This season’s finale of Dancing with the Stars is bound to be the biggest yet – spanning two days, two stages and two audiences! Tune in to ABC on Monday, May 23rd, 2016 at 8:00|7:00c for the Season Finale Part 1, and again on Tuesday, May 24th, 2016 at 8:00|7:00c to find out who will win the coveted Mirrorball Trophy in the Season Finale Part 2.
Eight weeks have passed since 12 teams braved the dance floor for the very first time. Each week these celebrities left their comfort zones and endured hours of grueling rehearsals to master technical choreography and entertaining performances. In the end, only one couple will rise above the rest to be crowned champions and win the coveted Mirrorball Trophy.
Geraldo Rivera, previously a finalist on reality business show The Apprentice: Celebrity Edition, will rejoin the Season 22 cast for one last performance together with his dancing partner Edyta Sliwinska.
Geraldo is currently host of Geraldo Rivera Reports on Fox News Channel (FNC). He joined the network in 2001 after a career spanning CNBC, ABC’s 20/20 and being one of the original cast of Good Morning America. Geraldo reported 22 times from war-torn Iraq and Afghanistan and is proud to have broken the news on live television of the death of terror mastermind Osama bin Laden in May 2011. Rivera is the recipient of some 170 journalism awards.
Geraldo’s dancing partner in the show was dance professional Edyta Sliwinska who returned to the show after a break from her record breaking 10 season participation in Dancing With The Stars, where she previously partnered with Evander Holyfield, George Hamilton, Ashley Hamilton, Aiden Turner, Joey Lawrence, John Ratzenberger, Cameron Mathison, Jason Taylor, Jeffrey Ross and Lawrence Taylor.
Hosted by Emmy Award-winning host Tom Bergeron (America’s Funniest Home Videos) and Erin Andrews (sports host and Dancing with the Stars Season 10 finalist), Dancing with the Stars is the hit series in which celebrities perform choreographed dance routines which are judged by a panel of renowned ballroom experts including head judge, Len Goodman, dancers/choreographers Bruno Tonioli and Carrie Ann Inaba. The competing couples of celebrity and dance professionals are Paige VanZant & Mark Ballas, Nyle DiMarco & Peta Murgatroyd, Jodie Sweetin & Keo Motsepe, Ginger Zee & Val Chmerkovskiy, Antonio Brown & Sharna Burgess, Marla Maples & Tony Dovolani, Mischa Barton & Artem Chigvintsev, Von Miller & Witney Carson, Kim Fields & Sasha Farber, Doug Flutie & Karina Smirnoff and Wanya Morris & Lindsay Arnold.