AceShowbiz - "Dancing with the Stars" has found a new home. After airing for 30 seasons on ABC, the long-running dancing competition series is now moving to Disney+, Disney-owned streaming service.
The show has received a two-season renewal. It is set to air upcoming seasons 31 and 32 on the platform. "Dancing with the Stars" will be the first live series to stream on Disney Plus.
" '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," said Kareem Daniel, chairman, Disney Media and Entertainment Distribution.
He continued, "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."
" 'Dancing with the Stars' has been a beloved staple on ABC for 30 seasons and brought so much joy to millions of viewers," said Dana Walden, Chairman of Entertainment, Walt Disney Television. "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."
<> BBC Studios, which has been producing the series, has also responded to the surprising move in a statement. "The fact that our iconic global format ‘Dancing with the Stars’ will now set the record as the first live series on Disney+ represents a major growth opportunity and a bold next step forward in the evolution of the franchise," Valerie Bruce, general manager of BBC Studios, Los Angeles Productions, shared.
"This unprecedented move, combined with our two-season pick-up, is a testament to the proven power of 'Dancing with the Stars' and a resounding vote of confidence from our great, supportive partners at Disney, showing how much they value and believe in the brand," she went on to note.