Say it ain’t so! Fans of Dancing With the Stars are used to watching the hit reality dancing competition in both the fall and spring, but this year, there, unfortunately, won’t be a spring 2019 season of the series. As of now, the Season 28 is expected to happen in the fall of 2019.
When ABC revealed their spring lineup on Wednesday, Dec. 12, DWTS noticeably wasn’t on it. In 2018, the show switched things up in the spring and aired an all-athletes season where Olympic figure skater Adam Rippon took home the title. DWTS resumed with a normal season in the fall, and Bobby Bones won the Mirror Ball Trophy — a victory that caused much controversy.
He won with his pro partner, Sharna Burgess, despite earning lower scores than his competitors all season long. Fans expressed their dismay on social media, and some even requested a change in the show’s concept. Perhaps that’s what producers will be working on in this interim?
Anyway, if you just can’t live without DWTS for the next year (don’t be ashamed, neither can we!), you can check out the Dancing With the Stars: Live! A Night to Remember tour starting Saturday, Dec. 15 through early March in various US cities. The production will feature the largest collection of stars that you know and love, including professional dancers Witney Carson, Artem Chigvintsev, Val Chmerkovskiy, Gleb Savchenko, Emma Slater, Sasha Farber, Alan Bersten, Jenna Johnson, and Brandon Armstrong as well as Season 27 celebs Bobby, Joe “Grocery Store Joe” Amabile, John Schneider, Juan Pablo Di Pace, Mary Lou Retton, and Milo Manheim.
“The show will feature professional and troupe dancers in a brand-new production showcasing every type of dance style as seen on ABC’s hit show Dancing With the Stars ranging from ballroom and jazz to modern and hip-hop,” the press release explained. The show will also give audiences “the opportunity to experience the excitement, glamour, and glitz they see in the ballroom every Monday night live in theatres in their hometown.” Count us in!