The celebrity competition nabs a two-season streaming order.
April 8, 2022
Disney announced a big change to Dancing with the Stars today. The celebrity competition has been renewed for Seasons 31 & 32 but it won't be on ABC. Instead the show is becoming the first-ever live series to air on the Disney+ streaming service.
Once a flagship on ABC, the series remained a fairly reliable performer for the broadcast network even after 17 years on the air. While there have been some recent changes, such as bringing in new host Tyra Banks in 2020, today's move will surely impact the show more than any of its previous tweaks. Will existing fans follow it over to its new streaming home?
Disney will undoubtedly be keeping a close eye on how the show performs in the next two seasons on its new platform. If successful, it could be the beginning of a larger shift towards move live programming appearing on streaming services.
Look for Season 31 of Dancing with the Stars this fall exclusively on Disney+.
04/20/22 at 03:22am
It's all about the dancing, and how well the contestants learn their moves. There have been seasons where I didn't even know who any of them were, but still have been enjoyable when one or two grow by leaps and bounds to become real dancers.
The rest of it, designed to generate human interest, is just a distraction.
04/16/22 at 04:36am
Put a knife in it - any live reality-based tv show that goes to streaming is usually a bad sign
Eventually one will be suoer successful - streaming is the thing..
Just wonder when the cable companies step in and say , hey we want your lineup .. yiu can't stream everything.
Its all changing, my kids watch zero traditional TV.. and in 40 years or less it probably won't exist as it does today..
04/14/22 at 10:45am
I stopped watched when Emmitt Smith won. He was not even close to the other two finalists in skill.
04/09/22 at 07:26pm
I think that are deliberately trying to change their demographics. They have not been happy since Bobby Bones won. They have tried to manipulate it so who the judges thinks should win wins. But they cannot get past the audience vote which generally a popular vote.
I think they are trying to lose older voters.
04/09/22 at 07:13pm
it's time for this vampire needs to be staked,
04/09/22 at 06:20pm
This is a horrible move and I am really upset by it. Do they think families with young children follow this show? No they don't. Its people whose families are grown, and who have no other reason to get a subscription to Disney Plus. I love the show, and now I am losing it. Why would ABC kill the show by giving it to Disney? Its followers won't follow. I won't. And then its done. It might as well be completely cancelled. Bad decisions ABC.
04/09/22 at 06:06pm
Would love to see the return of Tom Bergeron or a new host with this change to Disney+. In my opinion, Tyra simply hasn’t been a good fit for this show.
04/09/22 at 04:02pm
So many shows moving to streaming services. I can't afford them all just to watch 1 or 2 things on each one. I do like Dancing with the Stars.
04/09/22 at 02:06pm
We already have Disney+ so I'll probably check it out just to see how they do the whole "live" thing. Will it be 45 mins straight with no commercials? I know they typically use ad breaks for prepping the next segment, etc.
04/09/22 at 01:38pm
I usually only watch the first episode each season, but I definitely won't be following it to Disney+. I think it will have a definite negative impact on ratings. But I also agree w/ Bev: not the same show w/o Tom!
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