Carrie Ann Inaba on how they're changing things on 'DWTS' this season exclusive)

Dancing With the Stars is about to kick off its 28th season, and fans are in for some big changes when the stars hit the dance floor.

From the set, to the dances and the scoring system, DWTS has been overhauled in a significant way after fan backlash following Bobby Bones' controversial victory last year, and Carrie Ann Inaba says she's looking forward to what the new season has in store.

ET's Denny Directo caught up with the longtime Dancing With the Stars judge at this year's Creative Arts Emmys at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Saturday, and she opened up about some of the modifications that fans can expect.

"I do know that we have made some adjustments to the judging, because we got a lot of complaints," Inaba admitted, adding that they made the changes because, "We listened to what everybody said about what happened last year." 

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Kim Kardashian (Season 7): 11th place

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Tucker Carlson (Season 3): Last place

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Billy Ray Cyrus (Season 4): 5th place

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Paula Deen (Season 21): 9th place

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Pamela Anderson (Season 10): 6th place

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David Hasselhoff (Season 11): Last place

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Jerry Springer (Season 3): 5th place

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Martina Navratilova (Season 14): Last place

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Joey McIntyre (Season 1): 3rd place

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Nancy Grace (Season 13): 5th place

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Shannen Doherty (Season 10): Last place

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Kate Gosselin (Season 10): 8th place

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Denise Richards (Season 8): 12th place

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Penn Jillette (Season 6): Last place

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Heather Mills (Season 4): 7th place

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Wayne Newton (Season 5): 10th place

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Priscilla Presley (Season 6): 8th place

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Debi Mazar (Season 9): 12th place

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Bill Nye (Season 17): 11th place

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Geraldo Rivera (Season 22): Last place

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Steve Wozniak (Season 8): 10th place

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This season also marks the first major voting overhaul in the show's scoring system in years. First of all, there will be no eliminations in the first week, nor will there any viewer voting for the first night of performances.

For week one, only the judges' scores matter. Then, during the second week, both weeks' judges scores will be combined and then added to live voting, which is another new aspect to the scoring system.

Viewer voting will be limited to live votes that are cast during the East Coast broadcast time frame. Meaning that fans watching on the West Coast will be allowed to vote between 5 p.m. and 7p.m., but they will be essentially voting on the previous week's dances, as they will not yet have seen the dances that are being voted on by East Coast viewers.

However, it's not just the voting and scoring systems that are different, but the general aesthetic of the ballroom as well.

"We have a new set, which is going to be amazing. There's so many changes!" Inaba marveled. "And I haven't been there yet, so I don't actually know how it's going to turn out. I'll find out on Monday like everybody else."

