It’s the end of an era on Dancing With the Stars. Len Goodman, the head judge on the reality series, will be exiting after this season. He has been on the ABC-turned-Disney+ show since Season 1 in 2005.
The series, which debuted on ABC in 2005, will jump to Disney+ in the fall. The move comes in conjunction with a two-season renewal that will take DWTS through a 32nd cycle. The switch was prompted in part by ABC’s plans to simulcast several games on ESPN’s Monday Night Football slate in the fall. The broadcaster will also have an exclusive Monday Night Football contest at some point in the NFL season. Dancing With the Stars will also become the first live series on Disney+.
“I have some news to share, and I wanted you to hear it straight from me,” Dancing with the Stars judge Derek Hough said in a video posted to Instagram this morning. “Even though I’ve been fully vaccinated, I’ve just been diagnosed with a breakthrough case of COVID.” The news comes about a week before the show has its live Season 30 finale on Nov. 22.
The supermodel, actor and businesswoman who co-created America’s Next Top Model will replace longtime Dancing With the Stars host Tom Bergeron and take on the role of executive producer, ABC said late Tuesday.
The longtime and original host of ABC’s Dancing With the Stars took to Twitter on Monday to reveal that the veteran reality competition series will be continuing without him when it returns for its 29th season. Co-host Erin Andrews, who has been with the series since 2014, is also not returning.
The Baltimore Sun’s David Zurawik: “I held my tongue when ABC announced that Sean Spicer was going to be on Dancing with the Stars. I thought there were a million more pressing matters on the media beat that deserved coverage. Besides I felt like I was written out on denunciations of him and his lies from the podium of the White House by the time Donald Trump pushed him out as press secretary. But after watching Spicer’s debut Monday on the show’s season premiere, I started to seethe.”
ABC said in a statement that Brinkley is unable to continue this season following surgery to her wrist and arm. No details of her injury were given. Her daughter, Sailor Brinkley-Cook, will replace her.
Dancing with the Stars is facing backlash from its own host after ABC’s competition series announced Wednesday the upcoming Season 28 cast would include former Trump aide Sean Spicer. Host Tom Bergeron would like fans to know he opposed that casting decision.
Dancing With the Stars, which has long aired two seasons per calendar year, is skipping a spring 2019 cycle, TVLine has confirmed. Though it’s not yet clear what prompted the competition series to sit out a midseason run, Dancing is coming off a controversial 27th season.
The network today greenlit new seasons of stalwarts The Bachelor, Dancing with the Stars and America’s Funniest Home Videos along with rookie Child Support, featuring Ricky Gervais.
The broadcaster can console itself by leading primetime outright in total viewers with a 9 million average and a 1.4 rating/5 share in the 18-49 demographic, though.
Two men, wearing anti-Brian Lochte T-shirts, were arrested Monday on suspicion of criminal trespassing after they rushed the stage following Lochte’s performance on Dancing with the Stars.
NEW YORK (AP) — Derek Hough is recovering from injuries that have him sitting out of performances at Radio City Music Hall and could sideline him on ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars.” The Emmy Award-winning choreographer was injured Monday while rehearsing for next week’s 10th Anniversary “Dancing” special. He was diagnosed with a broken toe […]
NEW YORK (AP) — “Dancing With the Stars” says two-time champion Julianne Hough is returning to the ballroom as a judge this season. She will preside alongside Len Goodman, Carrie Ann Inaba and Bruno Tonioli. After serving as a company dancer-choreographer, Hough left the show in 2009 to focus on acting and music. Her films […]
ABC has made it official — Dancing With The Stars will return next fall for a 19th cycle, the first with Rob Wade at the helm as he is set to succeed departing Conrad Green who had been the showrunner since the launch.
In a battle of reality competitions, NBC’s The Voice finished first on Monday among viewers 18-49, while the season premiere of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars topped the night among households. The Voice averaged a 4.0 adults 18-49 rating from 8 to 10 p.m., according to Nielsen overnights, the top program of the night in the demo and up 8 percent from a 3.7 last week.
ABC’s reality show waltzes back with yet another new look tonight at 8 p.m. Now in its 18th season, the show was cut down from two nights to one last fall because of declining viewership among younger demos.
NEW YORK (AP) — “Dancing with the Stars” co-host Brooke Burke says she has thyroid cancer.Burke posted a video message Thursday on YouTube disclosing her condition and her plans for surgery to remove her thyroid. The 41-year-old mother of four says a lump on her thyroid was found during a biopsy. She says in the […]
NEW YORK (AP) — A teenager who’s campaigning to make it easier for children to see an upcoming documentary about bullying, the producers of the NBC musical drama “Smash” and Lady Gaga were among the winners of Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation media awards announced Saturday. ABC’s “Dancing With The Stars,” the popular Spanish-language […]
Richard Hopkins, a British television producer who helped bring “Dancing With the Stars” to the United States, has died. He was 47. Hopkins died Saturday in Britain after an 8-month battle with cancer, Sony Music said in a statement issued today. Over his 20-year career, Hopkins produced “Fame Academy” and “Fear Factor” in Britain, and […]
GSN (Game Show Network) announced today that it has acquired the exclusive off-network rights to ABC’s Dancing with the Stars from Disney-ABC Domestic Television, which will make GSN the only network on which previous seasons of the dance competition can be seen. GSN has acquired seasons 4 through 13 (season 13 will air its final […]
White powder keeps cropping up in mail sent to shows and celebrities working at CBS Television City in Los Angeles. A hazardous materials team within the L.A. Police Dept. determined that — like those before it — the latest powder, sent to Dancing With the Stars, was a benign substance.
In many ways pro dancers have taken over as the “stars” of dance shows like Dancing With the Stars. The mostly C-list celebrities no longer have the same power of audience attraction. The shows’ producers are having an increasingly difficult time getting more magnetic celebs to take to the dance floor.