December 30, 2005 12:01 AM by Joe Blackmon
Together with Tom Bergeron, journalist Samantha Harris ("E! News") will co-host the new season of ABC’s hit variety series, "Dancing with the Stars," premiering THURSDAY, JANUARY 5 (8:00-10:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.
Beginning Friday, January 6 (8:00-8:30 p.m., ET), Bergeron and Harris will co-host a live half-hour results show in which the combined scores of the audience and judges are announced and one couple is eliminated.
A seasoned journalist, Harris is a correspondent with E! Entertainment Television’s "E! News" and "THS Investigates." She has served as host for a number of entertainment and news programs, including "Extra," Fox’s "The Next Joe Millionaire" and "AMC Access." Her acting credits include roles in such films as "Disney’s D3: The Mighty Ducks," "George of the Jungle" and "Beautiful." A few of her television credits include "Surviving Gilligan’s Island" and "CSI."
"Dancing with the Stars" is the U.S. version of the international smash hit series, "Strictly Come Dancing." This version is produced in America by BBC Worldwide. Richard Hopkins (UK) and Conrad Green (USA) are executive producers. Izzie Pick is supervising producer. Alex Rudzinski directs.