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ABC made a number of lineup announcements late Thursday night.

The network renewed 11 shows in all - 3 comedies and 7 dramas and one reality series - while officially canceling Trophy Wife (BOO!) and Mixology (YAY!).

So, did your favorite ABC program make the cut? Find out now:

Dancing with the Stars
Keep those dancing shoes on! Dancing with the Stars is coming back for Season 19.

The network also gave a green light to 9 new shows (5 dramas, 4 comedies) and you can learn more about these ABC series pick-ups over at TV Fanatic.

Which renewal has you most excited?

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Dancing with the Stars is down to its final five in Season 18. What this spring has lacked in star power, it's made up for in consistency and talent.

All five remaining celebs have a shot to win, from fan favorite Candace Cameron Bure (below) to double amputee Amy Purdy, perhaps the top contender.

Meryl Davis seeks to give Maksim Chmerkovskiy his first title, while Charlie White and James Maslow are representing the male faction and strongly.

But there can be only one champion. The question is, who will that be?!

The full scoreboard prior to this week's Dancing with the Stars results ...

  1. Amy Purdy & Derek Hough: 10, 10, 10, 10 = 40 + 39 = 79
  2. Charlie White & Sharna Burgess: 10, 10, 10, 10 = 40 + 38 = 78
  3. James Maslow & Peta Murgatroyd: 8, 9, 10, 9 = 36 + 39 = 75
  4. Candace Cameron Bure & Mark Ballas: 9, 9, 9, 9 = 36 + 38 = 74
  5. Danica McKellar & Val Chmerkovskiy: 10, 9, 9, 10 = 38 + 34 = 72 (ELIMINATED)
  6. Meryl Davis & Maksim Chmerkovskiy: 9, 9, 8, 10 = 36 + 34 = 70

As you can see, it's a tight race. Last-place finishers Meryl and Maks led the pack the previous two weeks, so anything can happen in the final two episodes.

Who do you think will win this season? Cast your vote below!

 

See all of this week's performances after the jump and share your comments on whether the judges, and voters, made the right decision in ousting Danica:

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After back-to-back weeks at the top, Meryl Davis and Maksim Chmerkovskiy fell to the bottom of the heap on Dancing with the Stars Monday night.

Although they were spared elimination on the Dancing with the Stars results show (and weren't even in the bottom three) Maks was not happy about it.

Specifically, he was put off by guest judge Abby Lee Miller.

Maks put together a rumba about a dysfunctional relationship (fittingly), and while the moves were excellent, it felt more like a contemporary routine.

Carrie Ann Inaba felt there was energy in every move, but there wasn't enough rumba content, while Abby felt that Meryl's footwork needed ... work.

A chorus of boos rained down from the audience.

After receiving their lowest score of the night from Abby and falling behind Amy Purdy's perfect 10s, Maks said "I really don't care for anything she has to say."

BURRRRN. So much for being a big "teddy bear."

If you watch Dance Moms online, you can appreciate where Maks was coming from, no? Check out the rest of last night's performances below ...

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Amy Purdy made an unbelievable comeback on Monday’s Dancing with the Stars, notching a perfect score after leaving with a back injury last week.

The paralympian was rushed to the hospital during last week’s Dancing with the Stars results show, and was later diagnosed with a “rib out of place.”

Amy Purdy was cleared to dance the next week, though, and while expectations for last night's return were uncertain, her Argentine tango was amazing:

Amy Purdy & Derek Hough - Argentine Tango
Amy Purdy & Derek Hough dance the Argentine Tango on Week 8 of Dancing with the Stars.

Even judge Abby Lee Miller of Dance Moms infamy called Derek Hough’s choreography “brilliant,” and told Purdy, “Amy, my students are here this evening."

"And I better never ever, ever hear ‘I’m too tired.”

“Look at this woman!” she declared. “Amazing.”

