Earlier this week, Dancing With The Stars has returned to its original home on ABC to kickstart Season 32 after a year out while the show continues airing live as a simulcast on Disney +, with the next day on-demand content available on Hulu.
The only difference is that they now air on Tuesday nights rather than on Monday nights like it has been over the last 15 years. It comes after the network will air Monday Night Football every week in the NFL just for this season due to the scripted programming complications regarding the strike (writers portion now gone with actors one still not out just yet).
Although they will revert to some Mondays next fall with the Football (NFL), but I guess the Monday three hour block will be full of scripted programming. Plus, Tyra Banks has moved on after three years centre stage off previous host Tom Bergeron & Erin Andrews. America’s Funniest Videos host & avid dancer Alfonso Ribiero steps up in her place at the ballroom, while Julianne Hough will be joining Alfonso as his backstage co-host.
The first celebrity to be eliminated was comedian/actor Matt Walsh who originally withdrew his spot from the show before the premiere last week due to the actor’s strike, but then changed his mind because the writer’s strike was finally done & sadly his time there was short-lived off the back of a poor show with Koko Iwasaki.
We wish Matt all the best as the next episode is back on Tuesday at 8pm ET LIVE on ABC and Disney Plus.