Dancing with the Stars USA moving To Disney+
April 8, 2022
Disney is moving the popular dance series, Dancing with the Stars, from ABC to Disney+ in the US and Canada this autumn, making it the first live series to debut on Disney+. The reality series has just been picked up for two more seasons (Seasons 31 and 32).
Kareem Daniel, chairman, Disney Media and Entertainment Distribution, commented: “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.”
Dana Walden, Chairman of Entertainment For Walt Disney Television, added: “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’re significantly expanding our unscripted slate at ABC, this is a great opportunity to introduce this show to a whole new generation of fans on Disney+. We’re 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.”