‘Dancing with the Stars’ Season 28 finale date revealed — and there’s some bad news

The “Dancing with the Stars” Season 28 finale will be on Monday, Nov. 25, but, sadly, it will be a one-night affair yet again.

Tom Bergeron revealed the news on Thursday, sharing with his Twitter followers a charity auction to win tickets to the finale taping to benefit the ACLU of Southern California. When a fan brought to his attention that the auction page lists the finale date as Thursday, Nov. 28 — aka Thanksgiving — Bergeron cleared the air.

“Yeah, thanks for catching that. The Finale is on the 25th,” he wrote. “The 28th is reserved for awkward conversations with extended family members. And overeating. 😉”

Doing his due diligence, the same fan then asked for confirmation that it will be a one-night finale, to which Bergeron replied in the affirmative.

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The date is not a surprise since, as we previously noted, in the fall, “Dancing” usually concludes the week of Thanksgiving. The length of the finale, however, was up in the air. Not counting the four-week “Athletes” installment, “Dancing,” even after it lost its results show in Season 17, had two-night finales until last season, when it was downgraded to one. One of the big changes this year was the introduction of live voting every episode, so the one-night finale means that fans in the Mountain and Pacific time zones won’t get to watch the dances and then vote even once this season.

The other major finale question we don’t yet have an answer to is the number of finalists. As we pointed out, if the show does a double elimination, three couples will enter the final on Nov. 25, but if it remains single eliminations from here on out, four couples will head into the last battle.

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