This season of “Dancing With the Stars” premieres tonight at 8:00 Eastern time on ABC.
Henner, 64, is fulfilling a goal of hers by competing on the show. “Oh my gosh. This has been a dream of mine,” the former “Taxi” star told ABC News. “I’ve wanted to do it for so long. It looks like the best party on television. Everybody goes through these life transformations. You get in great shape. And you learn a whole different way of dancing than maybe you did before.”
“So I’m very excited about that,” she added.
“It’s incredibly refreshing because he kind of had no conceived ideas,” McCormick said. “And the only other man I’ve ever met in my life other than Artem that had no idea who I was was my husband. When I first met him, he had never seen the show. So, yeah, love, love no preconceived anything.”
On Monday night, the 13 couples will perform the jive, foxtrot, cha-cha or Viennese waltz. No one will be eliminated this week.
Here’s a rundown of the couples and the songs they’ll dance to:
Jake T. Austin and Jenna Johnson, jive, “Kiss You” by One Direction
James Hinchcliffe and Sharna Burgess, foxtrot, “Live Life” by Zayde Wølf
Calvin Johnson Jr. and Lindsay Arnold, cha-cha, “That’s What I Like” by Flo Rida featuring Fitz Lunchmoney
Terra Jolé and Sasha Farber, jive, “Stuff Like That There” by Betty Hutton
Jana Kramer and Gleb Savchenko, Viennese waltz, “Dangerous Woman” by Ariana Grande
Maureen McCormick and Artem Chigvintsev, Viennese waltz, “You Make Me Feel Like a Natural Woman” by Mary J. Blige
Amber Rose and Maksim Chmerkovskiy, foxtrot, “Here” by Alessia Cara
Vanilla Ice (Robert Van Winkle) and Witney Carson, cha-cha, “Ice Ice Baby” by Vanilla Ice