Dancing with the Stars is back this week. What is it ... Season 19? That's really something. However, you have to remember that they effectively do two seasons a year, one in the fall and one in the spring. With around 13 "stars" per go-around, it's understandable that they've had to expand their definition of "star." To be fair, in the beginning they had a pretty lose definition, too. That was before it became an instant career revitalizer.
I'm not sure how faithfully I'm going to follow along this season. I really didn't like a number of the changes that the producers made to the show in the spring. As I watched the show last night, I noticed that most of them have remained.
What I used to do is wait to watch for several weeks. Then, I could focus primarily on the dancing and forget about their silly rules. I'll have to wait and see. I guess they're doing a results show tonight, Tuesday. I won't be able to see that because ... I'll be teaching a dance class.
Of course, the reason I can teach it is the surge in popularity of ballroom dancing, which is a direct result of the popularity of ... Dancing with the Stars. And we come full circle. :)