ABC has announced Dancing with the Stars' sixth season will premiere on Monday, March 17 at 8PM ET/PT.

Dancing with the Stars will debut with a 90-minute performance episode broadcast on March 17 in its regular Mondays at 8PM ET/PT time period.  ABC will then air Dancing with the Stars' first sixth-season results show broadcast on March 25 in its regular Tuesdays at 9PM ET/PT time slot.

Dancing with the Stars Spring 2008 sixth season will use the same Monday/Tuesday broadcast schedule that ABC first implemented in order to keep last spring's fourth installment of the show out of direct competition with Fox's Tuesday/Wednesday American Idol broadcast scheduleIdol's first seventh-season results show broadcast will air Wednesday, March 12 at 9PM ET/PT on Fox.

Similar to this fall's ABC Monday night schedule, Samantha Who? -- a half-hour Christina Applegate sitcom -- will air in the half-hour period between Dancing with the Stars' sixth season 90-minute performance episodes and The Bachelor's one-hour episodes. 

The Bachelor's twelfth season is scheduled to debut on Monday, March 17 at 10PM ET/PT on ABC.

In addition, ABC also revealed the previously announced fourth seasons of both Wife Swap and Supernanny will premiere on Wednesday, January 2.

Wife Swap will debut in its regular Wednesdays at 8PM ET/PT time period and serve as the lead-in for Supernanny's, which will premiere with special back-to-back one-hour episodes beginning at 9PM ET/PT.  ABC's new drama series Cashmere Mafia will premiere in its regular Wednesdays at 10PM ET/PT time slot on January 9 following a special premiere broadcast on Thursday, January 3.

Oprah Winfrey's The Big Give -- a new reality competition series executive produced by The Amazing Race co-creators Bertram van Munster and Elise Doganieri for Winfrey's Harpo Productions that will follow 10 people who are given money and other resources before being challenged to find "dramatic and emotional" ways to spend it on others -- is scheduled to premiere on Sunday, March 2 at 9PM on ABC.
About The Author: Christopher Rocchio
Christopher Rocchio is an entertainment reporter for Reality TV World and has covered the reality TV genre for several years.