'Dancing with the Stars' has 200th episode Monday

Mon, Nov 1
10:43
AM ET

With six couples remaining on ABC's "Dancing with the Stars," each week is proving to be important and more difficult for the competitors.

Actress Jennifer Grey and singer Brandy are expected to be in the final six. Athletes Rick Fox and Kurt Warner also. The two surprises are Disney Channel star Kyle Massey and activist Bristol Palin, Sarah Palin's daughter.

On Monday's live show -- the 200th episode in its 11th season -- the format will be mixed dancing again. There will be teams of three pairs and a celebrity captain. Season 6 winner Kristi Yamaguchi and Season 4 winner Apolo Anton Ohno will lead the teams. And the cha-cha is the dance of choice.

Former competitors Helio Castroneves, Kelly Osbourne, Mel B, Drew Lachey, Gilles Marini and Emmitt Smith will act as the fourth judge for the actual competitions.

That's one thing about this show: It seems a family atmosphere and former cast members return all the time.

"For this year's cast, we are all friends but we also are very competitive," said two-time champion Derek Hough, who is dancing with Grey. "You can tell by our energy. It's absolutely absurd that we're performing in front of 23 million people each week. But it's also quite amazing."

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