It’s TV Icons week on “Dancing With the Stars,” but the big question is: Will a reality TV icon be back to compete for the mirrorball trophy? “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star Kim Zolciak suffered a series of mini-strokes after her “DWTS” performance last week, but the 37-year-old mirrorball hopeful was already home recovering over the weekend. In a statement to Us Weekly on Sunday, Zolciak thanked fans for their support and said, “I am now home with my family, resting and taking care of my health. I can’t express enough how much I love dancing and this whole experience, and I hope this will not be the end of dancing.”
ABC has not yet announced if Kim Zolciak will appear on Week 3 of “Dancing With the Stars,” but the the planned theme song for the reality star and her pro partner Tony Dovolani has been revealed. Just Jared posted the complete list of theme songs the “DWTS” couples will dance to this week, revealing that Zolciak and Dovolani had been slated to dance to the theme song to the 1960s sitcom “I Dream of Jeannie.”
Other TV themes that will be showcased on Week 3 of “DWTS” include “True Blood” (Alek Skarlatos and Lindsay Arnold), “Breaking Bad” (Alexa PenaVega and Mark Ballas), “American Bandstand” (Andy Grammer and Allison Holker), “The Jeffersons” (Bindi Irwin and Derek Hough), “The Golden Girls” (Carlos PenaVega and Witney Carson), “The Addams Family” (Gary Busey and Anna Trebunskaya), “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” (Hayes Grier and Emma Slater), “Downton Abbey” (Nick Carter and Sharna Burgess), “Gilligan’s Island” (Paula Deen and Louis van Amstel) and “Mad Men” (Tamar Braxton and Val Chmerkovskiy).
Kim Zolciak and Tony Dovolani aren’t the only “DWTS” couple having a setback this week. In his blog for TV Guide, five-time mirrorball champ Derek Hough described this week’s show as “an absolute cluster-bad word. Cluster-bleep!” Hough revealed: “It is TV theme week. None of the songs were cleared until Wednesday. I got my song Wednesday night 9 p.m. I had a whole idea Thursday morning, worked out for a couple hours, and then they called and said, ‘I’m sorry, the song didn’t clear.’ We had to use the backup song …It’s been tough. We’re wildly behind.”
In addition to the TV Icons dances, the cast of “The Muppets,” including Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy and Gonzo, will perform an opening number, and Season 19 mirrorball champion Alfonso Ribeiro will be on hand as a guest judge. “Dancing With the Stars” airs live on Monday, Sept. 28 at 8 p.m. on ABC.