Dancing with the Stars is about to try something different by paying homage to some classic (and modern) television shows. TV Night will see the Top 11 couples performing routines inspired by iconic TV shows, all scored by guest judge Alfonso Ribeiro, who won season 19 and knows a thing or two about a dance based on an iconic TV moment with the Carlton.
From the 11 couples, only four are dancing to modern-era TV shows, including Emmy winners Mad Men and Breaking Bad. Obviously Val Chmerkovskiy will make a suitable Don Draper, but will Mark Ballas be Walter White or Jesse? There’s also the classy Downton Abbey for Nick Carter and a fangtastic True Blood routine for Alek Skarlatos.
As for the classic TV show theme songs, Bindi and Derek will be moving on up with The Jeffersons while Carlos will thank Witney for being a friend with The Golden Girls. Neither of those makes a whole lot of sense, but the songs are cool. The others seem more suited to the stars, like Gary Busey with The Addams Family or Hayes Grier with the youthful Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
Check out all of the TV shows for the 11 couples.
Tamar Braxton and Val Chmerkovskiy: Mad Men
Alexa PenaVega and Mark Ballas: Breaking Bad
Nick Carter and Sharna Burgess: Downton Abbey
Alek Skarlatos and Lindsay Arnold: True Blood
Bindi Irwin and Derek Hough: The Jeffersons
Carlos PenaVega and Witney Carson: The Golden Girls
Kim Zolciak and Tony Dovolani: I Dream of Jeannie
Paula Deen and Louis van Amstel: Gilligan’s Island
Gary Busey and Anna Trebunskaya: The Addams Family
Hayes Grier and Emma Slater: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Andy Grammer and Allison Holker: American Bandstand
TV Night on Dancing with the Stars season 21 airs Monday, September 28 at 8pm on ABC.
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