“‘Dancing with the Stars’ has entertained fans on ABC for 16 years, and we’re excited to bring this popular show exclusively to Disney+ as the platform’s first live series,” said Kareem Daniel, chairman of Disney Media and Entertainment Distribution. “The show’s broad appeal, coupled with the overwhelming popularity of its Disney-themed competitive nights, makes Disney+ the perfect home for ‘Dancing with the Stars’ as we continue to expand our demographic reach.”
“‘Dancing with the Stars’ has been a favorite on ABC for 30 seasons and has brought so much joy to millions of viewers,” said Dana Walden, chairman of entertainment, Walt Disney Television. “As we significantly expand our unwritten list at ABC, this is a great opportunity to introduce this show to a whole new generation of fans on Disney+. We are 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 helmed by Rob Mills and the talented team at Walt Disney Television Alternative.”
“The fact that our legendary global format ‘Dancing with the Stars’ now sets the record as the first live series on Disney+ represents a huge opportunity for growth and a bold next step in the evolution of the franchise. This unprecedented step, combined with ours Two-season pickup, is a testament to the proven power of Dancing with the Stars and a clear vote of confidence from our amazing, supportive partners at Disney, showing how much they value and believe in the brand,” said he Valerie Bruce, Managing Director, BBC Studios, Los Angeles Productions.
The show, produced in front of a live audience by the production arm of BBC Studios in Los Angeles, brings together celebrities with trained ballroom dancers to compete in themed choreographed dance routines. First premiered on ABC in 2005, Dancing with the Stars has become an international phenomenon and a source of constant entertainment. As of fall 2021, ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars” ranked among the top 5 unscripted series starring adults 18-49.
Dancing with the Stars joins the Disney Bundle’s vast collection of diverse content and rich stories, including Disney+ Originals (Turning Red, The Mandalorian, Marvel Studios’ Loki and Olivia Rodrigo: Driving Home 2 u ” (a SOUR film), Hulu Originals (“The Kardashians”, “The Girl from Plainville”, FX’s “Under the Banner of Heaven”, “Candy”, “Conversations with Friends” and the highly anticipated return of last summer hit “Only Murders in the Building”); and live sporting events like NHL, UFC and The Masters, daily studio shows like “Stephen A’s World” and “SportsNation” and must-have originals like “Man in the Arena: Tom Brady.”
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https://abc13.com/dancing-with-the-stars-disney-abc-dwts/11726162/ Dancing with the Stars is moving to Disney+ for seasons 31 and 32