Season 7

The seventh season of Dancing with the Stars premiered on September 22, 2008 as a part of ABC's fall 2008 line-up. Instead of 12 couples like previous seasons, this was the first season to showcase a lineup of 13 couples. This season also introduced four new dances: the hustle, the salsa, the jitterbug, and the west coast swing, as well as Team Dancing. Tom Bergeron and Samantha Harris return as the show's hosts. Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli, and Carrie Ann Inaba continue as the judges this season, with Michael Flatley having appeared temporarily as a guest judge for Len Goodman during week six. Only three 30s were given out this season, and all were given to the winner, Brooke Burke: once for her foxtrot in week seven, once for her freestyle in the finals, and once for her repeated favorite dance, the Viennese waltz, also in the finals. This is the first and so far only season where all perfect 30s were given to one person. The official cast announcement was made on the morning of August 25, 2008 on Good Morning America. This is the third season to have its cast announced on GMA.

Season episodes list 7

S07E01

S07E01 : Episode 701 (aired on 09/22/2008)

Celebrities Lance Bass, Toni Braxton, Brooke Burke, Rocco DiSpirito, Maurice Greene, Kim…
S07E02

S07E02 : Episode 701A (aired on 09/23/2008)

One team is eliminated; the remaining 12 teams perform a second dance for the panel of judges.
S07E03

S07E03 : Episode 701B (aired on 09/24/2008)

One dancing team is eliminated; the Jonas Brothers and Jesse McCartney perform.
S07E04

S07E04 : Episode 702 (aired on 09/29/2008)

The remaining celebrities compete.
S07E05

S07E05 : Episode 702A (aired on 09/30/2008)

One couple is eliminated; Jessica Simpson performs; professional choreographers demonstrate…
S07E06

S07E06 : Episode 703 (aired on 10/06/2008)

The remaining celebrities perform.
S07E07

S07E07 : Episode 703A (aired on 10/07/2008)

One celebrity is eliminated.
S07E08

S07E08 : Episode 8 (aired on 10/13/2008)

S07E09

S07E09 : Episode 9 (aired on 10/14/2008)

S07E10

S07E10 : Episode 10 (aired on 10/20/2008)

S07E11

S07E11 : Episode 11 (aired on 10/21/2008)

S07E12

S07E12 : Episode 12 (aired on 10/27/2008)

S07E13

S07E13 : Episode 13 (aired on 10/28/2008)

S07E14

S07E14 : Episode 14 (aired on 11/03/2008)

S07E15

S07E15 : Episode 15 (aired on 11/05/2008)

S07E16

S07E16 : Episode 16 (aired on 11/10/2008)

S07E17

S07E17 : Episode 17 (aired on 11/11/2008)

S07E18

S07E18 : Episode 18 (aired on 11/17/2008)

S07E19

S07E19 : Episode 19 (aired on 11/18/2008)

S07E20

S07E20 : Episode 20 (aired on 11/24/2008)

S07E21

S07E21 : Episode 21 (aired on 11/25/2008)