CTV’s new Monday night lineup kicks off the Fall with some killer moves as the star-studded competition series DANCING WITH THE STARS returns at 8 p.m. ET, followed by mystery-comedy CASTLE at 10 p.m. ET beginning September 20 on CTV (visit CTV.ca to confirm local broadcast times). Last season, DANCING WITH THE STARS performance shows drew an average of 2.172 million viewers, making it one of the most-watched reality series in Canada. Meanwhile, CASTLE popped in its sophomore season, averaging 1.7 million viewers in May to become one of last season’s hottest shows.
As announced last night, the impressive list of celebrities confirmed to compete this season on DANCING WITH THE STARS include Michael Bolton, Brandy, Margaret Cho, Rick Fox, Jennifer Grey, David Hasselhoff, Florence Henderson, Kyle Massey, Bristol Palin, Audrina Patridge, Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino and Kurt Warner. The couple with the lowest combined judges’ scores and public votes for their performance will be sent home in the first two-hour results show, featuring performances by music legend Santana and rock band Daughtry on Tuesday, September 21 at 8 p.m. ET (the results show moves to its regular timeslot on Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET beginning September 28 on CTV).
New episodes of DANCING WITH THE STARS and CASTLE are also available on demand the day following their television broadcast on the CTV Video Player at CTV.ca.
About DANCING WITH THE STARS
Hosted by Tom Bergeron and Brooke Burke, each week, the celebrity and professional dance pairs perform live choreographed Latin, traditional and contemporary ballroom dance routines to popular live music played by a 17-piece orchestra. The dance routines which are judged by renowned Ballroom judge Len Goodman and dancer/choreographers Bruno Tonioli and Carrie Ann Inaba, who all return for their eleventh season together. The couple with the lowest combined judges’ scores and public votes are sent home on the DANCING WITH THE STARS results show.
The 12 celebrities heading to the dance floor this season are: multiple Grammy®- award winner Michael Bolton; platinum-selling R&B singer and actress Brandy; one of the most successful stand-up comediennes Margaret Cho; three-time NBA Champion with the Los Angeles Lakers, actor and producer and Toronto-born Rick Fox; beloved film and television actress Jennifer Grey; television superstar David Hasselhoff; actress, talk show host, recording artist, author and Broadway veteran Florence Henderson; star of Disney Channel’s hit series CORY IN THE HOUSE Kyle Massey; former first daughter of Alaska Bristol Palin; star of hit reality series THE HILLS Audrina Patridge; star of hit series JERSEY SHORE Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino; and the first quarterback to ever participate in DANCING WITH THE STARS, St. Louis Rams star Kurt Warner.
When viewers first met Richard Castle (Edmonton-native Nathan Fillion), he was creatively blocked. But when the NYPD questioned him in connection with a series of murders staged to imitate crime scenes from his books, Castle found inspiration in NYPD Detective Kate Beckett (Hamilton-born Stana Katic), a bright and aggressive homicide detective with a fascination for offbeat cases stemming from the years-old unsolved murder of her own mother. Though they instantly clashed, sparks of another sort began to fly, leading both to danger and a hint of romance as Castle stepped in to help find the copycat killer. Once that initial case was solved, Castle and Beckett continued to investigate strange homicides in New York, combining Castle’s writer’s intuition and Beckett’s creative detective work.
CASTLE also stars Ruben Santiago-Hudson as NYPD Captain Roy Montgomery, Tamala Jones as Medical Examiner Lanie Parish, Jon Huertas as NYPD Detective Javier Esposito, Seamus Dever as NYPD Detective Kevin Ryan, with Susan Sullivan as Martha Rodgers.