Bruno Tonioli similarly called Purdy “Amazing Amy,” and said the performance was “perfection ... totally spell-binding. I feel like I’m in a trance."

Carrie Ann Inaba added, “I swear I felt like I stopped breathing three times," while Len Goodman said, “If I’m dreaming, don’t wake me up. That was terrific.”

Danica McKellar was eliminated last night, while Purdy, James Maslow, Charlie White, Candace Cameron Bure and Meryl Davis advanced to the semifinals.

Who do you want to win the Mirror Ball title?

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Monday's Dancing with the Stars Season 18 Episode 8 showcased some typically talented performances. Even the week's guest judge was impressed ...

... Abby Lee Miller!

If you watch Dance Moms online, you know she's a tough cookie (and that's as nicely as we can put it). So to win 9s and 10s from her is no small feat.

Who did just that?

Let's take a look at the performances and scores on Dancing with the Stars Season 18 Episode 8, and see who lived to dance another week on ABC ...

Amy Purdy & Derek Hough - Argentine Tango
Amy Purdy & Derek Hough dance the Argentine Tango on Week 8 of Dancing with the Stars.

Amy Purdy and Charlie White took the lead away from Meryl Davis, who actually scored at the bottom of the pack last night with Maksim Chmerkovskiy.

Both scored all 10s last night. Impressive work, especially considering that Amy Purdy was hospitalized just a week ago after her performance on the show.

Each dancer performed an individual routine, followed by a dance duel against another star. The full scoreboard from last night's Dancing with the Stars:

  • Amy Purdy and Derek Hough: 10, 10, 10, 10 = 40 + 39 = 79
  • Charlie White and Sharna Burgess: 10, 10, 10, 10 = 40 + 38 = 78
  • James Maslow and Peta Murgatroyd: 8, 9, 10, 9 = 36 + 39 = 75
  • Candace Cameron Bure and Mark Ballas: 9, 9, 9, 9 = 36 + 38 = 74
  • Danica McKellar and Val Chmerkovskiy: 10, 9, 9, 10 = 38 + 34 = 72
  • Meryl Davis and Maksim Chmerkovskiy: 9, 9, 8, 10 = 36 + 34 = 70

In jeopardy: Danica, James and Candace. Who went home?

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Amy Purdy remains alive and well on Dancing with the Stars Season 18.

Mostly well, that is.

The impressive contestant was actually hospitalized due to back pain last night, telling Erin Andrews backstage that it was “hard to breathe” because her back just “seized up.”

Amy Purdy on DWTS

The Paralympian snowboarder missed the team dance later in the evening to receive treatment and, as of this writing, remains under doctor’s care.

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Monday evening's Dancing with the Stars results saw NeNe Leakes eliminated, having turned in the lowest score of the seven remaining competitors.

Amy Purdy, meanwhile, was hospitalized after a rumba to a slowed down rendition of "Light My Fire" by The Doors that earned 36 out of 40 points.

"You lit my fire! First out, first class," Len Goodman told her, while guest judge Ricky Martin gushed, "You were stunning. You made me feel a lot of things."

Purdy felt mostly pain. She was admitted to hospital shortly after her performance with a shoulder injury and was unable to perform the group routine.

The athlete's efforts in the dress rehearsal dance was used to judge the routine, fittingly performed to "Livin La Vida Loca," with Amy unable to participate.

The team had well wishes for Purdy, who they missed during the number, but she nailed her dress rehearsal performance, which was taken into account.

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Monday's Dancing with the Stars Season 18 Episode 7 showcased some caliente performances on Latin Night, with Ricky Martin serving as guest judge.

Not only that, The Bachelor star Juan Pablo Galavis was in the audience!

Somewhat surprising, given that he was reportedly a shoo-in to join DWTS before making everyone hate him this winter, but hey. Bygones and all that.

Let's take a look at the performances and scores on Dancing with the Stars Season 18 Episode 7, and see who lived to dance another week on ABC ...

