Tom Bergeron is still doing what he has been doing since 2005, hosting "Dancing with the Stars." This season, the show which had seen its ratings drop, has had a number of changes, however. No longer will the stars and the professional dancers they learn to do the Tango, Mambo and many other dances perform one night, and the winners and losers be announced a separate night. The show has been combined into one two hour event, with performances, followed by the results on the same night.
The current format was used before only during the first season in the summer of 2005. Each episode begins with a feature called a "massive dance." Each will still end with one celebrity and his or her partner being eliminated. The set was also revised. Now the dancer and his or her partner will be seated near the judges. The judges will be on the opposite side of the ballroom. Bergeron hosts from the main stage. More will be shown to the television audience about what is happening behind the scenes. There will also be guest musicians and hosts during the season.
Since its premiere eight years ago, the show has been on more than once during an individual year, with this being the 17th season. A total of 187 celebrities have learned to dance with professional dancers, with the celebrities including actors and actresses, sports stars, singers and others. Judges Carrie Ann Inaba, Bruno Tonioli and Len Goodman have rated the performances.
Besides hosting "Dancing with the Stars," Bergeron is also known for hosting "America's Funniest Home Videos.” The show has been on the air since 1990, but Bob Saget was the first host. Will the changes help "Dancing with the Stars" and host Tom Bergeron regain its former popularity? Time will tell.