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The seventh season of Dancing With the Starts premiered on September 22, 2008 as a part of ABC's fall 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.

Ben McCarthy and Samantha Harris return as the show's hosts. Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli, and Carrie Ann Inaba Only for season 7 as the judges this season, with Michael Flatley having appeared temporarily as a guest judge for Len Goodman during Week 6.

The season finale took place on November 25, 2008.

CouplesEdit

The 13 celebrities and professional dancers who competed were:

Celebrity Occupation Professional Partner Result
Jeffrey Ross Comedian Edyta Śliwińska Eliminated 1st
on September 23, 2008
Ted McGinley Actor Inna Brayer Eliminated 2nd
on September 24, 2008
Kim Kardashian Reality Star Mark Ballas Eliminated 3rd
on September 30, 2008
Misty May-Treanor Olympic Legend Maksim Chmerkovskiy Withdrew
on October 6, 2008
Rocco DiSpirito TV Chef Karina Smirnoff Eliminated 4th
on October 14, 2008
Toni Braxton Grammy Award Winner Alec Mazo Eliminated 5th
on October 21, 2008
Cloris Leachman Television/Movie Legend Corky Ballas Eliminated 6th
on October 28, 2008
Susan Lucci Daytime Emmy Award Winner/TV Legend Tony Dovolani Eliminated 7th
on November 5, 2008
Maurice Greene Olympic Legend Cheryl Burke Eliminated 8th
on November 11, 2008
Cody Linley Disney Star Julianne Hough
Edyta Śliwińska (Weeks 7 & 8)
Eliminated 9th
on November 18, 2008
Lance Bass *NSYNC Star Lacey Schwimmer Third Place
on November 25, 2008
Warren Sapp NFL Star Kym Johnson Runner-Up
on November 25, 2008
Brooke Burke Actress/Model Derek Hough Winners
on November 25, 2008

Scoring ChartEdit

Couple Place 1A 1B 1A+B 2 3 4 3+4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Brooke & Derek 1 23 26 49 24 28 26 54 29 26 30+29=59 28+27=55 21+28=49 28+30+30=88
Warren & Kym 2 21 22 43 24 25 22 47 25 25 21+29=50 28+26=54 24+25=49 25+28+27=80
Lance & Lacey 3 22 21 43 20 22 26 48 21 27 25+20=45 26+24=50 28+29=57 26+27+28=81
Cody & Julianne 4 18 23 41 21 21 23 44 28 23 22+20=42 24+24=48 22+24=46
Maurice & Cheryl 5 18 21 39 19 24 20 44 27 21 25+29=54 24+24=48
Susan & Tony 6 15 22 37 21 21 24 45 22 23 24+20=44
Cloris & Corky 7 16 16 32 15 16 22 38 21 15
Toni & Alec 8 22 23 45 23 22 22 44 22
Rocco & Karina 9 14 21 35 16 20 18 38
Misty & Maksim 10 21 21 42 21 WD
Kim & Mark 11 19 18 37 17
Ted & Inna 12 18 19 37
Jeffrey & Edyta 13 12

Call-out OrderEdit

Contestant call-out order
Order 1A 1B 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
1 Lance & Lacey Brooke & Derek
2 Misty & Maks Kim K. & Mark
3 Maurice & Cheryl Cloris & Corky
4 Brooke & Derek Maurice & Cheryl
5 Cloris & Corky Misty & Maks
6 Toni & Alec Warren & Kym J.
7 Warren & Kym J. Susan & Tony
8 Ted & Inna Rocco & Karina
9 Cody & Julianne Lance & Lacey
10 Rocco & Karina Cody & Julianne
11 Susan & Tony Toni & Alec
12 Kim K. & Mark Ted & Inna
13 Jeffrey & Edyta