At the Television Critics Association’s 2022 Summer Press Tour, Disney Plus made a big announcement of “Dancing With the Stars”—the premiere date.
Here’s what you need to know:
Dancing With the Stars Season 31 begins Monday, September 19
In a press release as part of Disney Plus tag at the TCA Summer Press Tour 2022, the streaming service announced that “Dancing With the Stars” was leaked on Monday 19 a month ago. During the TCA press day, there was no mention of when or how long the episodes will be.
The press release for the upcoming season teases:
Dancing with the Stars is the hit series hosted by supermodel and businesswoman Tyra Banks and actor and television personality Alfonso Ribeiro in which celebrities compete with trained ballroom dancers in themed choreographed dance routines judged by a panel of renowned ballroom experts, including Len Goodman, Carrie Ann Inaba, Bruno Tonioli and Derek Hough. Dancing with the Stars is produced by BBC Studios Los Angeles Productions.
Season 19 Mirrorball champion Alfonso Ribeiro was announced as the new host on July 14. It was also at this point that they announced that all four judges would be officially returning.
“‘Dancing with the Stars’ has been such an important part of my life for so many years and I’m thrilled to rejoin this close-knit family as a co-host,” Ribeiro said in a statement at the time. “Tyra and I have a longstanding friendship that I hope will resonate with all fans at home as we launch this new season of Disney Plus.”
Banks added: “I’ve known Alfonso since I was 19 and he always puts a smile on my face when I see him. Having such a fun-loving, longtime friend as a co-host warms my heart. Plus, he’s won the competition before, so he knows exactly what the stars go through. Joking back and forth live with him will be so much fun!”
The cast announcement date is coming in about a month
According to Dancing With the Stars insider Kristyn Burtt, the season 31 cast will be announced on September 8th, which happens to be Disney Plus Day 2022, so it’s likely to be part of the Disney Plus celebration.
Disney Plus announced in May 2022 via press release that Disney Plus Day is returning on Thursday, September 8 to coincide with the 2022 D23 Expo: The Ultimate Disney Fan Event in Anaheim, California, taking place September 9-11. takes place in September.
The cast announcement of “Dancing With the Stars” is part of the “special experiences for fans and subscribers” the streaming service is bringing to the 8th franchise in the all-new live-action ‘Pinocchio,'” read the press release.
However, fans can likely expect some leaks about the cast early on, as the pros and celebrities will be rehearsing together ahead of the September 8 official cast announcement. Usually, casts have at least two full weeks before the premiere to rehearse their first performance.
Dancing With the Stars returns September 19 for its 31st season on Disney Plus.
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