The four remaining couples from this season will dance and compete in their final two rounds of dancing in the live season finale, where one will win the coveted Mirrorball Trophy.
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Fans of “Dancing With the Stars” will need to sign up for Disney+ if they want to watch the new season of the popular dance competition.
The show, which received a two-year renewal, will premiere exclusively on the streaming service this fall in the US and Canada, becoming the first live series to make its debut on the Disney-Own platform.
Switching “Dancing With the Stars” to Disney+ gives Disney an opportunity to capture new viewers who have cut ties with cable and increase subscriber growth. Disney said in March that it would add a lower priced, with advertising Disney+ level later this year.
Disney ended the last quarter with nearly 130 million total subscribers for its Disney+ platform and reiterated its guidance of reaching between 230 million and 260 million subscribers by 2024.
“‘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, president of entertainment for Walt Disney Television, in a statement. “As we are significantly expanding our unscripted slate at ABC, this is a great opportunity to introduce this show to a new generation of fans on Disney+.”
“Dancing With the Stars” has aired on ABC since 2005.
It looks like soccer will fill some of the “Dancing with the Stars” slots on ABC’s Monday night lineup. Earlier this year, it was announced that on a Monday in the fall, Disney would air one game on ESPN and one on ABC on the same night.
The 2022 season is the final year of “Monday Night Football’s” current contract. The next deal starts in 2023, and ABC will air three “MNF” games during the season, while the rest will air exclusively on ESPN.