Dancing With the Stars is returning to ABC for Season 32, after Season 31 of the reality competition show aired exclusively on Disney+. According to Vulture (who broke the news), Disney executives decided it makes more sense to ‘meet audiences needs wherever they are.’ DWTS will air live on both ABC and Disney+, and be available on Hulu the following day.
DWTS’ move back to network television appears to be part of CEO Bob Iger’s new organizational structure outlined in an earnings call earlier this year, which included a layoff of 7,000 staffers and a dismantling of the Disney Media and Entertainment Distribution division (which oversaw I move to Disney+ last season).
As previously announced, former DWTS pro Julianne Hough will be returning to the show to co-host alongside Alfonso Ribeiro (following Tyra Banks’ departure after season 31). Carrie Ann Inaba, Bruno Tonioli, and Derek Hough will also be back as judges.