I miss the days where virtually every TV show would have their own Halloween special, but there still are some shows that are keeping the Halloween spirit alive and we have exclusive details on Dancing with the Stars' Monster Night! Taking place on Halloween night, the special episode will feature Halloween costumes, spooky songs and Halloween-themed routines, and the return of the “Dance Monster-thon"!

"The evening promises to be a ghoulishly good time, featuring guest judge, actress and host Niecy Nash-Betts, plus the return of the Dance Marathon, “Dance Monster-thon.” All nine couples are set to join the ballroom floor at the same time, first dancing a Hustle and then a Charleston. The judges will tap-out couples from the marathon, one at a time. Couples earn additional bonus points based on how long they remain in the Dance Marathon, and the last couple standing will be winners of the “Dance Monster-thon.” Bonus points from the Dance Marathon will be added to the judges’ scores from the first round of dance to determine a final combined leaderboard of the night.

Fans will be able to vote during the live simulcast of the show in the EDT/CDT time zones. During this time, online voting will be available to fans in any time zone in the U.S., its territories and Canada via dwtsvote.abc.com, and fans with a participating U.S. wireless carrier can also vote via SMS/text (fans in Canada cannot vote via SMS/text). Live viewer votes will be combined with the judges’ scores each episode to determine which couples may be in jeopardy of elimination."

The nine remaining couples (along with their dance styles, songs and costumes) are the following:

  • TV and film star Alyson Hannigan and pro Sasha Farber will perform a Paso Doble to “Supermassive Black Hole” by Muse. (vampire)
  • Marvel star Xochitl Gomez and pro Val Chmerkovskiy will perform a Contemporary to “Game of Survival” by Ruelle. (undead)
  • Ariana Madix (“Vanderpump Rules”) and pro Pasha Pashkov will perform an Argentine Tango to “Bad Guy” by Billie Eilish. (harpy and harpy slayer)
  • Singer and social media star Lele Pons and pro Brandon Armstrong will perform a Paso Doble to “Bloody Mary” (Wednesday dance TikTok version) by Lady Gaga. (dead goth girl/spider)
  • Former Bachelorette Charity Lawson and pro Artem Chigvintsev will perform a Jive to “Skeleton Sam” by LVCRFT. (skeletons)
  • GRAMMY®-winning singer Jason Mraz and pro Daniella Karagach will perform a Contemporary to “Zombie” by The Cranberries. (zombie/mummy hybrid)
  • Social media and reality TV star Harry Jowsey and pro Rylee Arnold will perform an Argentine Tango to “Blinding Lights” by District 78. (aliens)
  • “The Brady Bunch” actor Barry Williams and pro Peta Murgatroyd will perform a Viennese Waltz to “It’s A Man’s, Man’s, Man’s World” by James Brown. (Werewolf and Little Red Riding Hood)
  • Real estate mogul and TV star Mauricio Umansky and pro Emma Slater will perform an Argentine Tango to “Somebody’s Watching Me” by Rockwell. (gored matador)

During the Dance Marathon, couples will perform a Hustle to “Stayin’ Alive” by Bee Gees and a Charleston to “Grim Grinning Ghosts (Dance Party)” by Kris Bowers.

Here are official details on the episode and availability:

“Monster Night” – The nine remaining couples are getting into the Halloween spirit with hair-raising transformations and spine-tingling routines. A night of fright and fun awaits when “Monster Night” airs TUESDAY, OCT. 31 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT/PDT, 7:00-9:01 p.m. CDT), simulcasting LIVE across both ABC and Disney+ in local time zones and next day on Hulu.

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