the finale date:

The Finale is Monday, November 21

Fall seasons of “Dancing With the Stars” sometimes finish with a finale on the Monday earlier than Thanksgiving, which places the “Dancing With the Stars” season 31 finale on Monday, November 21. The show introduced through press launch that the premiere episode will characteristic an elimination and with 16 {couples} whole this season, meaning there shall be two double elimination weeks earlier than the finale if the show has 4 {couples} within the finals.

The press launch reads:

The season premiere will characteristic a blinding opening quantity to “I’m Coming Out / About Damn Time (Purple Disco Machine Remix)” by Diana Ross & Lizzo. For their first efficiency, the superstar and professional duos will carry out dances that embrace the Jive, Tango, Quickstep, Cha Cha, Foxtrot, Salsa or Viennese Waltz. One couple shall be eradicated on the finish of the premiere episode.

Fans will be capable to vote in the course of the dwell stream of the show within the U.S. and Canada through disneyplus.com/vote. U.S. followers can even vote through SMS/textual content. This season, dwell on-line voting shall be obtainable in Canada. With every subsequent episode, the dwell viewer votes shall be mixed with the judges’ scores to find out which {couples} could also be in jeopardy of elimination.

The press launch additionally revealed that the episode may be replayed on Disney Plus “inside the hour following the dwell stream.”

We additionally know at the least two themed episodes of the show thus far — Michael Buble evening on October 24 was introduced by the singer himself on “Good Morning America,” and Halloween evening on October 31 was introduced in a “Hallowstream” press launch that reads, “Every week, stay up for themed episodes with spectacular new costumes and dances culminating within the final haunted ballroom on October 31.”

The Show Won’t Always Be 2 Hours Long

The show will at all times air on Monday nights at 8 p.m. Eastern/5 p.m. Pacific, however it will not at all times be two hours lengthy prefer it at all times was throughout its ABC broadcast days.

Returning showrunner Conrad Green informed “Entertainment Weekly” in an interview that being on a streaming service goes to let the show “breathe slightly bit extra.”

“[I]n the previous, you at all times needed to hit precisely two hours for the show. You do not should anymore now that we’re on the streamer,” mentioned Green. “There’s not one other show instantly following us. It’s not like there’s deceased air if we’re slightly bit beneath. The show can run at a barely extra pure tempo. The first show goes to be busy. It’s going to be two hours completely packed full of individuals and tales and superb performances. When we get into the later exhibits, we are able to let it breathe slightly bit extra, and we are able to carry again a number of the components that individuals have actually preferred, like group dances, group dances, or a dance marathon. Things like that, that are enjoyable methods of seeing how the cast all get to know one another and work with one another and compete in several methods.”

Green additionally mentioned he does not know “fairly what to anticipate” now that the show is airing dwell nationwide.

“People used to have the ability to vote on the West Coast after we would do the reveal the following day. But when it dropped down to 1 reveal that evening, folks on the West Coast did not vote. I’m very glad that it’s now totally inclusive. It’s dwell dwell dwell throughout the entire nation. You can tune in at 5 o’clock in LA, you’ll be able to tune in at 8 o’clock in New York. People in Canada are in a position to vote now as effectively. It’s a much wider base. And I feel it should assist audiences really feel engaged with the show,” mentioned Green.

“Dancing With the Stars” returns for its thirty first season on Monday, September 19, on Disney Plus.

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