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'Dancing With the Stars' Season 18 premiere recap: Ballroom bonanza

Glitizens, rejoice! Ballroom reality extravaganza “Dancing With the Stars” is back. And the Glitterverse has gotten a bit of a makeover in its 18th season: a new band; a new co-host in Erin Andrews; and fancy new sets of judging paddles.

But there were also plenty of the old favorites to keep longtime viewers grounded in Tasselville, what with righting the judges back to their original side of the ballroom, the reappearance of the sky box, and the return of the Maks — Maksim Chmerkovskiy, that is. And all the old dancing standards!

We’ve also got a whole new constellation of stars vying for that Mirrorball trophy, from child actors to Olympic...