'Dancing With the Stars' Season 17: Bill Nye, Leah Remini and Valerie Harper face major changes

The ballroom is reopening, but with some major changes.The most obvious one in Season 17 of "Dancing With the Stars" will be the ABC show's cutback from two weekly airings to one when it returns Monday, Sept. 16. The competition and the results will be merged into a single two-hour episode ... and if viewers in the western half of the country fear that might shut them out from voting, not so, explains co-host Tom Bergeron."What's going to happen," he says toZap2it  "is that the viewer votes from the previous week will be carried over, and then the judges' scoring from that night will be factored in. That's how it will play out, so there's not a time-zone issue."As a result, returning judges Len Goodman, Carrie Ann Inaba and Bruno Tonioli could have even more weight in determining a given week's outcome; by the time they give their opinions, viewers already will have had their...



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