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Here's everything you need to know about 'Dancing with the Stars' Season 32 (including who isn't returning).
Dancing with the Stars officially ushered in a new era last season, between a shift from network to streaming and the addition of a new co-host. And with one season under its feet, the Emmy-winning series is ready to take off with another. Read on to find out everything we know so far about Dancing with the Stars season 32 (DWTS 2023), including the cast, judges, eliminations and more.
Will Dancing with the Stars return for season 32?
Yes! DWTS was officially picked up for season 32—alongside season 31—in April 2022. It was part of an announcement from Disney that also revealed the series would be moving to Disney+ from ABC.
When does Dancing with the Stars season 32 premiere in 2023?
It's unknown when exactly DWTS season 32 is happening. However, given the fact that the show has aired once a year in the fall starting back in 2018. We can expect season 32 to premiere in mid to late September.
What channel is Dancing with the Stars on?
In a change after 16 years on ABC, Dancing with the Stars streams exclusively on Disney+. ABC announced the network switch along with the season 31 renewal news.
How long has Dancing with the Stars been on TV?
Dancing with the Stars premiered June 1, 2005 and concluded its 30th season on ABC on Nov. 22, 2021. For season 31, the dance reality series moved to Disney+.
Will Tyra Banks return as host for Dancing with the Stars season 31?
Make that big fat NO. In a surprise announcement on March 17, 2023, former supermodel Tyra Banks announced she would be quitting the Disney Plus reality series to spend more time behind the camera, not in front of it.
"I think my heart, my soul is into my business, it's also into producing new TV," she told TMZ. "I really, really want to focus on my business and you can't do that hosting a show, so you'll see me creating things, not just hosting."
Back during DWTS season 29, longtime hosts Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews were fired. Subsequently Tyra Banks took their place. In her three seasons as host—and later co-host—the creator of America's Next Top Model drew much criticism from the DWTS fanbase.
Will Alfonso Ribiero return as host for Dancing with the Stars season 32?
But Tyra isn't alone! In July 2022, it was announced that Fresh Prince of Bel-Air star (and DWTS season 19 champ) Alfonso Ribiero would be serving as co-host. “Dancing with the Stars has been such an important part of my life for so many years, and I am ecstatic to officially re-join this tight-knit family as co-host,” he said. Given the positivity behind his hosting in season 31, barring any major changes, it's safe to say Alfonso will be alongside Tyra for season 32.
What's happening behind the scenes on Dancing with the Stars?
There's also been shakeups behind the scenes at Disney/ABC since the series fired longtime hosts Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews.
Executive Producer Andrew Llinares who ushered in the beginning of changes in season 26 and brought in Tyra as host in 2020 was fired in 2022.
Who's in the Dancing with the Stars season 32 cast in 2023?
Check back in this section closer to the premiere of Dancing with the Stars season 32 to find out the cast.
Who’s in the cast of professional Dancing with the Stars dancers in season 32?
Check back in this section closer to the premiere of Dancing with the Stars season 32 to find out the professional cast.
Who are the celebrity-pro pairs for Dancing with the Stars season 32?
Check back in this section closer to the premiere of Dancing with the Stars season 32 to find out the cast pairings.
Who are the Dancing with the Stars judges in 2023 for season 32?
DWTS is guaranteed to have at least three judges, as Carrie Ann Inaba, Bruno Tonioli, and Derek Hough will all be behind the desk. It's unknown whether any additional judges will be added in the place of the departing Len Goodman.
Is Len Goodman returning for Dancing with the Stars season 32?
No! Near the end of season 31, the veteran judge announced that the current season would be his last. "I've been with the show since it started in 2005," Len said in a statement, "and it has been a huge pleasure to be a part of such a wonderful show. But I’ve decided I'd like to spend more time with my grandchildren and family back in Britain. I cannot thank you enough, the Dancing with the Stars family. It's been such a wonderful experience.”
