The show must go on!

Despite the ongoing global coronavirus pandemic, Dancing With the Stars will return ABC Monday, Sept. 14. While production on the majority of film and television projects have shut down, the dancing competition series has found a way to safely resume.

For the show’s 29th season, the DWTS cast and crew have been subjected to strict preventative measures to ensure everyone remains healthy and that live performances go on as planned.

According to E! News, all of the contestants will be tested daily for COVID-19 and will stay eight feet apart from everyone but their partners at all times. They are also required to stay put in Los Angeles.  In addition, the pro dancers also have to live apart (even those who are married), and there will be no live audience.

The COVID-19 precautions aren’t the only changes shaking up the season. Tyra Banks will take over hosting duties while former pro dancer and six time Mirror Ball winner Derek Hough will join the judging panel.


During a press conference on Wednesday,  all 15 celebrity contestants opened up about dealing with joining the show during the pandemic

Scroll through the gallery below to see how the stars are handling things.

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