Dancing With The Stars 2020: After last fall’s controversial finale, Dancing With The Stars took a brief hiatus and skipped their standard spring season—they typically do two seasons a year—and fans have been itching for the Emmy-winning dance competition’s return. Mirror ball enthusiasts breathed a collective sigh of relief when ABC confirmed that the show will premiere on Monday, September 16 at 8:00 PM. The program will be bigger and better than ever, with expected format changes to keep the audience on their toes and make the competition more about dancing. Details are slowly emerging, so here’s everything we know about the upcoming 28th season.
Dancing With The Stars and Mondays are near synonymous at this point, since the show has aired on Mondays since its fourth season, and the show typically runs its fall season between Labor Day and Thanksgiving. This year is no different: DWTS is set to premiere at 8 p.m. ET on Monday, September 16 on ABC.
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ABC has set fall premiere dates for its new and returning series for the 2020 season. Kicking off the season for the Disney network is the long-awaited return of Dancing with the Stars. The 28th season of the veteran dance competition will premiere on Monday September 16 at 8 pm with a brand new slate of stars ready to put on their dancing shoes.
Last season, fans complained that the best dancer didn’t win. American Idol mentor and country radio DJ Bobby Bones is an engaging personality, but is not so light on his feet. That, coupled with falling ratings means there will be changes to the format.
Host Tom Bergeron has been hinting about changes on social media. He wrote cryptically on Twitter, “Here’s a hint: Everything old will be new again.” A fan asked “All stars?” And Tom answered, “Nope.”
As for whether “Dancing” could return to double seasons in a calendar year in 2020, Burke told reporters that there have been “conversations” about it. “[Producers are] coming in soon to talk about their plans for the fall and we’ll discuss it then,” she said.
The future of “Dancing” has been up in the air since the ill-advised four-week “Athletes” season last spring, which was ordered to accommodate ABC’s acquisition of “American Idol.” Season 27 last fall didn’t help matters when stellar dancer after stellar dancer kept getting the boot, leading to a controversial win by Bobby Bones, who is, by his own admission, not a great dancer. Even former champ Alfonso Ribeiro called for a change to the voting system after Bones’ victory.