The New Season Of 'DWTS' Starts Tonight And Won't Have Commercials—But There's A Catch

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The New Season Of 'DWTS' Starts Tonight And Won't Have Commercials—But There's A Catch


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Put on your boogie shoes because Dancing With the Stars is back for Season 31 with a new home: Disney+!

Previously, the reality competition series aired on ABC for 16 years.

And buckle up, because the new season kicks off tonight at 8PM EST. And if the new celebrity cast is any indication, this will be a juicy one!

Who will host 'DTWS'?

Tyra Banks will be the executive producer for a third season and co-host with a new friend on stage this season The Fresh Prince’s Alfonso Ribeiro, who took home the mirrorball in 2014.

Photo credit: Eric McCandless - Getty Images
Photo credit: Eric McCandless - Getty Images

Who will judge?

The usual cast of characters will be judging: Carrie Ann Inaba, Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli, and Derek Hough.

How do I get Disney+?

Disney+ is another streaming service, just like Netflix. Lucky for you, they are running an offer for Disney+ Day, which lasts until September 19. The deal promises one month of access for $1.99. It costs $7.99 per month after that.

Important side notes: In December, Disney+ will charge streamers $10.99 for commercial-free viewing, per Fortune. And in case you want to take a trip down memory lane, you can stream previous seasons of the show on Hulu.

Will there be commercials?

No! No ad breaks will be featured on Disney+ for now. And if that is not enough to get people watching, I truly don’t know what will.

Who is on this season?

After rumors swirled for a few weeks, DWTS announced its first two cast members earlier this month: TikTok sensation Charli D'Amelio and her mom Heidi D'Amelio. They are the first mother-daughter duo to compete in the show. Charli is paired with Mark Ballas and Heidi will dance with Artem Chigvintsev.

The cast also includes the one and only Teresa Giudice of The Real Housewives of New Jersey, who will dance with Pasha Pashkov. One can only hope she brings back the wedding hair.

Also featured will be comedian Wayne Brady dancing with Witney Carson, Selma Blair with Sasha Farber, American Idol alum Jordin Sparks with Brandon Armstrong, and Jersey Shore’s Vinny Guadagnino who will dance with Koko Iwasaki.

Fitness model (and Arnold Schwarzenegger's son) Joseph Baena will compete with partner Daniella Karagach, recent Bachelorette Gabby Windey will dance with Val Chmerkovskiy, country singer Jessie James Decker will dance with Alan Bersten, and Coda star Daniel Durant will hit the stage with Britt Stewart.

The season will also feature actor Trevor Donovan dancing with partner Emma Slater, Charlie's Angels star Cheryl Ladd with Louis van Amstel, drag queen and LEGEND Shangela with partner Gleb Savchenko, and WABC-TV New York weather anchor Sam Champion with partner Cheryl Burke.

Last but not least is Sex and the City star Jason Lewis who is partnered with Peta Murgatroyd. Yes—iconic boyfriend to Samantha Jones, Smith Jarrod, will conquer our televisions once again, and for this—I am thankful.

Season 32 has already been confirmed.

If you need another reason to secure a Disney+ subscription, now you have one. Season 32 of DWTS has already been confirmed on the streaming service, per USA Today. So just know that you're cashing in on a two-season investment.

And with this star-studded cast, you can rest easy knowing that next season is sure to deliver.

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