'Dancing with the Stars' 2020: What Time Does 'DWTS' Start?

Dancing with the Stars in finally nearly back on screens after skipping its usual spring season. The ABC dancing show is coming out this September, with 15 new celebrities about to experience their first time on the DWTS dancefloor. Season 29 of the show, however, will be a little different this year, with some big changes made due to the coronavirus, plus a new host in Tyra Banks (replacing Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews) and new judge in Derek Hough (replacing Len Goodman).

What time does Dancing with the Stars 2020 come on?

The first live show will be on Monday, September 14 on ABC. The release time for the 2020 premiere will be 8 p.m. EDT / 7 p.m. CDT. The first episode of Dancing with the Stars 2020 will run for two hours on ABC, when the 15 celebrities and their professional partners will take to the stage together for the first time. The episode will also be available to watch on the ABC website live stream and will be released onto the website's catch-up service after airing.

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Carole Baskin is among the stars of 'Dancing with the Stars' 2020 ABC

Those celebrities and the songs they are performing are as follows:

  • Monica Aldama, star of Netflix show Cheer: Foxtrot to "My Wish" by Rascal Flatts
  • Carole Baskin, Big Cat Rescue owner and star of Netflix's Tiger King: Paso doble to "Eye of the Tiger" by Survivor
  • Kaitlyn Bristowe, The Bachelorette star: Cha-cha to "Stupid Love" by Lady Gaga
  • Vernon Davis, former NFL tight end: Foxtrot to "All of Me" by John Legend
  • Anne Heche, actor: Cha-cha to "Don't Start Now" by Dua Lipa
  • Skai Jackson, Disney Channel actor: Tango to "Super Bass" by Nicki Minaj
  • Justina Machado, One Day at a Time star: Cha-cha to "Respect" by Aretha Franklin
  • Jeannie Mai, TV host & stylist: Salsa to "Tell It to My Heart" by Taylor Dayne
  • A.J. McLean, Backstreet Boys singer: Jive to "Blinding Lights" by The Weeknd
  • Jesse Metcalfe, former Desperate Housewives actor: Quickstep to "Part Time Lover" by Stevie Wonder
  • Nelly, rapper: Salsa to "Ride Wit Me" by Nelly
  • Charles Oakley, former NBA power forward: Salsa to "In Da Club" by 50 Cent
  • Nev Schulman, Catfish host: Foxtrot to "The Way You Look Tonight" by Frank Sinatra
  • Chrishell Stause, Netflix's Selling Sunset star: Tango to "Raise Your Glass" by P!nk
  • Johnny Weir, Olympic figure skater: Cha-cha to "Buttons" by The Pussycat Dolls

That first episode, however, will not feature a fan vote or an elimination. The first elimination for DWTS will instead be next Tuesday (September 22) when the week one judges' scores will be combined with the judge and audience scores of week two to determine who is first to go home. That episode will also air at 8 p.m EDT / 7 p.m. CT on ABC.

Dancing with the Stars 2020 stars Monday, September 14 at 8 p.m. on ABC.