updated 10/03/2012 AT 7:00 PM ET
•originally published 10/03/2012 AT 7:45 PM ET
The chemistry between Kirstie Alley and her much younger Dancing with the Stars partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy has been apparent since the pair first shared a dance floor during season 12 of ABC’s hit show.
Now, taking center stage once again for season 15’s all-star competition, the unlikely comrades continue to entertain.
“ABC just needs more footage because there’s not enough footage of us for the next 10,000 years,” Chmerkovskiy, 32, recently told PEOPLE, jokingly.