Everything to know about ‘Dancing with the Stars’ Season 32
“Dancing with the Stars” Season 32 is taking shape and it’s going to look a lot different than Season 31 — including a new (old) home. Here’s everything we know so far about the new installment.
Is “Dancing with the Stars” returning for Season 32?
Yes, don’t worry. The show was renewed for Seasons 31 and 32 in April 2022 as part of the move from ABC to Disney+.
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Where is “Dancing with the Stars” Season 32 airing?
ABC and Disney+. That’s right. After one season exclusively on Disney+, “Dancing” will return to ABC for Season 32, which will also stream live on Disney+. It will be the first series to be simulcast on ABC and Disney+. Episodes will also be available the next day on Hulu.
“I’m very happy we’re back on ABC,” Derek Hough told TV Insider in June. “I think it was fantastic that we moved to Disney+ for a season. It did great, but I think that there’s definitely [still] an audience on ABC, a very loyal audience that may have missed out on last season. It’s groundbreaking in that I’ll be on both platforms as the same time.”
When will “Dancing with the Stars” Season 32 premiere?
Fall 2023. Exact date TBA. “Dancing” will once again air Mondays at 8/7c, ABC confirmed during its upfronts announcement on May 16. Expect a premiere in mid-September with the season concluding right before Thanksgiving.
Will there be ads during “Dancing with the Stars” Season 32?
On ABC? Definitely. And likely on Disney+ as well. Season 31 aired commercial-free and concluded before Disney+ launched its ad-supported tier.
Who is in the “Dancing with the Stars” Season 32 cast?
TBA. The celebrity cast is typically announced in late August/early September on “Good Morning America.” But the rumor mill has already begun. “Vanderpump Rules” star Ariana Madix is in “late stage conversations” to join Season 32, Page Six reported in April, a month after the reality star dumped her longtime boyfriend Tom Sandoval after he cheated on her with co-star Raquel Leviss.
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Which pros are returning for “Dancing with the Stars” Season 32?
The pro cast is announced around the same time as the celebrity cast. The pairings are usually unveiled then too, but in recent seasons, the show has kept the partnerships under wraps until the premiere. Val Chmerkovskiy confirmed in May that he’ll be back for Season 32. He thinks his wife, Jenna Johnson Chmerkovskiy, who welcomed their first child in January, and sister-in-law, Peta Murgatroyd, who is due in June with her and former pro Maksim Chmerkovskiy‘s second child, will return as well. In May, Murgatroyd said in an Instagram Story that she would love to come back. There’s quite a baby boom happening in the cast. Sharna Burgess sat out Season 31 after welcoming her first child. “I definitely want to come back if they will have me,” Burgess told “Extra” in March. The former champ last competed in Season 30. May was a big birth month: Lindsay Arnold, who also skipped Season 31, and Witney Carson, who revealed during the Season 31 semifinal that she was pregnant, each welcomed their second children, while Daniella Karagach and Pasha Pashkov welcomed their first child.
Twos pros who are definitely not returning are Cheryl Burke and reigning champ Mark Ballas, both of whom retired after Season 31.
Is Tyra Banks hosting “Dancing with the Stars” Season 32?
Nope. Banks, who took over after Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews were fired in July 2020, told TMZ on March 16 that “it’s time” for her to leave “Dancing” so she can focus on her businesses.
Who is replacing Tyra Banks on “Dancing with the Stars” Season 32?
Banks will be replaced by former pro and judge Julianne Hough.
Is Alfonso Ribeiro hosting “Dancing with the Stars” Season 32?
Yup! Your new co-hosts are Alfonso Ribeiro and Julianne Hough. The “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” star joined as co-host in Season 31 and has been a fan favorite since he competed on — and won — Season 19. Ribeiro will assume Bergeron and Banks’ old hosting role on the dance floor, while Hough will replaced Ribeiro in the skybox.
Which judges are returning for “Dancing with the Stars” Season 32?
Len Goodman retired after Season 31 and sadly passed away five months later on April 22 following a battle with bone cancer. Derek Hough, Carrie Ann Inaba and Bruno Tonioli are all confirmed to return on a three-person panel. That’s not entirely unexpected. While Burke has made no secret of her desire to be a judge, a source told “Entertainment Tonight” in November that “Dancing” will “likely” return to a three-person panel for Season 32. Shirley Ballas, Mark Ballas’ mother who replaced Goodman as head judge on “Strictly Come Dancing,” has also said that showrunner Conrad Green told her Season 32 will go back to three judges.
Derek Hough told “Entertainment Tonight” in March that a three-judge panel allows the show more leeway to have guest judges. “But when you have four, we did it last season with Michael Bublé, it was pretty crowded up there,” he noted. “But it was awesome, but it was crowded.”
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