‘Dancing With the Stars’ to Return to ABC
“Dancing With the Stars,” which aired Season 31 exclusively on Disney+, is returning to ABC, TheWrap has learned.
In addition to airing on ABC, Season 32 of the ballroom dancing competition series will also continue to stream on Disney+ and will be available next-day on Hulu. Representatives for Disney declined to comment.
“Dancing With the Stars” set the record as the first live series on the streamer. The move to Disney+ came after the series ran for 16 seasons on the network. At the time, executives said that the move would introduce the show to a new generation of fans and expand the company’s demographic reach.
Tyra Banks Bows Out as ‘Dancing With the Stars’ Host After 3 Seasons
When “Dancing With the Stars” returns this fall, the show will have several notable changes.
Julianne Hough will join Season 32 as a new co-host, replacing Tyra Banks. Hough will host alongside Alfonso Ribiero, who joined Banks as a co-host for Season 31. Len Goodman announced in November that Season 31 would be his last, and died at the age of 78 after having bone cancer. Cheryl Burke, a DWTS pro dancer, also revealed in November that she would be exiting the show after 26 seasons.
DTWS’ return to ABC comes as the Writers Guild of America is going on strike for the first time since November 2007 after it was unable to reach a deal in contract negotiations with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers.
Vulture first reported the move back to ABC.
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