By THOUSIF INC
The hit reality dancing series will no longer air on ABC.
It was announced that seasons 31 and 32 of the show would premiere exclusively on Disney+ in the U.S. and Canada starting this fall.
This move will mark the first live series to debut on Disney+.
Dancing with the Stars first premiered on ABC in June 2005.
Its 30th season wrapped up in November 2021, with winners Iman Shumpert and Daniella Karagach taking home the mirrorball trophy.
Kareem Daniel, chairman of Disney Media and Entertainment Distribution, 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."
"The show's broad appeal and 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."
"Dancing with the Stars has been a beloved staple on ABC for 30 seasons and brought so much joy to millions of viewers."
"As we are significantly expanding our unscripted slate at ABC."
"This is an excellent opportunity to introduce this show to a whole new generation of fans on Disney+."
"We are so grateful to our incredible partners at BBC Studios and look forward to continuing our relationship with them on this spectacular series."
"Which will continue to be overseen by Rob Mills and the talented Walt Disney Television Alternative team."