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Round 1: Part 1 

The "Dancing with the Stars" drama kicked off even before the season began, with everyone wondering and speculating which two female stars would replace Jewel and Nancy O'Dell, two stars ... See full synopsis »

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Alex Rudzinski

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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Bergeron ... Himself - Host
Samantha Harris ... Herself - Host
Len Goodman ... Himself - Judge
Bruno Tonioli ... Himself - Judge
Carrie Ann Inaba ... Herself - Judge
Harold Wheeler Harold Wheeler ... Himself - Musical Director
Lil' Kim ... Herself
Derek Hough ... Himself
Belinda Carlisle ... Herself
Jonathan Roberts Jonathan Roberts ... Himself
Lawrence Taylor ... Himself
Edyta Sliwinska ... Herself
Steve-O ... Himself
Lacey Schwimmer ... Herself
Gilles Marini ... Himself
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Storyline

The "Dancing with the Stars" drama kicked off even before the season began, with everyone wondering and speculating which two female stars would replace Jewel and Nancy O'Dell, two stars who fell victim to injury while rehearsing for the show. The producers weren't so quick to reveal anything, either, as 11 of the 13 couples were introduced at the start of the show, with the promise from host Tom Bergeron that the "two brave stars" who would replace Jewel and Nancy, "having had the shortest training time in the history of 'Dancing with the Stars.'"

The season offered up several fun stories, including newly engaged pros, Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Karina Smirnoff, competing against each other; the youngest competitor in the history of the show (Shawn Johnson), and the first official "Jackass," Steve-O.

Lil Kim & Derek Hough: But the best line of the night came from Lil Kim, who said, "The first time I ever watched 'Dancing with the Stars' was when I was in prison." Derek Hough was happy to ...

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 March 2009 (USA) See more »

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Color
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Did You Know?

Connections

Referenced in Steve-O: Demise and Rise (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Are You Lonesome Tonight?
Written by Lou Handman and Roy Turk
Performed by Elvis Presley
Dance: Chuck & Julianne - Waltz
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