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Dancing's Melissa Rycroft on Her Big Win: I Think We Earned It

Maybe Melissa Rycroft should keep setting the bar low. The Bachelor alum, who finished third on Season 8 of Dancing with the Stars , just wanted to make it to Week 4 of All-Stars with Tony Dovolani . But she exceeded all of her — and arguably everyone's — expectations by taking home the Mirrorball trophy and overcoming season-long front-runners Shawn Johnson and Derek Hough in the process. "Honestly, I don't think anyone predicted us to win," Rycroft tells TVGuide.com. "We wanted to win, but we certainly didn't expect to. I'm still in shock." See what else Rycroft has to say about her big win below. Plus: Where will she put the Mirrorball? //www.tvguide.com/News/Dancing-with-the-Stars-Melissa-Rycroft-Tony-Dovolani-1056942.aspx?rss=breakingnews

Dancing With the Stars Finale Results: Who Won the Crown?

The fall season of Dancing With the Stars: All-Stars came down to Monday night, with Olympic gymnast Shawn Johnson, former Bachelor winner Melissa Rycroft and soap opera star Kelly Monaco seeking the title. Based on Monday's scores, and the previous weeks in which she'd been nearly flawless, Melissa held a narrow edge, but all three were consistently strong; Shawn and Kelly won their previous seasons, after all. It's also DWTS, a show that's always too close to call. After one final performance and tens of millions of votes, the final Dancing With the Stars results show of 2012 is in the books. Your winner is ... //www.tvfanatic.com/2012/11/dancing-with-the-stars-finale-results-who-won-the-crown/

Would the Fierce Five Do Dancing With the Stars Next Season? You’ll Be Surprised...

Athletes have always done extremely well on Dancing With the Stars, so it’s no surprise that Shawn Johnson’s Fierce Five Olympian friends would consider going for gold on the show. But which one(s) are interested? Us Weekly interviewed McKayla Maroney, Gabrielle Douglas, and Kyla Ross after the DWTS Season 15 All-Stars Season 15 Finals: Performance Show, when the three Team USA champions joined Shawn and Derek Hough for their supersized freestyle. When asked whether or not they... //feeds.wetpaint.com/~r/wetpaint/latest/excerpt/~3/R07wl_89u2o/would-the-fierce-five-do-dancing-with-the-stars-next-season-youll-be-surprised

TV ratings: 'Dancing With the Stars' finale hits season high Tuesday, 'NCIS' and 'The Voice' up too

Fast National ratings for Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012Tuesday's ratings were up across the board over last week as the networks counted gains for the second straight night. The "Dancing With the Stars: All-Stars" finale hit a season high for ABC, and "NCIS" and "The Voice" each posted sizable increases over a week ago.FOX's comedies were also up a little, and "Hart of Dixie" improved on its numbers as well. On the downside, "Emily Owens, M.D.," "Vegas" and "Parenthood" all lost some viewers opposite the "DWTS" finale (though "Parenthood" was up in adults 18-49).CBS led the night in viewers with 14.4 million and a 9.0 rating/14 share in households. ABC (13.85 million, 8.7/13) was a close second. NBC took third with 7 million viewers and a 4.4/7. FOX (3.45 million, 2.2/3) came in fourth, and The CW (1.2 million, 0.8/1) trailed.The race for the adults 18-49 lead was a tight one, with ABC's 2.8 rating coming... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2012/11/tv-ratings-dancing-with-the-stars-finale-hits-season-high-tuesday-ncis-and-the-voice-up-too.html

'Dancing With the Stars': Is Derek Hough really leaving the show?

"Dancing With the Stars: All-Stars" runner-up Derek Hough hinted at more than just a goodbye to his partner, Shawn Johnson, in the package aired before their final performance. After a tearful tribute to Shawn, the dance pro concluded his interview by saying, "To win the All-Star season would be a perfect ending." Ending to ... "Dancing With the Stars"? Sadly, all signs point to yes. In fact, Derek revealed to us on the ballroom after Melissa Rycroft and Tony Dovolani were declared the All-Star winners, "That was a question that was asked to me: How did it feel that this was probably your last time on the dance floor?" "That question struck a chord in me," Derek shared. "I didn't realize how--I was shocked at how I reacted. I was sort of overwhelmed and could barely speak ... because of all the memories of the show, and all the people we've met and how... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2012/11/dancing-with-the-stars-is-derek-hough-really-leaving-the-show.html

'Dancing With the Stars' champs on surprise win: 'We thought we'd go home in Week 1!'

