Dancing with the stars season 32 will air on ABC this fall after briefly moving to Disney Plus last year. The dance competition series has aired on ABC since its inception in 2005. In 2022, the show made a major transition from the popular network to the streaming service Disney Plus. With DWTS moving to Disney Plus, the reality show was forced to make many changes to the format in an attempt to compensate for no commercial breaks.
After airing on the streaming platform for one season, DWTS will soon return to his original ways. According to Variety, DWTS season 32 will once again air on ABC instead of exclusively on the online platform. Despite returning to ABC, DWTS will also still be available on Disney Plus. In addition, the weekly episodes can also be viewed again on the streaming service Hulu the day after the broadcast. This option was available years ago, before the temporary transition to airing exclusively on Disney Plus. Disney has yet to comment on the transition.
Dancing with the Stars was on Disney Plus for only one season
In 2022, there was a major shock when Disney announced that the dance competition series would no longer air on ABC. In an attempt to move forward with the times, DWTS moved from ABC to Disney Plus. Because it was still broadcast live every Monday night, the program’s format was adjusted in an attempt to compensate for the lack of commercials. Thereby the producers brought on DWTS season 19 winner Alfonso Ribeiro to co-host alongside Tyra Banks. Unfortunately, the transition was not very successful as it limited who could access the show.
The switch back to broadcast on ABC isn’t the only change coming DWTS season 32. Tyra announced that she is leaving the ballroom after hosting for three seasons. The former model felt it was time to step away from the show to focus on various business ventures. Her departure was long overdue as she constantly came under fire for her ballroom hosting skills. In her place, former professional dancer Julianne Hough will co-host alongside Alfonso DWTS season 32. Julianne’s brother, Derek Hough, is also a judge on the show.
With all these changes come to the ballroom too DWTS season 32 in the fall, the show will apparently return to its original roots. Many of the changes are likely being made to return to the original format that was so successful for so long. Based on previous years, Dancing with the stars season 32 will premiere sometime in September 2023, when a cast of all-new stars and their professional partners take the ballroom.
Sources: Variety, Dancing with the stars/Instagram