This season’s remaining four couples will dance and compete in their final two rounds of dance in the live season finale, where one of them will win the coveted Mirrorball trophy.
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Dancing with the Stars fans will need to sign up for Disney+ if they want to watch the new season of the popular dance competition.
The show, which received a two-year pickup, will premiere exclusively on the streaming service this fall in the US and Canada, becoming the first live-action series to debut on the Disney-owned platform.
The move of Dancing with the Stars to Disney+ gives Disney the opportunity to attract new viewers who have broken with cable TV and increase the number of subscribers. In March, Disney said it would be adding a cheaper, ad-supported Disney+ tier this year.
Disney ended last quarter with almost 130 million subscribers on its Disney+ platform and reaffirmed its projections of reaching 230 million to 260 million subscribers by 2024.
Dancing with the Stars has been a beloved staple on ABC for 30 seasons and has brought so much joy to millions of viewers,” said Dana Walden, head of entertainment for Walt Disney Television. “As we’re significantly expanding our scriptless programming on ABC, this is a great opportunity to introduce this show to a whole new generation of fans on Disney+.”
Dancing with the Stars has been airing on ABC since 2005.
It looks like football will be taking over some spots on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars on Monday night. Earlier this year, it was announced that Disney would release one game on ESPN one fall Monday and one on ABC the same night.
The 2022 season is the final year of the current Monday Night Football contract. The next contract starts in 2023 and ABC will air three MNF games during the season, with the rest airing exclusively on ESPN.