"Dancing with the Stars" season 18 has a "Switch-Up"

"Dancing with the Stars" co-hosts Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews.  ABC/Todd Wawrychuk

It's time for another round of "Dancing with the Stars."

Season 18 of the reality competition series is set to kick off Monday night, with a new group of celebs competing for the grand prize.

"The Price is Right" host Drew Carey, fitness book author and former "Full House" cast member Candace Cameron Bure, pop star Cody Simpson and actor Billy Dee Williams are some of the stars hitting the dance floor this season.

In addition to fresh contestants, season 18 also brings changes to the show's format.

In a game-changing first, viewers at home will now be able to vote in "The Switch-Up," swapping celebs out with different dancing partners.

"I'm not sure yet how it's going to play out," co-host Tom Bergeron recently told E! News. "I don't know if it's just for a week or whatever they do it they're going to do it for the balance of the season, so I'm kind of as curious as you and the dancers are, as to how this is going to play."

"It's either going to be very intriguing and exciting or a trainwreck," he added.

That's not the only change coming this season. Bergeron has a new co-host in the form of ex-ESPN reporter Erin Andrews, replacing Brooke Burke-Charvet, who had been with the series since 2008.

Andrews knows a thing or two about the "Dancing" ballroom. In 2010, the sports journalist competed in season 10, finishing in third place.

Musical guest Jason Derulo will help kick things off on Monday night. The R&B singer is set to perform his hit song "Talk Dirty."

The contestants will then dance either a cha cha, foxtrot or contemporary routine, with viewers voting on their fate.

The two-hour season premiere of "Dancing with the Stars" will air Monday at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.

Tell us: Which star, or stars, are you rooting for this season?
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