In what some might call a bold move, after an impressive 30 seasons on ABC, Dancing with the Stars is moving to a new home on Disney+.
The hit series received a two-season pickup and will premiere exclusively in the U.S. and Canada this Fall, making Dancing with the Stars the first live series to debut on the streaming service.
Kareem Daniel, chairman, Disney Media and Entertainment Distribution had the following to say regarding the change.
Dancing with the Stars has entertained fans for 16 years on ABC, and we are excited to bring this beloved show exclusively to Disney+ as the platform’s first-ever live series. The show’s broad appeal, as well as the overwhelming popularity of its Disney-themed competition nights, make Disney+ the perfect home for Dancing with the Stars while continuing to expand our demographic reach.
Produced in front of a live audience by BBC Studios’ Los Angeles production arm, the show pairs celebrities with trained ballroom dancers to compete in themed choreographed dance routines. Dancing with the Stars first premiered on ABC in 2005 and has grown into an international phenomena and source of constant watercooler conversation. During its Fall 2021 run, ABC’s Dancing with the Stars ranked among the Top 5 unscripted series with Adults 18-49.