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Dancing with the Stars

Season 13 2011

  • 2011-09-20T00:00:00Z on ABC (US)
  • 120 mins
  • 1 day, 16 hours, 0 mins
  • United States
  • English
  • Family, Reality

Season thirteen of Dancing with the Stars premiered on September 19, 2011. Carrie Ann Inaba, Len Goodman and Bruno Tonioli returned as the judges, and Tom Bergeron and Brooke Burke Charvet returned as hosts. Twelve couples competed in this season. Starting this season, Alan Dedicoat, the announcer, introduces Harold Wheeler and his band after the introduction of the remaining competitors.

Actor J.R. Martinez won the competition with over 9 million votes. A first time in Dancing with the Stars history were the winner was millions ahead in votes by the runner up. J.R. Martinez won over reality TV star Rob Kardashian and actress Ricki Lake who took 2nd and 3rd place, respectively.

20 episodes

13x01 Performance Show: Week 1

  • Season Premiere

    2011-09-20T00:00:00Z — 120 mins

The couples perform for the first time.

Exciting moments from the contestants' first performances and their weeks of training. And the couple with the lowest score face elimination; Harry Connick Jr. performs; LMFAO performs.

13x03 Performance Show: Week 2

  • 2011-09-27T00:00:00Z — 120 mins

It's all about the Jive and the Quickstep as the 11 remaining stars take to the stage to show us their latest dancing moves in a fast-paced Week 2

13x05 Performance Show: Week 3

  • 2011-10-04T00:00:00Z — 120 mins

With Elizabeta & Val gone from the competition, Rob Kardashian & Cheryl, Kristin Cavallari & Mark , Chynna Phillips & Tony, Nancy Grace & Tristan, David Arquette & Kym, Hope Solo & Maksim, Carson Kressley & Anna, J.R. Martinez & Karina, Ricki Lake & Derek, and Chaz Bono & Lacy take to the dance floor for Story Week.

13x07 Performance Show: Week 4

  • 2011-10-11T00:00:00Z — 120 mins

In a two night live event the couples will be dancing the Paso Doble, Tango or Foxtrott, except Carson and Anna, who will be dancing the Viennese Waltz to famous soundtracks of movies.

13x08 Results Show: Week 4

  • 2011-10-12T00:00:00Z — 120 mins

In the results show Julianne Hough is coming back to the dance floor prior to the premiere of her film Footloose to dance with her brother Derek.

13x09 Performance Show: Week 5

  • 2011-10-18T00:00:00Z — 120 mins

It's the Eighties Week and the eight remaining couples will dance to hits from the eighties.

13x11 Performance Show: Week 6

  • 2011-10-25T00:00:00Z — 120 mins

The celebrity dancers and their pro partners will dance to popular songs from great Broadway musicals. Additionally they will perform a group dance.

13x12 Results Show: Week 6

  • 2011-10-26T00:00:00Z — 120 mins

Having combined the judges' votes with the viewers' votes another couple will be going home. Kristin Chenoweth and Martina McBride are the guest stars.

13x15 Performance Show: Week 8

  • 2011-11-08T01:00:00Z — 120 mins

With David Arquette & Kym out of the running, the competition is down to their Final Five: Rob Kardashian & Cheryl, Nancy Grace & Tristan, Hope Solo & Maksim, J.R. Martinez & Karina and Ricki Lake & Derek. Each dancer is going to have to do two dances.

13x17 Semi Finals: Week 9

  • 2011-11-15T01:00:00Z — 120 mins

In the Latin Dances the semi-finalists will dance either the Samba or the Paso Doble. Then it's time for the Argentine Tango with close embrace. Finally there will be a Cha Cha Cha rela

13x19 Final 3: Week 10

  • 2011-11-22T01:00:00Z — 120 mins

The three finalists J.R., Rob and Ricki and their Pro-Dancer Partners Karina, two-times champion Cheryl and three-times champion Derek will compete against each other in two dances. First they have to dance an unlearned dance and then they will hit the floor for the most anticipated freestyle.

13x20 Season Finale

  • 2011-11-23T01:00:00Z — 120 mins

The three finalists will dance their favorite dance of the season once more. Then having combined the judges' scores with the viewers' votes two couples with the highest scores will dance an Instant Samba. Lady Antebellum is the special guest star of the two-hour Season 13 Finale. They'll perform the television debut of "Dancing Away with My Heart" and then their mega-hit "Need you Know". The winner of season 13 will be announced and will get the most anticipated mirror ball trophy.