The hit competition series, “Dancing With The Stars” is returning for its 32nd season this Fall and after its experiment last year, where it moved from ABC to Disney+, Vulture has revealed that the show is going to be returning to ABC, but it will also stream on Disney+ in the US. In addition, the show will be available the day after its linear debut on Hulu.
This shift back to ABC will no doubt please fans who aren’t Disney+ subscribers and provide the show with more viewers. It will also help fill ABC’s schedule, especially with the writer’s strike this summer, which is likely going to impact the fall schedule. When the show started airing on Disney+ last year, fans were very vocal about being displeased that it wasn’t available on ABC after years of being available to everyone.
The upcoming 32nd season will be getting some changes to the lineup; it’s been previously announced that the show’s host, Tyra Banks, was not going to be returning and has been replaced by Julianne Hough, who will join last year’s new host, Alfonso Ribeiro. It was also recently revealed that Mark Ballas and Cheryl Burke have retired from the show.
The show’s judges, Carrie Ann Inaba, Derek Hough and Bruno Tonioli, will all return for the next season, but it’s not known who will replace Len Goodman, who announced at the end of the last season that he would be retiring from the show and sadly, last month, the judge passed away from bone cancer.
Sharing “Dancing With The Stars” between ABC and Disney+ will no doubt be a boost to viewing numbers and now that the advertising tier in active on Disney+ in the US, it will allow the show to offer a duel stream much easier.
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