‘Dancing With the Stars’ returns to ABC after Disney+ stint

Dancing with the stars returns to ABC after just one season on Disney+.

In April 2022, ABC announced that it was moving the dance-reality competition to streaming for season 31.

NOW DWTS returns to the network for season 32 and will air live simultaneously on ABC and Disney+, according to Vulture — which was the first outlet to report on this latest shakeup.

For Season 31’s move, Walt Disney Television Entertainment President Dana Walden called the move to streaming “a great opportunity to introduce this show to a whole new generation of fans on Disney+.”

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News of the latest move came on Tuesday, the same day the Writers Guild of America (WGA) strike began against Hollywood studios and streaming services for higher pay and better working conditions.

Production of scripted television shows has already been halted as a result of the strike. Putting DWTS back on ABC gives the network more content in case the strike drags on.

In another change to the show, Tyra Banks announced in March that she would be leaving the show after three seasons.

“I think it’s time for me to really focus on my business and my entrepreneurship, and also produce more television, but behind the scenes,” Banks told a TMZ photographer in front of a grocery store. “I think it’s time to move from the dance floor to the stock market.”

Julianne Hough will co-host Season 32 of the series alongside Alfonso Ribeiro, Disney+ recently announced.

Hough has a long history with the show having been a professional dancer and won the Mirrorball Trophy with Olympian Apolo Anton Ohno and race car driver Hélio Castroneves. She then joined the judges’ table for seasons 19–21 and seasons 23 and 24.

Famous candidates and professionals of Dancing with the stars for the new season will be announced later.

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