The remaining four couples will dance this season and compete in their last two rounds of dance competition in the final of the live season where one will win the coveted Mirrorball Trophy.
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“Dancing with the Stars” fans must sign up for Disney + if they want to see the new season of the popular dance competition.
The show, which received a two-year pick-up, will premiere exclusively on streaming services in the United States and Canada this fall, becoming the first live series to debut on a Disney-owned platform.
Moving to “Dancing with the Stars” on Disney + gives Disney the opportunity to capture new audiences who have severed ties with cable and increased customer growth. Disney said in March that it would add a low-cost, ad-supported Disney + tier later this year.
Disney ended the last quarter with a total subscriber base of about 130 million for its Disney + platform and reiterated its guideline to reach between 230 million and 260 million subscribers by 2024.
Dana Walden, Walt Disney Television’s Entertainment Chairman, said in a statement, “Dancing with the Star has been a favorite theme on ABC for 30 seasons and has brought a lot of joy to millions of viewers.” “As we significantly expand our unscripted slate on ABC, this is a great opportunity to introduce the show to a whole new generation of fans at Disney +.”
“Dancing with the Stars” has been airing on ABC since 2005.
It looks like football will take on some of the “Dancing with the Stars” spots in ABC’s Monday night line-up. Earlier this year, it was announced that Disney would broadcast one game on ESPN and one game on ABC on the same Monday night.
The 2022 season is the final year of the current “Monday Night Football” contract. The next deal starts in 2023, and will air three “MNF” games during the ABC season, and the rest will air exclusively on ESPN.