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'Dancing With The Stars': Here's Everything You Missed During The Season 28 Premiere

Lindsay Arnold and Sean Spicer attend the "Dancing With The Stars" Season 28 show at CBS Television City on September 16, 2019

September 17, 2019 - 12:40 / Sarah Schulz

Last night, Monday September 16th, was the season 28 premiere of Dancing With the Stars. 12 couples hit the dance floor to show off their moves for week one of this season! Let's take a look at the professional dancer partnerships and who did well and who, well could have done better... 

Dancing With the Stars was back on ABC last night with the premiere of the 28th season. The show premiered after a year-long hiatus in which they were working on some format tweaks within the show. We will learn more about those tweaks next week... We did however, get to find out the pairings for this season and let's just say the drama started well before the show even went live! 

The Professional Pairings for DWTS Season 28

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Christie Brinkley fell during rehearsal and broke her arm, needing to get surgery, but luckily her daughter, Sports Illustrated model Sailor Brinkley-Cook stepped in to dance for her mother. Sean Spicer's casting also received some controversy when it was announced, however he is hopeful that the show can just be about dancing and politics can be left at the door. 

Hannah Brown and Alan Bersten attend the "Dancing With The Stars" Season 28 show at CBS Television City on September 16, 2019

DWTS: Night One Dances

Hannah Brown and her partner, Alan Bersten danced the Cha-Cha and received a score of 20/30 from the judges, which was a great start to the night and the season for Brown! Kel Mitchell and Witney Carson danced the Tango with a score of 16/30, Kate Flannery and Pasha Pashkov danced the Cha-Cha receiving a score of 15/30 and Lamar Odom danced the Foxtrot with Peta Murgatroyed and got a low score of 11/30

Kel Mitchell and Witney Carson attend the "Dancing With The Stars" Season 28 show at CBS Television City on September 16, 2019

Sailor Brinkley-Cook Stepped In For Her Mother

Country singer Lauren Alaina was partnered with Greb Savchenko to dance the Cha-Cha and they received a score of 19/30, Sailor Brinkley-Cook took over for her mom with pro dancer Val Chmerkovsky to dance the Foxtrot and the judges gave them a score of 18/30. Karamo Brown danced the Salsa with Jenna Johnson getting a score of 17/30, Ray Lewis partnered with Cheryl Burke for another Salsa and the judges gave them a score of 15/30 and Mary Wilson danced the Foxtrot with Brandon Armstrong receiving a score of 17/30 from the judges. 

Karamo Brown and Jenna Johnson attend the "Dancing With The Stars" Season 28 show at CBS Television City on September 16, 2019

James Van Der Beek Takes The Highest Score Of The Night

Singer Ally Brooke danced the Cha-Cha with Sasha Farber and they got a score of 16/30, former White House press secretary Sean Spicer was partnered with Lindsay Arnold to dance the Salsa and they got the low score of 12/30 while James Van Der Beek got the score to beat of the night dancing the Tango with Emma Slater and receiving a 21/30 from the judges! 

James Van Der Beek and Emma Slater attend the "Dancing With The Stars" Season 28 show at CBS Television City on September 16, 2019