[08:10] Derek Hough poses with his outstanding choreography award for 'Dancing with the Stars'
Derek Hough poses with his outstanding choreography award for "Dancing with the Stars" that he won along with Julianne Hough and Tessandra Chavez, backstage at the 2015 Creative Arts Emmy Awards in Los Angeles, California September 12, 2015. Reuters/Danny Moloshok

As “Dancing With The Stars” rolled into Week 3 of the new season, the “TV Night” theme got off to a great start. DWTS Season 19 winner Alfonso Ribeiro took his place as a guest judge along with Carrie Ann Inaba, Julianne Hough and Bruno Tonioli on Monday. All the dancing pairs featured along with Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy and other Muppets. The episode was also a cross promotion for “The Muppets” which airs from Tuesday on ABC.

Alexa PenaVega and her pro Mark Ballas danced the jazz to “Breaking Bad." The pair walked away with the biggest score of the night with 36 out of 40 points. They are now on top of the leader board for their creativity, attention to detail, complete with hazmat suits (protective gear) and gas masks.

Alexa and Mark used a table and lights as their props for their jazz routine and nailed it completely. Even the judges were impressed with their dance and gave them a score of nine points each.

Nick and Sharna were tied with Alexa and Mark. They did the Viennese waltz to “Downtown Abbey” number. The former Backstreet Boys star danced with grace, elegance and class and scored 36 points.

Andy Grammar and pro Allison Holker’s quickstep to “American Bandstand” was very colourful, in terms of their costumes, bright smiles and nostalgia trip, TV Line reported. It was the most entertaining routine of the evening earning them 29 out of 40 points.

Bindi was not in form as she competed to the theme song to “The Jeffersons." Though she scored 8 points across the board, the judges told her that it did not look as if she was dancing. The 17-year-old had a foot injury but said she would be back in form next week, People reported. We look forward to some more passion in her routine in Week 4.

This week, Andy Grammer and pro Allison Holker; Paula Deen and pro Louis van Amstel are in jeopardy. They have not been eliminated, and their scores will carry over to next week’s show.

Also celebrity contestant Kim Zolciak-Biermann was sent home. The “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star, who had a mini-stroke last week, had to withdraw from the competition. Her doctor said she was not fit to fly back to Los Angeles.

Her pro partner Tony Dovolani went ahead with his dance routine along with fellow pro Jenna Johnson. Unfortunately, he and Kim both were given the boot, as host Tom Bergeron announced that they were eliminated from the competition, US Weekly reported. According to the show rules, if a contestant skips an episode, he or she is automatically eliminated.

“Dancing With the Stars” Season 21 airs at 8 p.m. on ABC on Monday and 9 p.m. on Tuesday.

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