It is nearly time to fill our fall TV nights with a model new season of Dancing With the Stars. Season 31 of the actuality competitors collection is present process a number of adjustments, together with a brand new co-host in the ballroom. However maybe the largest change is how to watch it. This fall, the long-running DWTS is shifting from its prior residence on ABC to stream solely on Disney+, making it the first stay present on the streaming service.
What’s extra, DWTS will forego its ordinary advert breaks and stream business free on the platform for Season 31. It is a big change for the collection since dancers and crew normally reap the benefits of the breaks for outfit adjustments, staging, and extra. How will they arrange any elaborate backdrops for the dances? When will they clear up all the confetti and glitter from the stage? How will Tyra have time to grow to be all her many wigs, headpieces, and mirrorball-inspired clothes? We now have so many questions.
Some solutions may have to wait till the season premieres, however in the meantime, here is the whole lot we do learn about Season 31 to this point.
Dancing With the Stars was picked up for 2 seasons by Disney+, and Season 31 will stream ad-free this fall. Disney just lately introduced will probably be introducing an ad-supported model of the streaming platform beginning Dec. 8, however DWTS sometimes crowns a winner earlier than then so it will not intervene with Season 31. Disney has but to resolve if Season 32 will proceed streaming ad-free or return to its business methods.
Season 31 may have its opening night time on Monday, Sept. 19, 2022.
There is a new co-host heading to Dancing With the Stars this season. As well as to Tyra Banks, Alfonso Ribeiro (who was the Season 19 winner with professional Witney Carson) will likely be selecting up the mic alongside the supermodel. In a set created for a internet hosting duo, Tyra singlehandedly hosted the competitors for the final two seasons. Perhaps having one other emcee to share the load will give Tyra some further time to run to the prime of the stairs for interviews or sustain these elaborate costume adjustments even sans business breaks.
The judges are again too, together with mean-mugging Len Goodman, tough-but-fair Carrie Ann Inaba, over-the-top Bruno Tonioli, and gifted Derek Hough.
This season’s execs will embrace Cheryl Burke, Witney Carson, Artem Chigvintsev, Brandon Armstrong, Daniella Karagach, and Pasha Pashkov, with extra to be introduced. Lindsay Arnold and Sharna Burgess have confirmed that they won’t be again this season.
As for contestants, official forged bulletins will likely be launched Sept. 8. We will not wait to discover out which new stars will likely be showcasing their hidden rhythmic skills (or lack thereof) on Season 31.
The rumor mill has been spinning with some alleged Season 31 casting leaks, together with TikTok star Charli D’Amelio and her mom, Heidi. Different names which were tossed round embrace RHOBH forged member Sutton Stracke, and Robert Irwin, son of the late crocodile hunter Steve Irwin. Robert’s sister Bindi Irwin gained DWTS Season 21 again in 2015. However once more, none of the contestants have been confirmed. ABC will launch the record subsequent week.
DWTS launched an official trailer on Aug. 22, showcasing previous performances by previous contestants like Simone Biles, Bindi Irwin, Jojo Siwa, and extra. Now we’re actually excited for the competitors to start.
The DWTS and Disney+ official Twitter accounts posted this promo on August 11, inviting viewers to “make your heart dance in a whole new way” as the collection strikes to streaming:
It is secure to assume Disney night time will likely be all kinds of magical this yr!
The place to watch
Seasons 31 and 32 of DWTS will stream stay on Disney+. The collection sometimes airs at 8/7c and so far as we all know, there is not any adjustments to the time slot. Previous seasons are presently unavailable to stream.