DANCING with the Stars fans rejoice after executives have hinted the show could return to ABC.

It was dropped by the network and will move to Disney+.

Fans on Reddit noticed that the finale of season 31 of DWTS could air on ABC.

Entertainment/Dance journalist, Kristyn Burtt, shared a screenshot from a Variety article about the possibility.

"#DWTS "might" find its way back to ABC for the Season 31 finale (only that episode)," she captioned the post.

The article talked about how Bachelor in Paradise will take DWTS' spot on Monday night.


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"As for if you’ll ever see “Dancing With the Stars” with some presence on ABC again, now that it will be streaming live as a Disney+ exclusive, it could possibly have a finale tie-in," the article read.

Craig Erwich, president of Hulu Originals & ABC Entertainment, said, "What I can say is I think you’ll see it be a key priority across all of the Disney ecosystems. In the same way, we focused the messaging on ‘Abbott Elementary’ or the synergistic opportunities for the Oscars, I’m sure you’ll see the same thing on ‘Dancing With the Stars.'”

Kristyn replied to a Twitter user who said that it was "silly" saying that many people only tune into the finale and they need programming to fill the holes since it is during Thanksgiving week.

This got fans excited, as they were mad it moved to the streaming platform.

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One Reddit user shared the screenshot and captioned it, "DWTS S31 Finale may be aired on ABC."


Fans were happy about the possibility that the show could come back to ABC.

But most of them were mad it was moved in the first place.

"Really makes me sad that this show basically got the ax so that a bunch of 20-year-olds that don't want to work and just want to be influencers can make out on a beach. America" commented one fan.

"What's the point in doing that? To rub it in the faces of those who aren't willing to pay for one more streaming service? A big part of the appeal of this show is connecting with the pros and "celebrities" as they progress through the weeks of competition. The finale will be such an easy pass. I'm willing to choose C-Span over it," said another.

"They should’ve just let a different network pick it up bruh," added a third.


It was announced back in April that DWTS would be leaving ABC after 30 seasons, following low ratings and major backlash over Tyra Banks as host.

It was renewed for two more seasons (31 and 32) and it’ll be the streaming service’s first live series.

Kareem Daniel, chairman of Disney Media and Entertainment Distribution, explained in a press release: “’ Dancing with the Stars’ has entertained fans for 16 years on ABC.

"We are excited to bring this beloved show exclusively to Disney+ as the platform’s first-ever live series.

“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.”

Meanwhile, Dana Walden, who’s the Chairman of Entertainment at Walt Disney Television, said in the release that while DWTS has been a “beloved staple on ABC,” it’s time for a change.

She continued: “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+.”


Tyra became the host back in season 29 after Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews were fired.

She returned for season 30, to many fans' dismays.

The model has messed up on numerous occasions and fans have felt she made the show all about her by dressing in elaborate costumes and outfits.

During Season 29, Tyra announced the wrong bottom two couples during the elimination process, blaming the broadcast blunder on a cue card mistake.

However, with a new platform might come a new host.

Tyra Banks will likely 'NOT' be returning to Dancing With the Stars next season, The Sun can exclusively reveal.

"There is no official decision on who will be hosting next season but it doesn't look like Tyra will be back," a source told The Sun. "Which would be a network decision, not her decision." 

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The Sun insider blames this season's low ratings not on the competition, but rather on how it was presented."

"Production has been a mess, with no clear direction of where [the show] was going, which is why certain producers have been axed in recent months," the insider said.

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