September 25th, 2012
10:15 AM ET
With increased competition from rival networks on Monday and Tuesday nights, ABC's "Dancing With the Stars" was looking to revive a strong but aging competition show. Enter the "All-Stars."
Thirteen fan favorites from seasons past, including six former champions, returned to the stage Monday night for the first "DWTS: All-Stars" tournament.
Cha-chas and foxtrots were the routines of choice on Monday, with Emmitt Smith and Cheryl Burke topping everyone with a score of 24.5 out of 30.
Yes, Emmitt and Cheryl got a non-rounded score, as did six other couples. Judge Len Goodman announced that this season's judging will be so tough, the panel will be using a "half-point" scoring system. Perhaps this new mathematical element qualifies "DWTS" as educational TV.
Several of the couples talked with CNN after the show, so check out the video above to hear what they had to say about their performances and returning to "DWTS."
What did you think of the premiere, and who should be eliminated tonight?
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