“Dancing with the Stars” is gearing up for Season 32, and it’s bringing some exciting changes along with it. In this article, we’ll give you all the details you need to know about the upcoming season. So, let’s dive in!
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A New (Old) Home for “Dancing with the Stars”
The beloved dance competition show is making a big move this season. After its exclusive stint on Disney+ during Season 31, “Dancing with the Stars” is returning to its original home on ABC for Season 32. But don’t worry, Disney+ viewers will still be able to catch the action live. This makes “Dancing” the first series to be simulcast on both ABC and Disney+. Plus, if you miss an episode, you can always catch up on Hulu the next day.
Premiere and Schedule
Fans can expect “Dancing with the Stars” Season 32 to premiere in the fall of 2023, with the exact date yet to be announced. The show will continue its Monday time slot at 8/7c on ABC, delivering high-energy performances for your viewing pleasure. The season will likely kick off in mid-September and conclude just before Thanksgiving, giving you plenty to look forward to this holiday season.
Meet the Cast
The full celebrity cast for “Dancing with the Stars” Season 32 will be unveiled on Wednesday, September 13, during a special segment on “Good Morning America.” But we already have a sneak peek at two of the contestants. The first cast member to be announced is Ariana Madix, known for her role in “Vanderpump Rules.” The second cast member is Charity Lawson, a familiar face from “The Bachelorette” Season 20. Stay tuned for more exciting announcements about the star-studded lineup.
Returning Professional Dancers
As for the professional dancers, the cast announcement usually includes their return as well. Although the pairings will remain a mystery until the premiere, we can already confirm that Val Chmerkovskiy will be back for Season 32. He believes his wife, Jenna Johnson Chmerkovskiy, and sister-in-law, Peta Murgatroyd, will also make their return. Other pros like Sharna Burgess, Lindsay Arnold, Witney Carson, Daniella Karagach, and Pasha Pashkov have recently become parents, and their participation in the season remains uncertain.
Changes at the Helm
After a successful run as the host, Tyra Banks will be bidding farewell to “Dancing with the Stars”. Taking her place as the new co-host is none other than former pro and judge Julianne Hough. Julianne is no stranger to the show, having been a part of it from the early years and even winning the Mirrorball trophy twice. Her brother Derek Hough has expressed his excitement for her addition, emphasizing her experience and value she brings to the table.
The Judging Panel
Len Goodman, a beloved judge, retired after Season 31, and the show sadly lost him in April 2023. However, the remaining judges, Derek Hough, Carrie Ann Inaba, and Bruno Tonioli, will be back to critique the performances in Season 32. The return to a three-person panel is a familiar format for the show, allowing more room for guest judges and avoiding overcrowded commentary. While rumors suggested Derek Hough would be the new head judge, this season might not have an official head judge.
As we eagerly await the premiere of “Dancing with the Stars” Season 32, there’s no doubt that it will be an unforgettable journey filled with dazzling performances and remarkable talent. So mark your calendars, because this fall, the dance floor will be hotter than ever. For more information about the show, visit 5 WS – your go-to source for news and updates.