Len had missed out on spurts of DWTS here and there, including the entirety of season 29 due to COVID travel restrictions. But he has officially hung up his judging shoes for good.
Is Mark Ballas returning for Dancing with the Stars season 32?
Unfortunately not. The fan-favorite pro who announced that he was retiring during the final stop on the “Dancing with the Stars Live” tour in Las Vegas on March 12.
"I just want to finish this by saying I've done 20 seasons now,” an emotional Ballas told the audience. “I was 21, 22, and honestly, being able to dance and perform for you fans, you guys are the best fans. Thank you. So, I just want to finish by saying, this will be the last time you'll see me dance in this capacity. I'm coming to a close tonight. It's going to be my last dance."
Is Cheryl Burke returning for Dancing with the Stars season 32?
In a shocking announcement, pro Cheryl Burke announced she wouldn't be returning to DWTS after 26 seasons. "I always come back," she explained on her "Bent But Not Burken" podcast, " because, I guess, it's really hard to say goodbye to a show and to a family, that I've only known here in Los Angeles. I moved here when I was 21. I'm 38 now."
Cheryl has been a part of DWTS since the second season, the first pro to win back-to-back. However, despite her retiring from the dancing side, she has expressed vehement interest in taking a seat behind the judges table, especially when news came out of Len leaving. We'll see if Cheryl will mimic Derek's move from pro to judge.
Is Sharna Burgess returning for Dancing with the Stars season 32?
We're not sure yet whether Sharna Burgess would be rejoining DWTS. She sat out the last season due to Sharna, giving birth to her first child with her boyfriend (and season 30 partner) Brian Austin Green in June. We'll see if Sharna is ready to take to the dance floor again, or wants to take time to focus on her growing family.
Is Lindsay Arnold returning for Dancing with the Stars season 32?
Similar to Sharna, Lindsay Arnold took off season 31 due to family reasons. However, in this case, it was to make time for her attempts to grow her family and have a second child. In October, she happily announced that another baby was due in May 2023. Considering the fact that she took off a season after the birth of her first child, it's safe to say Lindsay will be sitting another season out.
What happened in season 31 of Dancing with the Stars?
TikTok star Charli D'Amelio put together one of the most dominant performances in the show's history alongside Mark Ballas, who returned as a pro after a lengthy hiatus. The two had the top score nearly every night, paving their way to the Mirrorball trophy. Bachelorette star Gabby Windey and Val Chmerkovskiy finished in second place. Who's Line is it Anyway star and Let's Make a Deal host Wayne Brady finished in third place with Witney Carson. And drag queen legend Shangela finished in fourth with Gleb Savchenko, the first all-male couple to compete on the show.
What Bachelor contestants will appear on Dancing with the Stars season 32?
As the cast has not been announced, we're not sure what Bachelor or Bachelorette contestant will be appearing on season 32. Bachelor Nation has always played a role on DWTS, with former Bachelorette Gabby Windey most recently representing the rosy franchise.
Are there any new rules in 2022 for DWTS season 32?
We don't know if there'll be any new rules yet. The last big change in the rules came in season 28 of Dancing with the Stars after the shocking victory of Bobby Bones the previous season. First, the audience was now able to vote both online and by text, limited to only 10 votes per couple per method. The second saw the institution of the somewhat controversial "Judges' Save," where the judges chose who would go home out of the bottom two couples every week.
Is Dancing with the Stars returning for season 33?
Disney has yet to announce whether DWTS has been renewed for season 33.
Where can I watch and stream DWTS for season 32?
Dancing with the Stars will stream live on Disney+ in its traditional two-hour time slot from 8-10 p.m. ET on Monday nights. You can stream it on Disney+.
What time does Dancing with the Stars come on?
DWTS will air from 8 to 10 p.m. ET on Monday nights.
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What night is Dancing with the Stars on?
Dancing with the Stars airs on Monday nights.