'Dancing With The Stars' Season 29: Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about ABC's reality show
America's favorite dance reality show 'DWTS' is expected to waltz its way back to TV with an all-new season in Fall 2020. Here's all we know about the new season
'Dancing with the Stars' is the USA's version of the UK's 'Strictly Come Dancing'. Last year, the show skipped its spring season for the very first time since 2007 and returned in September for the fall edition. This year too, the coronavirus pandemic played a dampener with its spring edition for the second time in a row but we are nearing fall and the makers of the show are gearing up to present the 29th season of this highly successful show. Here's all you should know about it.
Season 29 of 'Dancing with the Stars' will air on Monday, September 14 on ABC, 8-10 pm ET.
'Dancing with the Stars' is the series in which celebrities perform choreographed dance routines that are judged by a panel of renowned ballroom experts.
The celebrity participants of the show will only be revealed closer to the release date of the show. Until now, there's been one revelation regarding the participants and that is 'Bachelorette' Kaitlyn Bristowe. Bookmark this article and circle back in a few days for updates on the other celebrity contestants as well as the star professional dancers.
Len Goodman, Carrie Ann Inaba, and Bruno Tonioli are expected to return to judge the show. Bookmark this article and check this space in a few days for any new development on this front.
Hosts Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews have held the show together for years with their flawless compèring. However, their run on the show has ended and Tom himself confirmed the news as he tweeted, "Just informed @DancingABC will be continuing without me. It's been an incredible 15 year run and the most unexpected gift of my career. I'm grateful for that and for the lifelong friendships made. That said, now what am I supposed to do with all of these glitter masks?"
Just informed @DancingABC will be continuing without me. It's been an incredible 15 year run and the most unexpected gift of my career. I'm grateful for that and for the lifelong friendships made. That said, now what am I supposed to do with all of these glitter masks?— Tom Bergeron (@Tom_Bergeron) July 13, 2020
In a joint statement from ABC and BBC studios to Fox News, the networks also announced that Erin who started hosting since 2014 will not be returning. Even though there was no explanation offered for the sudden ouster, the networks assured in their statement that, "Bergeron will forever be part of the 'Dancing with the Stars' family."
The show has signed on Tyra Banks as the new host and announced the same via their social media. "Please join us in welcoming @tyrabanks as #DWTS host. Thank you to @Tom_Bergeron and @ErinAndrews for so many seasons of glitz, glamour, and good times!" read the tweet posted to 'DWTS' Twitter account on July 15.
"I've been a fan of DWTS since its beginning ... The fun mixed with raw emotion, seeing celebrities push past their comfort zones, the sizzling dance performances ... it's always transported me to my days of turning it up 10 notches on the catwalk," said Tyra about her participation, reports CNN.
The series is produced by BBC Studios’ Los Angeles production arm. Andrew Llinares and Tyra Banks are executive producers.
There is no trailer yet for this Season 29 of 'Dancing with the Stars'. MEA WorldWide (MEAWW) will update the article once it's released.
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