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01/06/2005 "Dancing with the Stars" first airs on ABC

The first season of Dancing with the Stars (U.S.) debuted on ABC in 2005. Six celebrities were paired with six professional ballroom dancers. Tom Bergeron and Lisa Canning were the hosts for this season. The judges were Carrie Ann Inaba, Len Goodman, and Bruno Tonioli. The celebrity winner was Kelly Monaco with her professional dancer Alec Mazo.