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DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 2404' - The 10 remaining celebrities will take a stroll down memory lane and celebrate with a dance to a time in their lives that left a lasting impression, as they commemorate their most memorable year, on 'Dancing with the Stars,' live, MONDAY, APRIL 10 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. (Eric McCandless/ABC via Getty Images) CARRIE ANN INABA
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 2404' - The 10 remaining celebrities will take a stroll down memory lane and celebrate with a dance to a time in their lives that left a lasting impression, as they commemorate their most memorable year, on 'Dancing with the Stars,' live, MONDAY, APRIL 10 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. (Eric McCandless/ABC via Getty Images) CARRIE ANN INABA, LEN GOODMAN, JULIANNE HOUGH, BRUNO TONIOLI
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 2404' - The 10 remaining celebrities will take a stroll down memory lane and celebrate with a dance to a time in their lives that left a lasting impression, as they commemorate their most memorable year, on 'Dancing with the Stars,' live, MONDAY, APRIL 10 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. (Eric McCandless/ABC via Getty Images) CARRIE ANN INABA
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 2403' - The 11 remaining celebrities are set to celebrate the allure of Sin City and take a gamble on dancing to some of the city's iconic songs, as Vegas Night comes to 'Dancing with the Stars,' live, MONDAY, APRIL 3 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. (Eric McCandless / ABC Via Getty Images) CARRIE ANN INABA, JULIANNE HOUGH, LEN GOODMAN, BRUNO TONIOLI
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 2403' - The 11 remaining celebrities are set to celebrate the allure of Sin City and take a gamble on dancing to some of the city's iconic songs, as Vegas Night comes to 'Dancing with the Stars,' live, MONDAY, APRIL 3 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. (Eric McCandless / ABC Via Getty Images) CARRIE ANN INABA
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 2402' - After showcasing their first dances on last week's exciting season premiere, the celebrities get another chance to impress the judges with a new style of dance, all the while knowing that one of them is going home at the end of the night, based on scores and votes from last Monday, on 'Dancing with the Stars,' live, MONDAY, MARCH 27 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. (Eric McCandless / ABC Via Getty Images) CARRIE ANN INABA
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 2401' - 'Dancing with the Stars' is back with a new, dynamic cast of celebrities who are ready to hit the ballroom floor. The competition begins with the two-hour season premiere, live, MONDAY, MARCH 20 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. (Eric McCandless / ABC Via Getty Images) CARRIE ANN INABA
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 2401' - 'Dancing with the Stars' is back with a new, dynamic cast of celebrities who are ready to hit the ballroom floor. The competition begins with the two-hour season premiere, live, MONDAY, MARCH 20 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. (Eric McCandless / ABC Via Getty Images) ERIN ANDREWS, CARRIE ANN INABA
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episodes 2312 - The remaining three couples will have one last night of competitive dancing as they perform a '24-Hour Fusion Challenge,' vying to score some extra judges' points, and one couple will be crowned the 'Dancing with the Stars' champion, culminating an incredible season, which will be announced live from The Grove on TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 22 (9:00-11:00 p.m. EST), on the ABC Television Network. (Eric McCandless/ABC via Getty Images) CARRIE ANN INABA, LEN GOODMAN, JULIANNE HOUGH, BRUNO TONIOLI
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 2309' - The six remaining celebrities will dance two show-stopping dances - one from some of the hottest Broadway musicals, and a second where they are paired up for a 'Team-Up Challenge' - as 'Showstoppers' night comes to 'Dancing with the Stars,' live, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 7 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EST), on the ABC Television Network. (Eric McCandless/ABC via Getty Images) CARRIE ANN INABA, BRUNO TONIOLI, JULIANNE HOUGH
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 2306' - The nine remaining celebrities ready themselves for one of the hottest nights in the ballroom - Latin Night - with each celebrity performing either a rumba, salsa, samba, paso dobl� cha cha or Argentine tango, on 'Dancing with the Stars,' live, MONDAY, OCTOBER 17 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), on the ABC Television Network. (Eric McCandless/ABC via Getty Images) CARRIE ANN INABA
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 2305' - The nine remaining celebrities will set out to leave a lasting impression with their dances as they commemorate their most memorable year, on 'Dancing with the Stars,' live, MONDAY, OCTOBER 10 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), on the ABC Television Network. (Eric McCandless/ABC via Getty Images) CARRIE ANN INABA, JULIANNE HOUGH, BRUNO TONIOLI
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 2304A' - The third elimination of the season will take place on 'Dancing with the Stars: The Results,' live, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 4 (8:00-9:00 p.m. EDT), on the ABC Television Network. (Eric McCandless/ABC via Getty Images) BRUNO TONIOLI, JULIANNE HOUGH, CARRIE ANN INABA
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 2305' - The nine remaining celebrities will set out to leave a lasting impression with their dances as they commemorate their most memorable year, on 'Dancing with the Stars,' live, MONDAY, OCTOBER 10 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), on the ABC Television Network. (Eric McCandless/ABC via Getty Images) CARRIE ANN INABA
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 2306' - The nine remaining celebrities ready themselves for one of the hottest nights in the ballroom - Latin Night - with each celebrity performing either a rumba, salsa, samba, paso dobl� cha cha or Argentine tango, on 'Dancing with the Stars,' live, MONDAY, OCTOBER 17 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), on the ABC Television Network. (Eric McCandless/ABC via Getty Images) CARRIE ANN INABA, PITBULL, JULIANNE HOUGH, BRUNO TONIOLI
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 2304' - One of the biggest shows 'Dancing with the Stars' has ever put on will unfold on the ballroom floor, as the 11 remaining celebrities perform big spectacle dances for Cirque du Soleil(r) night, on 'Dancing with the Stars,' live, MONDAY, OCTOBER 3 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), on the ABC Television Network. (Eric McCandless/ABC via Getty Images) CARRIE ANN INABA, JULIANNE HOUGH, BRUNO TONIOLI
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 2302' - The 13 celebrities get ready to dance to some of their favorite TV theme songs as TV Night comes to 'Dancing with the Stars,' live, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 19 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), on the ABC Television Network. (Eric McCandless/ABC via Getty Images) CARRIE ANN INABA
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 2301' - 'Dancing with the Stars' is back with its most dynamic cast yet and ready to hit the ballroom floor. The competition begins with the two-hour season premiere, live, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 12 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), on the ABC Television Network. (Eric McCandless/ABC via Getty Images) CARRIE ANN INABA
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 11: Dancer Carrie Ann Inaba attends the 2016 Creative Arts Emmy Awards held at Microsoft Theater on September 11, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 11: Dancer Carrie Ann Inaba (R) and Robb Derringer attend the 2016 Creative Arts Emmy Awards held at Microsoft Theater on September 11, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage)
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Unlike previous seasons, the celebrity-pro dancer pairings won't be revealed until the premiere, meaning Inaba -- like the rest of the world -- has no idea what the couples competing for the Mirrorball trophy will look like.

"I like it better when I don't know," Inaba explained. "I like to play along with the viewers at home. Because I want to feel like I can speak on their behalf when I'm judging."

Fans will get a chance to see all the new changes when Dancing With the Stars Season 28 kicks off Monday, Sept. 16 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.

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