Dancing With the Stars is now in its 24th season.
That’s right: For 24 seasons, ABC has been enlisting A-, B-, and C-list stars (er, “stars,” in some cases) to team up with professional ballroom dancers in an attempt to master everything from the samba and the salsa to the Argentine tango.
And while, for many of the past 24 seasons, we’ve just checked in from time to time to gawk at the pros (Witney Jensen! Allison Holker! Maks!!!), this time around we’re actually invested.
Why? Because season 24 boasts a seriously stellar lineup beyond the professionals. Our money’s on a finale showdown between Olympic gymnast Simone Biles and Glee star (and former Beyoncé backup dancer) Heather Morris, but until that happens, here are a few highlights from the show’s season premiere.
And of course, the ever-entertaining opening number…
LET US KNOW IF YOU’RE TUNING IN AND WHO YOU’RE ROOTING FOR THIS SEASON!