Meryl Davis & Maksim Chmerkovskiy - Salsa
Meryl and Maks dance the salsa and top the field by three whole points on Dancing with the Stars' Latin Night in Week 7.

Once again, Meryl Davis and Maksim Chmerkovskiy were out in front!

They would've even gotten a perfect score for their salsa to "Adrenalina," if it weren't for Len Goodman being distracted by the background dancers.

Still, good enough for a three-point lead and frontrunner status for the attractive duo. The full scoreboard from last night's Dancing with the Stars:

  • Meryl Davis and Maksim Chmerkovskiy: 39
  • Amy Purdy and Derek Hough: 36
  • Charlie White and Sharna Burgess: 36
  • James Maslow and Peta Murgatroyd: 35
  • Candace Cameron Bure and Mark Ballas: 35
  • Danica McKellar and Val Chmerkovskiy: 33
  • NeNe Leakes and Tony Dovolani: 31

In jeopardy: Charlie, James, and Nene. Who went home?

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Monday's Dancing with the Stars Season 18 Episode 6 showcased party rock anthems, with guest judge Redfoo (who else) from LMFAO helping to grade the contestants.

DWTS sots Erin Andrews and Tom Bergeron started off by telling The Real Housewives of Atlanta star NeNe Leakes she was safe, thanks to solid scores last week.

On the flip side, Drew Carey went into the show at the bottom of the pack by a wide margin. It didn't seem likely at all that he'd survive another elimination round.

Did he? Let's take a look at the performances and scores on Dancing with the Stars Season 18 Episode 6, and see who lived to dance another week on ABC ...

Meryl Davis & Maksim Chmerkovskiy
Meryl Davis & Maksim Chmerkovskiy do the tango on Week 6 of Dancing with the Stars Season 18, earning a perfect score of 40!

Yes, Meryl Davis and Maksim Chmerkovskiy were perfect last night. Tens across the board! Might this be the first Mirror Ball title in Maks' storied career?

The full scoreboard from last night's Dancing with the Stars performances:

  • Meryl Davis and Maksim Chmerkovskiy: 10, 10, 10, 10 = 40 (!)
  • Amy Purdy and Derek Hough: 9, 10, 9, 10 = 38
  • Danica McKellar and Val Chmerkovskiy: 9, 9, 9, 9 = 36
  • Charlie White and Sharna Brugess: 9, 9, 9, 9 = 36
  • James Maslow and Peta Murgratroyd: 9, 9, 8, 9 = 35
  • NeNe Leakes and Tony Dovolani: 8, 9, 8, 8 = 33
  • Candace Cameron Bure and Mark Ballas: 8, 8, 8, 8 = 32
  • Drew Carey and Cheryl Burke: 8, 9, 7, 8 = 32

In jeopardy: Candace Cameron Bure, Danica McKellar and Drew Carey.

Who went home?

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Catherine Lowe (formerly Catherine Giudici) wants to be on Dancing With the Stars, and she's not being shy about broadcasting that career aspiration.

While watching this week's Dancing With the Stars results, she took to Twitter to join the conversation, and plugging herself as a future cast member.

Catherine Lowe, Sean Lowe

She wrote: "After each dance, it makes me wish I could be on the show! #DWTS" ... which isn't exactly desperate, but does express serious interest.

The thought of being a part of the DWTS cast has to have crossed her mind, especially since husband Sean Lowe has already been there and done that.

It's no secret that reality stars are kind of shoe-ins for being cast, given that actual celebrities are few and far between on these latest seasons especially.

Might producers bring Catherine Giudici on board to give Sean Lowe a run for his money? Does she really want to do it or was her Tweet just a Tweet?

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Dancing with the Stars Quotes

We should have started dancing with one arm waaay before.

Cristian de la Fuente [following his injury, trip to the hospital and subsequent stellar performance]

I am not the best dancer, and I have not been the best dancer from the beginning. I am happy we made it this far.

Cristian de la Fuente
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