“Dancing With the Stars” is waltzing away from ABC and heading to Disney+ next season.
The competition series, which has aired for 16 seasons on ABC, received a two-season pick-up on the streaming platform to begin this fall.
According to Deadline, ABC will now focus on Monday Night Football. “After over 30 seasons of the program on ABC, including two spin-offs, Dancing with the Stars will move off of ABC this fall in order for the Network to showcase several Monday Night Football games as well as develop and invest in new and future programming,” the network said in a statement.
“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,” said Kareem Daniel, chairman, Disney Media and Entertainment Distribution.
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