Season 32 of “Dancing With the Stars” may look a little different than previous seasons, as it will be filming on a different stage, according to Deadline.
The outlet reported that Television City, a large studio complex in Los Angeles, will be undergoing a renovation with a $1.25 billion budget. That means “Dancing With the Stars,” “American Idol,” and more shows will be looking for new stages to film on and are already “solidifying moving arrangements,” Deadline reported.
According to the outlet, the number of stages at Television City will be raised from eight to 15 or more.
‘Dancing With the Stars’ Is Set to Return in Fall 2023
“Dancing With the Stars” was renewed for season 32 at the time of the move from ABC to Disney+. There is no word about whether commercial breaks will return for season 32, though there were no commercials for the first season of “Dancing With the Stars” on the streaming service.
No information about the professional dancer lineup or the celebrity cast will be announced until much closer to the premiere date, but there are some hints about which dancers might not be returning for the upcoming season.
Professional dancers Witney Carson, Daniella Karagach, Peta Murgatroyd and Lindsay Arnold are all pregnant and due in May and June 2023, which means that they’ll only have a few months post-partum to recuperate if they do decide to head back into the ballroom. The last time Murgatroyd gave birth, she was back in the ballroom just two months later, but it’s never a sure thing. Cheryl Burke retired after season 31 of the show, so she likely won’t be back.
Fan favorite professional dancer Mark Ballas has not said if he’ll be back for another season after winning a Mirrorball trophy with Charli D’Amelio.
It’s possible dancers Sasha Farber, Emma Slater, Val Chmerkovskiy, Alan Bersten, Brandon Armstrong, Ezra Sosa and Britt Stewart will be making a return to the ballroom in the upcoming season as well.
There are no indications of any changes to the hosts, Tyra Banks and Alfonso Ribeiro.
There Will Be 3 Judges on ‘Dancing With the Stars’ Season 32
Some fans think Len Goodman will be replaced for “Dancing With the Stars” season 32, but one of the prime candidates, ballroom dancing legend Shirley Ballas, has said that there will only be three judges on the show this time around. The three existing judges in addition to Goodman are Derek Hough, Carrie Ann Inaba and Bruno Tonioli.
In a segment on British talk show “Loose Women,” Ballas shared that she had been in talks to join “Dancing With the Stars” but wouldn’t be because the executives decided there would only be three judges.
“I spoke to [executive producer and showrunner] Conrad Green. I think at the moment they’re going to keep it to three judges,” Ballas shared. She told the Daily Mail in July 2022 that she’d join the show if given the chance.
“Dancing With the Stars” will likely begin airing in mid-September 2023 on Disney+.