It is no secret that Dancing With The Stars Season 28 is already on the way as the show has been renewed for the new season. Year in year out, the dance show has grown to become a people’s favorite with audience and fans actively rooting for their preferred contestant. Being ABC’s top dance program showing in the spring and fall, the show has proved to be popular with fans and has gained cult-like followership over the years.
However, there was no show during the spring season for this year which has brought about speculations as to why the station decided to skip a season. While nothing has been confirmed, it might have to do with the controversial results from last year where Bobby Bones was voted winner by his fans despite his low scores weekly from the judges’ assessment.
His win resulted in a major uproar with fans and viewers of the show calling for a review of the voting system. They also pointed out that the show might be tending towards a popularity contest instead of rewarding outstanding talent and dance skills. It presently gives equal weight to the votes of the viewers and judges scores.
The organizers seem to have taken a break to look inwards and review some of their systems. While it isn’t confirmed if the elimination of the spring season is something permanent or temporary, from all indications, Season 28 is coming with a bang.
Dancing With The Stars Season 28
Dancing with the Stars (DWTS) is a dance competition and television series showing on ABC. It is United States version of the show Strictly Come Dancing of the United Kingdom. It premiered on the 1st of June 2005 and has had 27 seasons with 437 episodes in all showing twice a year (Spring and Fall). From the first season, the host has been Tom Bergeron with different co-hosts. Erin Andrew joined him as a co-host in Season 18 and has remained since then.
According to the show’s regular format, a professional dancer is paired with a celebrity and the couple performs dance steps that have been predetermined and rehearsed to earn the scores of the judges and vote of the audience to remain in the competition. The scores are then added up and the couple with the lowest votes leave the show until the last couple emerges.
The show has been nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award in the Outstanding Reality Competition Program category since its inception. It has won the People’s Choice Awards, Teen Choice Awards and Imagen Awards amidst several nominations. Tom Bergeron received an Emmy in 2012 for ‘Outstanding Host for a Reality-Competition Program. The show has also over the years received awards related to production – makeup, choreography, hairstyling, costume design, technical direction, light design, art direction, amongst others.
Season 28 promises to be the season with the difference as the organizers seem to have listened to the cries of the followers of the show and are making major changes. Although the details have not been revealed, the show host – Tom Bergeron recently hinted with some tweet that there might be some changes in this new season. News from the grapevine also reveals that most of the old production crew were let go and a good number of the new crew are from Strictly Come Dancing.
Karey Burke – ABC’s President also assures fans that they should expect something big in the new season. All fingers are crossed as the season promises to be a great one.
Start Date Of Dancing With The Stars Season 28
The show has been slated to begin on the 16th of September, 8 p.m. ET on ABC. The excitement that comes with the show has been steadily peaking, however, some fans have also expressed their worries that it might feel somewhat different watching Dancing With The Stars new season. Be that as it may, it is believed that the excitement the show has come to be characterized with over the years will very much still be present.
Cast Of Dancing With The Stars
The organizers have been tight-lipped about the celebrities that will be on this season’s show. While there have been series of speculations on social media, with people speculating about Hannah Brown- The Bachelorette star, Dina Lohan, Robert Irwin, Katelyn Ohashi, and Jennifer Love Hewitt nothing has been confirmed. However, Karey Burke has hinted that there will be some big and impressive celebrities in the season.
Judges On The show
The judges for the new season remains Bruno Tonioli, Carrie Ann Inaba and Len Goodman as the head judge. With Carrie’s new gig on ‘The Talk‘ on CBS there has been speculation that she might not return as a judge. But Carrie herself has confirmed that she is looking forward to the new season.