When Melissa Rycroft and Tony Dovolani were named the champions of "Dancing With the Stars: All-Stars," no one was more surprised at the upset than the underdogs themselves. "My mind went blank for a minute," Melissa told us on the ballroom after the show. "I'll be honest: When we were standing there and it was us and Shawn [Johnson] and Derek [Hough], I assumed it was Shawn and Derek [who would win]. "When it was our name called, I just went, Oh my God, how did this just happen?" "We thought we'd go home in week one," laughed Tony. "We never thought we'd be champions or be the last ones standing," agreed Melissa. "I wish we hadn't underestimated ourselves -- but at the same time it kind of makes you more proud of what you've accomplished." Season 15's runner-ups are also bursting with pride for the winners -- especially for Tony, who just nabbed his... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2012/11/dancing-with-the-stars-melissa-rycroft-and-tony-dovolani-on-surprise-win-we-thought-wed-go-home-in-w.html

'Dancing With the Stars': Last All-Stars Weigh in on the Finale

Though one dance remains before the series crowns its latest champion, the top three couples agree that they've already left it all out on the ballroom floor. //feedproxy.google.com/~r/thr/television/~3/WFsnP858v4k/story01.htm

TV ratings: '2 Broke Girls' and 'Dancing With the Stars' hit season highs Monday, 'The Voice' rises too

Fast National ratings for Monday, Nov. 26, 2012A weak matchup on "Monday Night Football" may have been a boon to the broadcast networks, as four of the five nets improved on their ratings from last week. ABC was down because its two-hour "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" special didn't do much, but "Dancing With the Stars: All-Stars" hit a season high with its final performance show.Three of CBS' shows -- "2 Broke Girls," "Mike & Molly" and "Hawaii Five-0" -- also hit season highs in both viewers and adults 18-49, while "How I Met Your Mother" had its best showing since the season premiere. NBC, meanwhile, also saw "The Voice" and "Revolution" improve over last week. (The Peacock's Charlotte affiliate carried the "MNF" game, but even factoring that out, the network will likely end up ahead of last week.)Monday hour by hour:8 p.m.ABC: "Dancing With the Stars: All-Stars" (16 million viewers, 10.4/15 households)NBC: "The Voice" (11.3... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2012/11/tv-ratings-2-broke-girls-and-dancing-with-the-stars-hit-season-highs-monday-the-voice-rises-too.html

'Dancing With the Stars' backstage with Shawn Johnson and the Fierce 5: Was McKayla Maroney impressed?

Shawn Johnson and her pro partner, Derek Hough, made history tonight (Nov. 26) on "Dancing With the Stars: All-Stars." The couple wowed in their perfect-scoring "supersize freestyle," a medley tribute to all their routines this season. But it was their special guests -- the U.S. Olympic gymnastic team's Fierce 5 -- who made their performance especially unforgettable. "It meant everything to me to have them here," Shawn told us backstage about Gabby Douglas, McKayla Maroney, Aly Raisman, Kyla Ross and Jordyn Wieber joining her in the ballroom. "I trained three years with them to be on the biggest stage in the world with them," she said. "After they already went [to the London Olympics] and were successful and became the Fierce Five, they took time to come out and support me. Seeing as how I didn't get the comeback I wanted, this is bigger than I could ever have imagined." But she's especially grateful to... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2012/11/dancing-with-the-stars-backstage-with-shawn-johnson-and-the-fierce-5-was-mckayla-maroney-impressed.html

Who Is Tony Dovolani? 5 Things to Know About the DWTS Pro

Tony Dovolani is one of the most beloved Dancing With the Stars pro dancers. But how well do you really know the gentleman of the ballroom? We might not have much to teach the most hardcore Tony fans, but for those we haven't memorized his biography, here are five fun facts about the star. 1. He's a family man. Tony is married, and has three kids, including a pair of twins. 2. His first name is actually Driton. He goes by Tony, but his first name is really Driton. 3. He's from Prishtina,... //feeds.wetpaint.com/~r/wetpaint/latest/excerpt/~3/EHSLDcFbTj0/who-is-tony-dovolani-5-things-to-know-about-the-dwts-pro