Credit: Mike/Fame Pictures Photo: Maksim Chmerkovskiy at the DWTS Beach Party in Malibu on August 25, 2011

So you’ve met the new cast of Dancing With the Stars Season 13. Now what? The premiere is what! The 12 celeb and pro pairs will dance either the Cha Cha Cha or the Viennese Waltz during the two-hour season premiere on Monday, September 19 from 8 to 10PM on ABC.

Then, on Tuesday, September 20, ABC will air a one-hour special, Dancing with the Stars: Meet the Cast, from 8 to 9PM. The show will feature the most exciting moments from Monday night’s performances, with commentary from the judges and never-before-seen footage from the teams’ first weeks of training.

After that, from 9 to 10PM on Tuesday, we’ll see the first Results Show of Season 13. The couple with the lowest combined judges’ scores and public votes for their performance will be sent home in the season’s first elimination.

Fans can expect some surprises this season, along with some of the elements we’ve come to love. “Macy’s Stars of Dance,” which features some of the best choreographers and performers from different styles of dance, will return on the Results Shows. One of the “Macy’s Stars of Dance” performances will be the popular “Design-a-Dance,” where fans get to pick their favorite professional dancers, dance styles, songs and costumes at ABC.com. New this season will be “AT&T’s Spotlight Performance,” which features and celebrates people whose lives have been changed forever by dance. 

Here are key dates for Season 13 (dates and times subject to change):

Dancing With the Stars two-hour season premiere, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 19 (8:00-10:01PM, ET)

Dancing With the Stars: Meet the Cast one-hour special, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20 (8:00-9:00PM, ET)

Dancing With the Stars: The Results Show one-hour season premiere, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20 (9:00-10:01PM, ET)

Dancing With the Stars season finale, NOVEMBER 2011 (date TBA).

Source: ABC