After a tough season this year, Dancing With The Stars is reportedly about to take a short hiatus. According to a report from E! Online, Dancing With The Stars won’t air in the spring of 2019 as it normally would.
The show will come back on the air, not after the debut of The Bachelor, but instead sometime in the Fall of 2019. Dancing With The Stars changed a few things on the set as well, even producing an athletes-only season in the Spring, and then a regular season in September.
This past year was a great string of episodes packed with fantastic celebrity dancers, but the production crew was criticized immensely for crowning the radio DJ Bobby Bones as the winner, despite him not getting the votes that were needed to win the competition.
As a result of the drama, fans online suggested there was a need for a readjustment of the voting structure. So, perhaps, time off for the cast and crew would give them a needed period to work through a new format.
Whether we’ll see changes to the format or not, it’s clear that DWTS has a stellar reputation after many years on the air. Seeing DWTS off the air is a rare thing, considering the show’s long-time success as one of the biggest reality television productions.
It’s true that the show has been associated with celebrities no longer in their prime, but regardless, it’s a great way for stars to get a foot back in the door again.
Sources close to the network explained earlier, “they’re just fixing things up on the show, trying to make little adjustments for the sake of modernity and style. Things needed to change a little bit on set.”
Dancing With The Stars isn’t the only show to change around its schedule. A Million Little Things is moving to Thursdays at 9:00 pm on the 17th of January. Whiskey Cavalier, Schooled, and The Fix, have all been rearranged as well.