Dancing With The Stars, an ABC reality dance competition that has run for 30 seasons, will undergo major changes for Season 31 this Fall. Famous dancers including Derek Hough, Maks Chmerkovskiy, and Cheryl Burke were featured in the series, which also included beloved celebrities competing for a spot on the dance floor season after season.
Season 31 of Dancing With The Stars has already brought plenty of surprises, including a network move and a new host. There are also rumours about which professional dancers might not be returning to the ballroom this year, as well as which celebrities are expected to put on their dancing shoes.
Watch “Dancing With The Stars” Season 31 on Disney+
As the American equivalent of Strictly Come Dancing from the UK, Dancing With The Stars has been broadcast on ABC since 2005. In addition to multiple nationwide tours, the reality series gave rise to a spin-off in 2018 called Dancing with the Stars: Juniors. DWTS is preparing to switch platforms after 16 seasons. The reality series has found a new home on the enchanted streaming service Disney+, becoming Dancing With The Stars the first programme to ever be shown live on a streaming platform.
Alfonso Ribeiro Acquires A Co-Host Position
Dancing With The Stars’ most well-known host, Tom Bergeron, was unceremoniously sacked and replaced with model Tyra Banks in Season 29, which caused significant controversy and displeased the show’s devoted viewers.
After two seasons of Banks serving as the show’s solo host, Season 31 will introduce a co-host who is already a fan favourite. Alfonso Ribeiro, Fresh Prince of Bel-Air winner for Season 19, will share the hosting duties with Banks. This is the third time a former contestant has joined the show as a host; the first two times were contestants from Season 7 (Brooke Burke from Season 10 through Season 17 and Erin Andrews from Season 10 from Season 18 through Season 28) and Season 10.
Since Season 18, DWTS has featured an episode known as “Disney Night,” a fairy-tale-themed night of competition when couples would dance to Disney tunes and dress as Disney characters while typically promoting Disney’s most recent releases. Fans may anticipate Disney overload this upcoming season since Dancing With The Stars will only be shown on Disney+ going forward. The change may not make every night “Disney Night,” but it certainly seems to have more enchantment.
Some jurists never alter
Len Goodman and Bruno Tonioli from Strictly Come Dancing joined Carrie Ann Inaba from In Living Color as judges when Dancing With The Stars made its U.S. premiere. The judges’ panel has changed throughout the years, including former professionals Maks Chmerkovskiy and Julianne Hough as well as various guest judges, but they have now decided on a fun group. The judges are one of the few things in Season 31 that haven’t changed. To award those 10s for another season are Goodman, Tonioli, Inaba, and former pro Derek Hough.
Many Professionals Are Returning
The professional dancers on DWTS often retire over time, with new additions to the cast every few seasons. Several real-life couples made up the Season 30 cast of pros, including dancer-turned-actor Val Chmerkovskiy and Jenna Johnson, Daniella Karagach and Pasha Pashkov, and Sasha Farber and Emma Slater.
Some Dancing With The Stars pros might not return after a thrilling season. 30th season runner-up Following her announcement that she is expecting her first child with Chmerkovskiy, Johnson isn’t anticipated to make a comeback. In June 2022, Sharna Burgess gave birth to her first child, although she told Us Weekly that she would really like to come back for Season 31.
Which famous people are hitting the dance floor?
The celebrities that have competed on Dancing With The Stars over the years have ranged from well-known actors and musicians to stars of soap operas and politicians. Although the Season 31 celebrity cast won’t be revealed until September 8, 2022 on Good Morning America (as per DWTS tradition), fans have a lot of theories about who will be dancing on the show.
Since the show will only be seen on Disney+, it only seems sense that some Disney celebrities from movies, Disney Channel, or maybe some Disney+ originals will be in the cast. According to Heavy.com, hopeful celebrities include Olympian Jordan Chiles and Robert Irwin, the brother of Season 21 champion Bindi Irwin.
‘Dancing With The Stars’ has already received a season two renewal.
The audience for Dancing With The Stars has fluctuated over time, from 13 million viewers in Season 1 to under 5 million viewers in Season 30. But now that the show is on Disney+, its future is less in doubt. The announcement of Disney+’s launch was accompanied by the information that Season 31 of DWTS will be broadcast on the streaming platform as well as the fact that Season 32 had already been renewed and would appear on Disney+ in 2023.
Make a note of the premiere date of September 19th.
Dancing With The Stars began airing two seasons annually in 2006: one in the winter, usually debuting in March, and one in the fall, usually debuting in September. One Season of the show will air annually beginning in 2019. Season 31 of DWTS will debut on Disney+ on September 19, 2022, in classic DWTS fashion with a slew of adjustments but enough of recognisable dance moves to draw viewers in.