‘Dancing with the Stars’ season 18 set to return in March
The details are set for the next season of Dancing with the Stars and ABC has announced the show’s return.
Tom Bergeron (America’s Funniest Home Videos) will host with Dancing with the Stars Season 7 Champion Brooke Burke-Charvet.
Season 18 will also follow the one-night trend. “We want to find ways to turn that up just a little bit. We were pleased with how it worked for us,” ABC’s president of entertainment Paul Lee said.
Fans were thrilled to see a mini shake-up on the judges’ panel when former professional dancerMaks Chmerkovskiy filled in for head judge Len Goodman for an episode.
Lee agreed that he loved Maks’ creative input and there’s a possibility that we could be seeing the hunky Ukranian back with a paddle in his hand. “He did a really good job [as a judge]. I mean, we were really please with a lot of those guest judges. He did a really good job and we look forward to working with him,” he said.
Here’s the official statement: “DANCING WITH THE STARS” (Monday, March 17, 8:00-10:00 p.m., ET)
“Dancing With the Stars” returns for its 18th season with an all-new celebrity cast. The competition will feature twelve celebrities who will brave the dance floor for the very first time. Each week, these celebrities will leave their comfort zones and endure hours of grueling rehearsals to master technical choreography and entertaining performances. In the end, only one star will rise above the rest to be crowned champion and win the coveted mirror-ball trophy.
Hosted by Emmy® Award-winning Tom Bergeron (“America’s Funniest Home Videos”) and Brooke Burke-Charvet (“Dancing with the Stars” Season 7 Champion), “Dancing with the Stars” is the hit series in which celebrities perform choreographed dance routines which are judged by renowned ballroom judge Len Goodman and dancer/choreographers Bruno Tonioli and Carrie Ann Inaba.
“Dancing with the Stars” is produced by BBC Worldwide Productions. Conrad Green, Ashley Edens-Shaffer and Joe Sungkur are executive producers. Alex Rudzinski directs.