The fifth season of Dancing with the Stars premiered on September 24, 2007 with a special three-night premiere week. The season ended on November 27, 2007. As with previous seasons, CTV Television Network had aired the series in Canada.
"24" became the most popular lowest score per round. Eight were given to couples that landed in the bottom of the leader board.
The show was hosted by Tom Bergeron, with returning judges Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli, and Carrie Ann Inaba. Co-host Samantha Harris gave birth on September 23, 2007; during her leave of absence season two champion Drew Lachey served as co-host. On October 15, 2007 Harris returned to the show.
On August 29, 2007, the celebrity cast was announced on Good Morning America by host Tom Bergeron, judge Carrie Ann Inaba, and reigning celebrity champion Apolo Anton Ohno.
Season Five opens with the first of two nights of performances. Tonight is ladies night as this year's six female celebrities perform either the cheeky Cha Cha or the sophisticated Foxtrot.
On this second night of performances, the men will dance either the Cha Cha or the Foxtrot.
The first celebrity is voted off. Who will stay and who will go? Dolly Parton and Tap dancing legend Savion Glover perform.
Now that Josie Maran has been eliminated, only eleven celebrities remain. Each remaining celebrity will either dance the Mambo or the Quickstep.
This is the second live results show of the season. Who will stay and who will go? A special musical guest also performs.
This is the third live results show of the season. Who will stay and who will go? A special musical guest also performs.
This is the fourth live results show. Who will stay and who will go? Gloria Estefan performs
This is the fifth live results show of the season. Who will stay and who will go? A special musical guest also performs.
It's down to the remaining couples and their final dances, including the much anticipated Freestyle dance. This is the last chance for the couple to shine and win your vote before tomorrow's live finale.
It's the fifth season finale for Dancing With The Stars. All of the eliminated couples have returned for one last spin across the dance floor. The winner of this season is announced in front of a live audience.