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How to watch Dancing with the Stars 2022 with Disney Plus right now — Season 31 start date and time

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Finally, it’s time to watch Dancing with the Stars 2022, as the rumba advances to the streaming jungle! Yes, cha-cha champs, Dancing With the Stars season 31 brings the series to a new ballroom, moving to Disney Plus after nearly two decades of airing on ABC. The celebrity dance competition is the first live series on Disney Plus

DWTS season 31 release date, time and more

Dancing With the Stars season 31 premieres today (Monday, Sept. 19) at 8 p.m. ET. / 5 p.m. PT on Disney Plus (opens in new tab).

Dancing With the Stars first debuted in June 2005 on ABC and soon became one of its most popular shows, though ratings have dropped in recent years.

While it may not be the powerhouse it used to be, DWTS still has allure for Disney Plus, which is seeking to expand its subscriber base with different offerings. Also, the Marvel and Star Wars franchises tend to attract a younger, more male audience, while Dancing With the Stars' viewers are mostly women and older people. 

Dancing With the Stars season 31 features the usual mix of actors, singers and athletes. The celebrity cast includes movie star Selma Blair, comedian/actor Wayne Brady, former American Idol winner Jordin Sparks and drag queen Shangela. 

Tyra Banks returns to host, alongside new co-host Alfonso Ribeiro. The judges panel will include Len Goodman, Carrie Ann Inaba, Bruno Tonioli and Derek Hough. 

The biggest changes for this season are that viewers will be able to vote live across the country for the first time and that the Disney Plus broadcast won't have ads. 

Here's everything you need to watch Dancing With the Stars season 31. Watch a promo below and scroll down for the full cast list.

When does Dancing With the Stars season 31 come out on Disney Plus?

Dancing With the Stars season 31 premieres Monday, Sept. 19 at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT on Disney Plus (opens in new tab).

One new episode will air every Monday until the finale (likely in late November). 

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How to watch Dancing With the Stars season 31 internationally

It's unclear if Disney Plus will make Dancing With the Stars season 31 available to stream internationally. 

Disney Plus is currently available in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Mauritius, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. 

Dancing With the Stars season 31 cast

The Dancing With the Stars season 31 cast is comprised of 16 celebrities, paired with pro partners. They are:

  • Fitness model/actor Joseph Baena with partner Daniella Karagach
  • Movie star Selma Blair with partner Sasha Farber
  • Comedian/actor Wayne Brady with partner Witney Carson
  • Weather anchor Sam Champion, with partner Cheryl Burke
  • TikTok star Charli D'Amelio with partner Mark Ballas
  • Influencer/reality star Heidi D'Amelio with partner Artem Chigvintsev
  • Country music singer Jessie James Decker with partner Alan Bersten
  • TV star Trevor Donovan with partner Emma Slater
  • CODA actor Daniel Durant with partner Britt Stewart
  • Real Housewives of New Jersey's Teresa Giudice with partner Pasha Pashkov
  • Jersey Shore's Vinny Guadagnino with partner Koko Iwasaki
  • Charlie's Angels star Cheryl Ladd with partner Louis Van Amstel
  • Sex and the City's Jason Lewis with partner Peta Murgatroyd
  • Drag queen Shangela with partner Gleb Savchenko
  • American Idol season 6 winner Jordin Sparks with partner Brandon Armstrong
  • The Bachelorette Gabby Windey with partner Val Chmerkovskiy
Kelly Woo
Senior Writer

Kelly is a senior writer covering streaming media for Tom’s Guide, so basically, she watches TV for a living. Previously, she was a freelance entertainment writer for Yahoo, Vulture, TV Guide and other outlets. When she’s not watching TV and movies for work, she’s watching them for fun, seeing live music, writing songs, knitting and gardening.

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